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'Availability of new foundry sand is already becoming a challenge, along with the need of providing new solutions to waste management,” according to the director of a metallurgical research center.
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Automotive cast parts.
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With deoxidized base iron, carbon levels can be increased to 3.30% C and alloying can be completely or nearly eliminated at the same time.

Earning a Reputation for Quality, Lightweight Design

June 17, 2016
Alucast Ltd., an English foundry producing sand gravity and pressure castings, aims to introduce $4.5 million worth of new products in the coming two years, especially for automakers and the Tier Ones.

Alucast Ltd., a producer of sand gravity and pressure castings in the England’s West Midlands, aims to introduce £3 million (est. $4.5 million) worth of new product introductions in the coming two years, having impressed automakers and the Tier Ones with its quality and technical expertise.

The foundry also has assumed a greater role in designing and prototyping lightweight structural parts, which has already led to £500,000 (est. $725,000) in orders for a certain niche vehicle manufacturer.

“There is a real momentum toward using aluminum in components, basically driven by the need to take weight out of vehicles,” explained John Swift, managing director of Alucast. “This is an area we have significant expertise in, and this has resulted in us being nominated for a lot of new work that we have gone on to win.
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