| Weekly Update – November 24, 2009 |
| This Week's Metalcasting News Review |
| || Report: Blackhawk Foundry Near Asset Sale, Closing |
According to local reports, Blackhawk Foundry & Machine Co. has a purchase agreement in place with an unnamed buyer and will sell certain assets and revenue. The transaction is expected to close within weeks, after which the Davenport, IA, green sand foundry will close its remaining operations, KWQC-TV reports. Read more
| || Process Said to Enhance Cast Aluminum Pistons |
Federal-Mogul Corp. reports it has developed a new aluminum piston design that withstands the mechanical and thermal loads produced by heavy-duty engines, making it a more reliable component for diesel engines. This will be important to automotive manufacturers seeking to build vehicles with smaller engines, to achieve lower CO2 emissions and better fuel economy, without compromising the vehicles' power output. Read more
| || USAC Adds Machining Capability |
US Aluminum Castings reports has taken delivery of a new Mori Seiki horizontal machining center it expects will expand the range of its value-added services. Read more
| || Better Times Ahead |
The past year has seen few bright spots for diecasters, but the trends toward high-volume production of lightweight components continue to favor the technology. Read more
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