Teksid SpA, the Fiat SpA subsidiary that produces automotive castings, is developing a new manufacturing process that would vastly improve the outlook for aluminum parts in automotive applications. The Liquid HIP (Hot Isostatic Pressing) process was invented by Metal Casting Technology, a joint venture of General Motors Corp. and Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Milford, NH. The company licensed the process to Teksid. “There is an obvious relationship,” says Gary Scholl of Metal ...

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