Mid-City Foundry Company orders SinterCast Mini-System 3000 for increased Compacted Graphite Iron series production

11/21/2011, 9:01 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
* Mini-System 3000 to be installed before year-end
* Ongoing production of  industrial power components ranging from 100 to 550

[Milwaukee and Stockholm, 21 November 2011] - Following three years of niche
volume production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) cylinder heads, compressor
housings and other bespoke components for the industrial power industry, Mid-
City Foundry Company, Milwaukee, USA, has ordered a process control system from
the Swedish CGI process control specialist, SinterCast.  The Mini-System 3000,
which will be installed during December 2011, supersedes the need for
SinterCast's on-site engineering support for each CGI casting session and
provides Mid-City with fully independent CGI series production capability.  The
CGI components produced at Mid-City Foundry range from 100 to 550 kg (220# to
1200#) and are all used in the demanding industrial power sector, particularly
for the off-shore oil and gas industries.  All of the CGI components produced at
the Mid-City Foundry Company conform to the international ISO 16112 standard for
Compacted Graphite Iron.

"We have worked together with SinterCast since 2004 and have combined their CGI
process control know-how with our specialty alloy melting and molding experience
to establish an efficient and robust CGI production process" said Mr Richard
Wieland, President of Mid-City Foundry.  "As the market demand for high quality
CGI components continues to increase, we have invested in a permanent
installation of the SinterCast process control technology to increase our
production capability and to improve the flexibility and leadtime with which we
can serve our customers."

"Building the successful CGI production history at Mid-City, we will pre-
programme all of the current product calibrations into the Mini-System 3000
control software to provide a seamless and rapid transition to fully independent
series production" said Dr Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast.  "We
look forward to continuing to work together with Mid-City to develop new CGI
product opportunities and applications."

Milwaukee and Stockholm, 21 November 2011

For more information contact:

Mr. Richard Wieland Dr. Steve Dawson

President President & CEO

Mid-City Foundry Company SinterCast AB (publ)

Tel: +1 414 645 0840 Tel: +46 8  660 7750

e-mail: rwieland@midcityfoundry.com e-mail: steve.dawson@sintercast.com

Mid-City Foundry Company produces jobbing and series production quality iron
castings for the industrial engine, compressor, gear and transmission, and
specialty machinery industries.  Founded in 1941, Mid-City specializes in
complex thin-wall pressure containing castings with stringent metallurgical
requirements, both in the as-cast and fully machined states.  Mid-City Foundry
produces gray iron, ductile iron, alloy iron, and now, Compacted Graphite Iron
components ranging from 0.5 kg to 1,350 kg (1 to 3,000 lbs) for more than 100
customers around the world.  Mid-City is an ISO 9001:2000 certified foundry.
 For more information: www.midcityfoundry.com

SinterCast is the world's leading supplier of process control technology for the
reliable high volume production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). With at least
75% higher tensile strength, 45% higher stiffness and approximately double the
fatigue strength of conventional grey cast iron and aluminium, CGI allows engine
designers to improve performance, fuel economy and durability while reducing
engine weight, noise and emissions. The SinterCast technology is used for the
production of more than 46 CGI components, ranging from 2 kg to 17 tonnes, all
using the same proven process control technology.  The end-users of SinterCast-
CGI components include Aston Martin, Audi, Caterpillar, Chrysler, DAF Trucks,
Ford, Ford-Otosan, General Electric Transportation Systems, General Motors,
Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lancia, Land Rover, MAN, Navistar, Porsche, PSA
Peugeot-Citroën, Renault, Rolls-Royce Power Engineering, Scania, Toyota, VM
Motori, Volkswagen, Volvo and Waukesha Engine. The SinterCast share is quoted on
the Small Cap segment of the NASDAQ OMX stock exchange (Stockholmsbörsen: SINT).
For more information: www.sintercast.com

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