Weekly Update April 29, 2008

July 11, 2008
Marathon Buying Diecasters, Automotive Caster from Bankruptcy Cast-Iron Stove Manufacturer Back in Bankruptcy Laser Scanning Aids Intermets Customer Service, Dimensional Accuracy
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This Week's Metalcasting News Review
Marathon Buying Diecasters, Automotive Caster from Bankruptcy
Marathon Asset Management L.L.C. has acquired two nonferrous diecasting operations and an aluminum automotive component manufacturer, all of which it plans to incorporate with its Contech L.L.C. holding. Read more
Cast-Iron Stove Manufacturer Back in Bankruptcy
CFM Corp., a producer of cast-iron stoves and fireplace structures has filed for bankruptcy and may be closing its operations. The Mississauga, ON-based company has 16 plants, and produces products under brand names like Vermont Casting, Majestic Fireplace, Dutch West, and Century Hearth. Read more
Laser Scanning Aids Intermet’s Customer Service, Dimensional Accuracy
Intermet Corp.'s Columbus (GA) Foundry has adopted a laser scanning system that allows the ductile iron operation to produce “highly accurate” digital models of components. The system involves a laser-based scanner mounted on an articulated, mechanical arm, and data-management software to track and record the dimensions of an object. Read more
Featured This Week
Inspecting the Spectrometers
According to our most recent reader survey, 13% of all metalcasting operations in North America will be buying new and improved laboratory systems this year. That percentage may climb even higher as quality engineers, laboratory managers, and plant metallurgists come to understand and appreciate recent developments and introductions — particularly in the field of spectrometers. Read more
Forums And Blogs
REB Blog: Good news, bad trend
There's no reason not to see good news in the latest AFS latest "Metalcasting Forecast & Trends" report — except that it's impossible to separate the domestic manufacturing market's buying patterns from the broader economic picture. Read more
Upcoming Events
Green Sand Control, Internet-based class
May 5- June 1, 2008 Read more
Safety Standards Seminar for Industrial Furnaces & Ovens, Indianapolis, IN
May 5-6, 2008 Read more
ASTM Committee Meeting - Iron Castings, Denver, CO
May 6, 2008 Read more
CastExpo '08, Atlanta, GA
May 17-20, 2008 Read more
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