Articles: Industry News

THERMOTEC, Inc., a REFCOTEC & Koremart joint-venture, has acquired PC Campana’s sand mini-riser division in Lorain, Ohio.  

PC Campana has served the metals manufacturing industry with consumable products since 1969. Its mini-riser division was launched in 1984, producing exothermic sand mini risers that could withstand the forces of high-pressure sand molding. 

Mobility Engineering reported microelectronics and engine castings are among the individual aircraft components that continue to challenge Raytheon Technologies’ aerospace and defense manufacturing supply chain. Company CEO Greg Hayes and COO Christopher Calio talked about the challenges during an earnings call in January, and both have referenced the situation since the first quarter of 2022. 

The Nadcap program—which oversees critical process accreditations of suppliers in the aerospace industry—has published two new audit criteria, covering investment casting and sand casting.

With leadership from the Nadcap Metallic Materials Manufacturing (MMM) Task Group, the audit criteria were developed with experts from original equipment manufacturers and casting suppliers involved in the Nadcap program. Audits using the new criteria can now be scheduled.

AFS Corporate Member Oil City Iron Works, Inc. was awarded Small Employer of the Year by Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (WSNCT). The company is in its 137th year of business.

Godfrey & Wing, which manufactures and supplies equipment, sealants, and services to seal porous materials, has expanded vacuum impregnation production capacity at its North American service centers. The focus of this growth is to help manufacturers ensure part performance and build their business profitability in 2023 and the future.

AFS Corporate Member Le Sueur Inc. (LSI), a supplier of complex and pressure-tight aluminum castings and plastic injection molding components based in Le Sueur, Minnesota, has been acquired by Delos Capital and The Silverfern Group.

The international quartet of metal fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST will take place June 12-16, but exhibitors can register online now for booth space, the events company Messe Düsseldorf announced.

AFS Corporate Member General Motors Co. plans to invest $918 million in four U.S. manufacturing sites for V-8 engine production and electric vehicle (EV) components, the company said on January 20, which includes $55 million for casting operations. The announcement brings GM’s U.S.

Dakota Foundry, an Anderson Industries Company located in Webster, South Dakota, has acquired the MAGMASOFT Autonomous Engineering tools to further advance its innovation and support production of complex, high-quality iron castings. 

AFS Corporate Member General Kinematics broke ground in August on a 42,000-sq.ft. plant expansion at its Crystal Lake, Illinois, corporate headquarters. The manufacturing addition will be part of its existing 220,000-sq.-ft. space to facilitate increasing demand and more extensive equipment offerings for the mining, foundry, and recycling industries.