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Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) Consortium Advancing National Metalcasting Technologies

04 Jun 2014
Source: broadwayworld.com

 

SCRA has announced an initiative as part of its American Metalcasting Consortium, "Pathway to Improved Metalcasting Manufacturing Technology and Processes- Taking Metal Casting Beyond 2020."

The American Foundry Society (AFS), representing the American Metalcasting Consortium (AMC), was one of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) AMTech award winners that will support improvements in advanced manufacturing for U.S. industries. AMC is composed of AFS, SCRA Applied R&D, Non-Ferrous Founders Society, North American Die Casting Association and Steel Founders Society of America. The AMC project, "Pathway to Improved Metalcasting Manufacturing Technology and Processes -Taking Metal Casting Beyond 2020" will launch an industrywide road mapping effort to identify research and related actions aimed at achieving significant improvements in U.S. metalcasting processing capabilities and productivity.

The AMC is managed by SCRA's Applied R&D division. The consortium develops new metalcasting technology and processes to support the Defense Logistics Agency in the design, manufacture, and procurement of critical cast parts. AMC's mission is to develop and apply new technologies that will rapidly deliver high quality, cost-effective cast parts to support the military.

"SCRA Applied R&D, in its role as AMC Consortium Manager, is proud to support NIST and the American Foundry Society in this important effort," said SCRA Applied R&D's President Chris Van Metre. "We look forward to advances that we can bring to the metalcasting industry and our military."




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