Weekly Update March 17, 2009

March 17, 2009
Thixomat introduces magnesium sheet process Testing specialists outline cost, throughput techniques High-speed video offering more options for product testing.
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Thixomat Introduces New Magnesium Sheet Process
Thixomat calls NanoMag an environmentally friendly process for manufacturing high-strength, lightweight magnesium sheet with nanometer microstructures. It plans to market the technology for automotive, aerospace, military, biomedical, and other industrial applications. Read more
Testing Specialists Outline Cost, Throughput Techniques
According to Jacques Hoffmann, InterTech Development president: “There are common mistakes made by machine builders or manufacturers that do not understand the details of test processes, and what is required to fine-tune testing in the context of an assembly operation.“ Read more
Cymat Wins Military Order for New Material
"This is a major milestone in Cymat's road to commercialization," stated Cymat president Tim Hardman, Cymat's President. "Based on independent testing completed in the U.S., Cymat's SmartMetal can play a key role in increasing troop survivability when ‘up-armoring’ military vehicles.” Read more
Featured This Week
High-Speed Video Offering More Options for Product Testing
The technology of high-speed digital video photography has progressed to the point where it will begin to improve many aspects of impact testing. Read more
Forums And Blogs
REB Blog: A view of the world
I’d like to know when the elected officials in the “Rust Belt” states will recognize that they are increasingly responsible for this decline, and that they have the authority to do something to improve the situation? Read more
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Investment Casting Institute Spring Meeting
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