North America


The dimensional accuracy at which sand castings can now be produced has approached that of investment castings.  3-D sand printing technologies have greatly improved the dimensional accuracy of molds and cores but have failed to match the surface smoothness of conventional sand castings, let alone investment castings. Investment casting provides […]

Critical Characteristics Affecting the Surface Finish of Castings










Linamar Corporation (Guelph, Ontario) announced it has filed conditional offers with the Commercial Court in Paris to acquire assets of Societe Aveyronnaise de Metallurgie S.A. (Viviez, France) and F.V.M. Technologies S.A. (Villers-la-Montagne) from bankruptcy, and 100% of the outstanding shares of Alfisa Technologies, S.L.U. (Barcelona) for approximately 6 million Euros. […]

Linamar Looking to Expand European Operations


For many years, Kurtz Ersa has been a turnkey supplier for complete foundry solutions. Together with its partners FAT, Loramendi, StrikoWestofen and Mössner, Kurtz helps its customers achieve high reliability and huge productivity increases with high quality. In order to share the unique experiences resulting from these long-term business relationships […]

Kurtz Holds Events for Automotive Sector in Querétaro and Monterrey



Nemak, which provides lightweighting for the world’s automotive industry, opened a high-pressure diecasting facility in Monterrey, Mexico. Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto presided over the event. According to a news release, the plant’s technology will support production of aluminum automotive components, primarily engine blocks, transmission cases and structural components. There […]

Nemak Opens Plant in Mexico