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Weekly Update June 16, 2009

June 16, 2009
Johnson Matthey meets PED ESR4.3 Another license for SinterCast Fiber-optic sensors good to 1,000C
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Johnson Matthey Precision Castings Meets PED ESR4.3
The St. Catharines, ON, manufacturer explains: “The PED (pressure equipment directive) level achieved means that (Johnson Matthey) may now issue specific certification that meets the requirements for specific product control as required by ESR 4.3 for material supplied for use in pressure equipment falling into PED categories II, III, and IV.” Read more
German Foundry Licenses SinterCast Process
Following a trial period in which CGI prototype castings were produced and delivered to its customers, Germany’s Luitpoldhutte AG ferrous foundry entered into a long-term agreement with SinterCast for use of its compacted graphite iron process control technology. Read more
Former Wells Manufacturing Chairman Passes Away
Marsh Wells spent over 50 years developing and expanding Wells Manufacturing Co., a business founded by his father more than 60 years ago as an iron castings manufacturer. It was later known as Castwell Products. Read more
Featured This Week
Fiber-Optic Temperature Sensors Good to 1,000°C
Chiral Photonics sensing elements, while preserving the advantages of fiber-optic sensors in general, do not rely on photosensitive glasses. Rather, the sensors are microformed into the fiber and, therefore, can be fabricated in glasses ideal for specific applications. Read more
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