| This Week's Metalcasting News Review |
| Two Metaldyne Plants Up for Sale, or Closure |
Metaldyne Corp. is offering a diecasting operation and a machine shop for sale, or else will close them, as part of its “action-oriented plan to create value” for shareholders. Read more
| FATA Aluminium Acquired by FATA Automation |
Casting equipment manufacturer FATA Aluminium Inc. has been acquired by FATA Automation Inc., according to a release. FATA Aluminium designs and manufactures casting machinery, automated casting carousels, sand regeneration systems, and aluminum foundry equipment. Read more
| Roberts Sinto Opens Surface-Treatment Center |
Roberts Sinto Corp. has started up the Sinto Surface Treatment Test Center in Grand Ledge, MI, a design/engineering operation for customer-specific applications. Read more
| Featured This Week |
| Continuous Vibratory System for Deburring Aluminum Diecastings |
“The high productivity was mainly achieved by the automatic loading system,” said Christian Barth manager of Visiocorp's metalcasting department. “This allows us to run the machine with 1.5 people. We would not have achieved this with any other system available.” Read more
| Forums And Blogs |
| REB blog: Buy? Sell? Hold? |
There are considerable everyday challenges to owning and operating a metalcasting operation, including the effort to maintain equitable advantages with casting buyers and product/service suppliers, both of which groups have become much more consolidated in the past decade — leaving less latitude to metalcasting operations, which have not consolidated to nearly the same degree. Read more
| Upcoming Events |
| Permanent Mold Coating Fundamentals - Aluminum |
Schaumburg, IL; August 5-6, 2008 Read more
| Metallurgy of Gray and Ductile Iron |
Cleveland, OH; August 12-15, 2008 Read more
| Workplace Emergency Planning / Electric Safety-Arc Flash |
St. Louis, MO; August 12-13, 2008 Read more
| Designing & Building Metal Stamping Dies |
Cincinnati, OH; August 13-14, 2008 Read more
| Metallurgy of Copper Base Casting Alloys |
Hamilton, ON; August 19-21, 2008 Read more
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