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Metal Casting Technologies : September 2008
Optimize Core Performance Trust your most complex cores to INCAST® there is an increasing trend towards diversification into the manufacture of major components and finished equipment for both the domestic and export markets. The metal casting industry is divided into four main areas: ? Foundries ? Die casting ? Magnesium injection moulding (Thixomoulding©) ? Investment casting Foundries The foundry industry in Malaysia over the last 50 years has attained a significant level of technological expertise in servicing the traditional industries of rubber, tin and palm oil. Working with the local engineering companies, the foundries have developed their capabilities to re-engineer and adapt components and sub-assemblies for imported machinery to suit local conditions. Some of the more advanced foundries today have automated casting facilities and are producing castings (up to 10 tonnes) to international standards for export. Some of the companies operating in Malaysia include MMC Metal Industries, Yoonsteel, Hicom Engineering, Lestari Casting and a foreign-owned company, Metalock Castings (Singapore). Die casting The die-casting industry in Malaysia is fast developing as a major component supply source, supporting the manufacture of computer, electrical appliances, automotive components and hardware products. The local companies have developed and acquired adequate know-how and production capabilities in producing die- cast components of very high quality such as computer disc drive components, die-cast parts for the domestic electrical appliances industry and the electronics industry. There are presently more than 60 companies in operation. About 50 per cent of the die-castings produced in Malaysia cater for the needs of companies producing computers, computer peripherals, cameras and home electrical appliances, while another 30 per cent is for the production of automotive components. Some of the companies operating in Malaysia include Hiroshige (Japan), Wincast Precision Engineering (Singapore), Dynacast SPM (United Kingdom), MMI Precision Manufacturing (Singapore), MELCOM and Swanmet (Singapore). . The ideal combination of geometry, density and particle size distribution, INCAST improves critical core making and casting properties including binder utilization, permeability and dimensional stability. Higher strength cores, better surface finish and increased efficiency and yield are the INCAST advantages. These sands are engineered for the metalcaster. ® CORE AND MOULDING SANDS Unimin Australia Limited Tel.: +613 9586 5400 Fax: +613 9586 5411 E-mail: email@example.com Worldwide: www.metalcaster.com ®INCAST is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. ©2003