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EPA Sets Cleaner Automotive Emissions Standards Following input from the public, health groups, auto


manufacturers, refiners and states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its Tier 3 emission standards for cars and gasoline to reduce pollution while enabling automotive efficiency improvements. Tey are a component of the fuel efficiency standards resulting in lightweighting innovation among metalcasters. In an approach that addresses vehicles and fuels as an


integrated system, the standards aim to reduce volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides by 80%, establish- ing a 70% tighter particulate matter standard and virtually eliminating fuel vapor emissions. Tey reduce vehicle emissions of air pollutants such as benzene by up to 30%. By 2018, EPA estimates the cleaner fuels and cars


program will cut ambient concentrations of ozone and reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by about 260,000 tons. Tat is about 10% of emissions from on-highway vehicles, with those reductions reaching 25% (330,000 tons) by 2030. By then, EPA estimates the total health- related benefits of these standards will be between $6.7 and $19 billion annually. Te final standards will create a nationwide vehicle


emissions program implemented as the next phase of EPA’s plan to reduce emissions from cars and light trucks rolls out beginning in model year 2017.


NEWSCAST Chicago White Metal Casting Inc., Bensenville,


Ill., has unveiled a redesigned website, www.cwmdiecast. com. It serves as a resource for OEM product designers, engineers, design consultants, purchasing managers and buyers of diecast components. A new “Ask an Engineer” feature allows visitors to send questions directly to a die casting engineer for personalized assistance.


MetalTek International—Wisconsin Centrifugal Division, Waukesha, Wis., has received continued NADCAP accreditation for heat treatment. Te ac- creditation demonstrates MetalTek’s ongoing commit- ment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. It has an uninterrupted 19-year history of NADCAP Heat Treat Certifica- tion. MetalTek International supplies engineered alloy components for high temperature, severe wear or harsh corrosive environments from 10 global facilities.


Willman Industries, Cedar Grove, Wis., has


launched a new website featuring video content at www.willmanind.com. Te site provides current infor- mation about Willman Industries’ capabilities and its latest capital improvements.


MAY 14-15 Aluminum Melting 201


AFS & THE INSTITUTE CLEVELAND


MAY 19-21 71st World Foundry Congress


THE EUSKALDUNA CONFERENCE CENTRE BILBAO, SPAIN


Practical Cupola: Design, Refractory, Charge Material and Operation Workshop AFS & THE INSTITUTE NEENAH, WI


MAY 21


Sustainability Conference AFS


MAY 28 SCHAUMBURG, IL April 2014 MODERN CASTING | 13


CALENDAR APRIL 24-25


Casting Industry Suppliers Assn. Annual Conference HYATT REGENCY COCONUT RESORT & SPA BONITA SPRINGS, FL


APRIL 27-29 APRIL 29-30


MAY 13 Aluminum 101


AFS & THE INSTITUTE CLEVELAND


A Hands-On Introduction to Metalcasting AFS & THE INSTITUTE PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY PITTSBURG, KS


MAY 13-15


Problem Solving & Process Improvement AFS & THE INSTITUTE SCHAUMBURG, IL


AFS Southeast Regional Conference AFS CHATTANOOGAN HOTEL CHATTANOOGA, TN


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