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Weekly Update May 5, 2009

May 5, 2009
Alcoa has a buyer for cast-wheel business ASK Chemicals to distribute SphereOx in Europe Research aims for "greener" aluminum casting.
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Alcoa Has a Buyer for Cast Wheel Biz
Alcoa reportedly has a buyer for its cast wheel business, which includes a plant in Beloit, WI. The identity of the buyer and terms of the sale have not been released. Read more
Navistar to Supply Diesel Engines to Daewoo
The in-line, four-cylinder engines are a new entry for Navistar’s MaxxForce series, which are cast in compacted graphite iron (CGI) by the Brazilian foundry group Tupy. Production will start in mid 2011, and eventually may reach up to 25,000 units/year. Read more
ASK Chemicals to Distribute SphereOX in Europe
SphereOX is used to eliminate veining and reduce most gas defects. It’s said to improve productivity by reducing rework, and to reduce airborne dust and VOCs. Read more
Featured This Week
Research Aims to Make Aluminum Casting “Greener”
The Constraine Rapid Induction Melting Single Shot (CRIMSON) process ensures that the exact amount of aluminum needed for a particular casting is melted rapidly in a crucible, using induction heating. Read more
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