Weekly Update - July 29, 2008

July 29, 2008
Two Metaldyne Plants Up for Sale, or Closure FATA Aluminium Acquired by FATA Automation Roberts Sinto Opens Surface-Treatment Center Continuous Vibratory System for Deburring Aluminum Diecastings
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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
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