Weekly Update May 29, 2012

PCC expands aerospace portfolio Dyersville Die Cast buys foundry New aluminum alloy for aerospace, defense Compressed air network controller Dust suppression/fine-particle control

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This Week’s Metalcasting News Review

PCC Expands Aerospace Portfolio

Precision Castparts Corp. — an investment caster, forger, and manufacturer of fasteners and other critical metal components — continues to acquire companies as it assembles an organization supplying aerospace and power-generation markets. Portland-based PCC said it would buy two California companies, Dickson Testing Co. and Aerocraft Heat Treating Co., in cash transactions.

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Dyersville Die Cast Buys Hawkeye Foundry

Iowa’s Dyersville Die Cast reportedly has acquired Hawkeye Foundry in Manchester, IA, and renamed the new holding Ertl Foundry.

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NIST Casting Research Adds Nano-Tech Investor

Powdermet Inc., which develops “nano-engineered metallic composites,” has joined the NIST-led research program announced more than two years ago to develop lighter aluminum and magnesium castings.

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Featured This Week

New Aluminum Alloy for Aerospace, Defense, Transport

QuesTek Innovations LLC, a materials R&D organization, is working on a development for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to design and develop a new aluminum alloy that has high-strength characteristics as well as thermal stability.

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New Products

Compressed-Air Network Controller

FMT0529nl-AtlasCopcoES16.gifAtlas Copco's ES 16 connects with up to 16 compressors to create a single, centralized point of control for a compressed-air network, retrieving and processing information coming from the compressors, dryers and other measurement equipment. The result is a dependable and efficient network and thus helps to save on average 10% energy.

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Dust Suppression, Fine Particle Control

FMT0529nl-DustControlTech.gifDust Control Technology recently introduced a new low-turbulence design for applications in which a fan-driven mist would be undesirable. Developed in response to extensive customer input, the DustBoss DB-M is suitable for operating conditions involving very fine dust particles, including slag dust or fly ash. The unit generates an umbrella-shaped cloud of atomized droplets averaging 50-200 microns in size, projecting the mist about 30 feet (9.14 meters) under calm conditions.

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Forums and Blogs

REB Blog: For your own good

Why does a federal agency need to rely on external research to demonstrate its own goodness?

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Upcoming Events

8th China Intl. Diecasting Conference & Exhibition

Shanghai — June 17-22

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ASM Aeromat 2012

Charlotte — June 18-20

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Design & Manufacturing Midwest

Chicago — June 19-21

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NFFS Foundry Noise Exposure Training Seminar

Cleveland — July 18

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10th China Intl. Die & Mold Manufacturing and Technology Exhibition

Beijing — August 8-10

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