Weekly Update March 31, 2009

March 31, 2009
Foundry sues scrap processors Newcast cancelled for 2009 High-precision scanner measures complex castings
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Beryllium Copper Foundry Sues Scrap Processors
Semco Inc., a Marion, OH, producer of beryllium copper plunger tips, is suing three scrap processors, contending they knowingly received goods stolen from the company’s foundry operation. Read more
Bremen Castings Receives New ISO Certification
Bremen Castings Inc. reports that its Bremen, IN operations have been audited and certified to the new ISO 9001:2008 standard. Read more
Camito Takes Order for Large-Scale Castings
NovaCast Technologies AB subsidiary Camito has earned a significant order from Schweikert to supply castings for trim and flange dies and stamping die shoes, for producing automotive body parts. Schweikert produces automotive parts for various manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and VW. Read more
Newcast Trade Show Canceled for 2009
In its announcement, Messe Dusseldorf cited the global economic crisis and its impact on the automobile and machine building industries, “which in turn is felt by high-tech foundries around the world, for which these two industries represent primary customers.” Read more
Featured This Week
High-Precision Scanner Measures Complex Castings
"Modern 3D drawings include little in the way of explicit dimensions. The curves of the free-form surfaces are almost impossible to verify using traditional tactile-measurement techniques.” Read more
Forums And Blogs
REB Blog: Look who's in charge
Bankruptcy now will be Washington’s failure, not Detroit’s. If the government doesn’t want GM in Chapter 11, it won’t happen. Read more
FM&T Hall of Honor
The FOUNDRY Management & Technology Hall of Honor recognizes men and women whose technical and process innovations; organizational leadership; professional and industrial standards; and personal contributions and achievements have improved and enhanced metalcasting as a science, as an industry, and as a community. Help us identify the next metalcaster to join the FM&T Hall of Honor. Read more
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