NADCA Life Achievement Award to Walter Treiber

Walter Treiber - Chairman

The North American Die Casting Association presented CWM CEO Walter G. Treiber their Distinguished Life Achievement Award at the International Reception and Awards Banquet during the NADCA 22nd International Die Casting Congress and Exposition.

The award is given in recognition of outstanding contribution to the die casting industry and a long record of service to the association and its predecessors. He is a past recipient of NADCA’s Austin T. Lillegren Award, Doehler Award, and Gullo & Treiber Award. Walter has served as a member of the NADCA Board of Directors, co-chairman of its National Affairs Committee, and as a founding member of NADCA’s Die Casting Development Council and co-chairman of its first Finance Committee.

He has also served as president of the International Magnesium Association and currently as a member of the IMA’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors and as First Vice President. His record includes service as a board member of the Institute of Magnesium Technology.

A pioneer in the introduction of the hot-chamber magnesium die casting process in North America, Walter brought the first hot-chamber magnesium machine to Chicago White Metal Casting in 1978.

Newest CNC & FDM Units Expand Capabilities

Newest CNC & FDM Units Expand Capabilities

Further CNC Dept. Expansion:
CWM’s CNC Dept. expansion moved significantly forward with the installation two new CNC machining centers: The Kitamura Mycenter HX400iSII and the Leadwell MV-50i CNC Machining Center.

The Kitamura Mycenter HX400iSII center, known as the CNC horizontal machining workhorse, offers greater flexibility with both high- and low-volume projects. It is equipped with leading edge CNC technology for optimizing each processing step. Extreme accuracy and repeatability is provided by its solid box way construction, assuring highest quality parts with a faster turn-around.

Also recently acquired was the state-of-the-art Leadwell MV-50i CNC Machining Center, which will allow the company’s growing CNC department to take on bigger projects, delivering on both higher volumes and larger parts. And since this system can manage complex jobs with multiple parts and complete them with a single setup, the MV-50i insures high efficiency.

New FDM Unit:
In addition to the CNC centers, CWM has also purchased a new FDM (Fused Deposition Molding) machine — the Dimension SST 1200 es. The unit is capable of creating rapid plastic prototypes that are 40 times stronger than those of the company’s previous system.