The Forged Expo ’08 acknowledged the simplest and modern forged designs developed over the past yr. 9 forged parts had been chosen as the most effective designs of the yr by the 2008 Engineered Casting Options and AFS Casting Competitors. The AFS nominated an general winner, four Finest-in-Class winners, and four honorable mentions industrial design of plastic packaging.
An oil tank for Harley Davidson, developed by the Carley Foundry Inc. in Blaine, MN, was named because the profitable product. The product homes and circulates oil throughout the brand new Harley Rocker’s working system, and it’s a vital ingredient of the cycle’s beauty look. The product was forged in A356-T6 aluminum utilizing semi-permanent molding and weighs 9.25 lbs. Along with its aesthetically pleasing design, it supplies superior warmth resistance than the out there choices – a plastic design and a multi-piece fabrication.
Contech Wins Twice within the Worldwide Die Casting Competitors’08
A division of Marathon Automotive Group, Contech U.S., received two awards within the 2008 Worldwide Die Casting Competitors, sponsored by the North American Die Casting Affiliation. It’s an annual competitors that acknowledges excellent castings relying on their design, effectiveness, price financial savings, ingenuity, innovation, and the potential to alter business developments.
A rear knuckle element for the Jaguar XK8 was named the winner of Aluminum, Squeeze/ Semi-Stable award. It was a big, complicated element designed utilizing Contech’s P2000 squeeze casting technique. That is the third consecutive yr that Contech has received the award on this class, and the fifth time since 2001.
It received the 2nd award underneath the “Aluminum Die Casting underneath 1 lb.” class, for a rear-axle thrust rod designed for the BMW X5. Absolutely designed by Contech, the rod changed a multiple-part metal meeting and supplied about 50 % weight financial savings for the automaker.