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2011 College Scholarships Announced

CWM Announces 2011 College Scholarships

Chicago White Metal Casting recognizes that education plays a vital role in a person’s short and long-range growth and in 2011 will again sponsor its College Scholarship Fund to provide educational opportunities for the families of CWM employees.

Any employee of CWM who has been employed for a period of three consecutive years, working on a full-time basis, may apply for the College Scholarship Award on behalf of their dependent children who are under 24 years of age.

The scholarship award is determined each year by the CWM Charitable Foundation’s Scholarship Board. It can be used at any accredited college, university, or trade school within the USA. A maximum of $1,500 per year, per individual, may be awarded, up to a total amount of $3,000 per family each year.

50th-Yr. Celebration for WT’s Industry Career

Walter Treiber - Chairman

Employee associates, former employees, long-time sales reps, suppliers, industry friends and colleagues, as well as his wife Carolyn and his extended family of four children and many grand-children gathered at CWM in a surprise June celebration of CEO Walter Treiber’s career.

The event highlighted the beginning of his 50th year devoted to the industry and the organization he loves. Heartfelt toasts were made. Milestones in technology advancements, awards, and association activities that have helped grow the die casting industry were noted in a moving speech by his son Eric, as CWM president and COO the third Treiber generation to lead the company.

Founded in a Chicago loft above a fish market in 1937 by Walter Treiber, Sr., under his son’s leadership CWM has grown to a state-of-the-art 136,000 sq. ft. plant and office facility serving leading high-technology OEMs worldwide.

CNC Machining Centers Increased to 27

CNC Machine Operator at CWM

With the addition of two new Leadwell CNC machining centers to its CNC Machining Division, an MV-40 and MV-50 unit, Chicago White Metal has increased its number of centers to 27, V.P. Brian Andrews announced.

The new Leadwells, in addition to further expanding CWM’s capability for highest RPM spindle speeds and precision, enable still larger parts and more efficient multiple operations to be programmed. A wider range of prototyping, dedicated machining and post-casting machining can be performed in house.

For more on CWM’s CNC capabilities, click here.

Mg Plus Overmolding Equals a Superior Housing

CWM Magnesium Die Cast Machine

Leading OEM engineering publications have featured the breakthrough design marriage of a CWM mag die cast case with an overmolded polyurethane elastomer.

The new housing, for an advanced Tektronix fiber optic cable tester, offers greater strength and performance over plastic, with part consolidations of the hot-chamber Mg and elastomer unit resulting in a 20% saving compared to similar plastic cases, according to Tektronix engineers. This combination of the two processes is believed to be the first such example incorporating a complex, finely featured magnesium die cast housing.

The application was a cover feature in Design News magazine and was featured in a two-page story in Advanced Materials and Processes magazine. The magnesium and elastomer application was a three-page feature in Modern Metals, and was also featured in Product Design and Development.

For a detailed discussion of this “Overmolding” application, see “Case Studies” in the Die Cast Desgn Center Section.

Eric Treiber Chairs NADCA Govt. Affairs

Eric Treiber, President & CEO of Chicago White Metal

Eric Treiber, CEO and President of CWM, has been named Chairman of the North American Die Casting Association’s Government Affairs Committee, it was announced by Dan Twarog, President of NADCA.

Fostering Alliances for the Industry
This Committee, on behalf of the entire die casting industry, is charged with aiding the fostering of strategic alliances with legislators in Washington and increasing the effectiveness of grassroots efforts of industry companies in helping achieve a positive legislative agenda. Its current program is focussed on the importance of retaining a strong, competitive manufacturing base in the U.S.

Eric brings to his chairmanship a background in helping develop industry-wide relationships with the U.S. EPA, which included participation in the agency’s Sustainable Industries Metalcasting Sector Program, plus the SF6 Emission Reduction Partnership for the Magnesium Industry.