North America



AFS Corporate Member Victaulic (Easton, Pennsylvania), a manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining solutions, has unveiled a plan to build an additional state-of-the-art manufacturing center in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. The 400,000 sq. ft. facility is the result of increased domestic demand for the company’s products. The facility is expected to break […]

Victaulic to Build New Facility



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