| Weekly Update – June 2, 2009 |
| Like to save $50.00 per ton on your melting costs, or how about a 66% reduction in non-ferrous dross generation? With ASI and Wedron Flux products, you can! |
Take your melt cleanliness to the next level with ferrous and non-ferrous fluxes from ASI and Wedron Flux. Clean Metal means lower casting scrap, longer furnace life, and improved melt efficiency.
For more about our full line of ferrous fluxes, aluminum AlucoFluxes, iron inoculants and inoculant enhancers, low silicon nodulizers and hot toppings, visit www.asi-alloys.com.
For more about our Rotaflux, Degassers, flux guns, Hydrotech RPT Tester and graphite degassing consumables, visit http://blacklabcorp.com/WedronFlux.htm
| This Week's Metalcasting News Review |
| || Metaldyne in Bankruptcy, Will Sell Assets |
Metaldyne Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing an unmanageable debt load, weak automotive industry demand, and a lack of available credit to maintain its organization. Significantly, the auto parts producer announced that its 2006 merger partner, Asahi-Tec, will no longer provide financial support to Metaldyne and will focus on its own Japanese operations. Read more
| || Citation Earns Navistar Supplier Award |
The 2008 Diamond Supplier Award recognizes suppliers who exceed performance expectations for quality, delivery, and cost, and also acknowledges the suppliers’ efforts to align themselves with Navistar’s strategic business goals and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement. Read more
| || Thresher Seeks to Raise Green Profile |
"We have teamed up with AFT to help expand our market awareness and attract green-minded investors to our company,” stated Thresher president and CEO Tom Flessner. “Thresher is growing rapidly, based on a number of new orders and our recent entry into the heat-sink marketplace. Now is a great time to increase our outreach and build the recognition in the public markets that we merit as our achievements." Read more
| || Optimizing Automatic Deburring |
Flexible deburring tool helps an aluminum diecaster use robotics more effectively to remove flashing economically and safely. The Flexdeburr tool has a rigid outer housing and an internal motor/spindle assembly that allows it to achieve close tolerance cleaning of complex castings. Read more
| || REB Blog: A new chapter |
Bankruptcy, of the “creditor protection” variety, is the last recourse for companies that cannot reconcile their assets with their financial obligations. GM and Chrysler, and their new regulators, have found a new last recourse. Read more
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| || FM&T Hall of Honor |
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