China’s FAW Foundry Co. Ltd., has entered into a long-term agreement with SinterCast AB and will license the group’s process control technology for compacted graphite iron (CGI) production. This will be the first commercial installation of SinterCast’s new, “third generation” control suite, unveiled in December.
SinterCast develops and licenses process control technology for producing CGI, an alternative to gray iron and aluminum for forming strong but lightweight automotive components. Its System 3000 package includes updated internal hardware components, a new operating system, new process control software, and extended measurement capability of core thermal analysis sampling technology. The new suite is also modular, so it’s flexible enough to be installed for any foundry or process flow. It can be configured for foundries that produce CGI from pressurized pouring furnaces or by ladle pouring
FAW Foundry is an R&D unit within the China FAW Group Corp. China FAW Group manufactures passenger and commercial vehicles, and collaborates in vehicle development, production, and sales with various global automotive OEMS, including Audi, Ford, Hyundai, Mazda, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
It will install the research-scale version of the new package, SinterCast Mini-System 3000, at the FAW Foundry Co., Ltd. R&D foundry, in Changchun, China, in support of product development across the manufacturing group.
"As the largest vehicle manufacturer in China, FAW has taken the initiative to become the first Chinese OEM to adopt the SinterCast technology as part of its overall strategy to develop and produce state-of-the-art engines that meet the stringent Euro-style emissions legislation that has been adopted in China, and to satisfy consumer demand for improved performance, refinement and fuel efficiency," summarized SinterCast president/CEO Dr. Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast.
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