Gray, Anthony
April 2009
Advanced Materials & Processes;Apr2009, Vol. 167 Issue 4, p33
Academic Journal
The article presents an overview of economic conditions in metalcasting for the automobile industry. Foundry production statistics are given which indicate significant growth in metalcasting in developing countries. The implications of the growing need for light metal cast parts in automobile construction to comply with environmental laws are discussed. INSETS: GEORG FISHER;HONSEL.


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