SinterCast-CGI series production to begin for First Automobile Works
Following successful material development and product development with the SinterCast Mini-System 3000 since 2010, First Automobile Works (FAW) has ordered a fully automated System 4000 Plus to support the series production of a new heavy-duty Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) cylinder block.
Under the terms of the agreement, AFS Corporate Member SinterCast will install a System 4000 Plus process control system at the FAW Foundry Number 1 in Changchun, China during mid-2020. Series production is expected to begin during 2020.
“The System 4000 Plus will become our third installation in the FAW Group, our thirteenth installation in China, and our twenty-second installation in Asia” said Steve Dawson, President and CEO of SinterCast. “The commitment from FAW reinforces the need for CGI in heavy duty engines to meet the growing demands for increased performance and reduced emissions. With the start of series production during 2020, the FAW cylinder block programme has the potential to provide more than 200,000 Engine Equivalents per year.”