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Weekly Update November 24, 2009

Nov. 24, 2009
Blackhawk sale, closing near Remelting said to enhance aluminum pistons Diecasters see better times ahead.
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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
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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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