YIZUMI – HPM Corporation Delivers Its First 4,500-Ton Die Cast Machine for Use in Automotive Industry
August 30, 2017 by NADCA in Industry News
YIZUMI – HPM Corporation, formerly known as HPM North America, designed, developed and delivered a 4,500-ton die casting machine to Walker Die Casting in Lewisburg, Tenn. The 4,500-ton model is the largest ever created by YIZUMI – HPM and the first of its size to be used in truck transmission housing.
Walker Die Casting, a North American auto parts manufacturer, purchased the machine from YIZUMI – HPM to produce aluminum transmission housings for trucks. As the global automotive industry continues movement toward lighter weight materials, die casting offers a cost-effective and improved alternative to traditional sand casting methods. The addition of the 4,500-ton HPM machine will increase production capacity to meet the volume needs of the casting.
The design was the result of 16 months of collaboration between Walker Die Casting and YIZUMI – HPM’s engineering team. YIZUMI – HPM’s former President and current Vice Chairman William Flickinger led the team as project manager, which included engineers and designers from YIZUMI – HPM and its parent Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.
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