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2005 FOUNDRY OF THE YEAR ├╗ HAYES LEMMERZ MONTAGUE

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Journal: Modern Casting V 95 N 7 P 18-22, Jul 2005 (5 p)
Author: Spada, A

Hayes Lemmerz (Montague, Mich.) produces automotive suspension components in A356 using a Hayes Lemmerz developed vacuum and pressure assisted permanent molding process. This process has enabled them to produce high-quality aluminum crossmembers, steering knuckles and control arms. Robots are used extensively in the newer cells. The 1,500-lb. reverberatory casting furnaces are supplied with molten aluminum from two 14,000 lb/hr reverberatory furnaces that feed a covered launder system that runs the length of various permanent mold casting systems. Numerous pictures are included in the article and details of the vacuum-pressure casting process are also provided in the article.



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