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Navistar's PurePower launches CGI program.

PurePower Technologies LLC, a Navistar company, recently started production of compacted graphite iron (CGI) cylinder blocks at its Indianapolis casting facility.

PurePower has licensed CGI process control technology from SinterCast, Stockholm, Sweden, for use at its casting facilities in Indianapolis and Waukesha, Wis. The company has not yet launched a CGI program on its two casting lines in Waukesha.

PurePower expects the new capability to allow it to produce high-volume CGI castings for passenger vehicle applications and commercial vehicle cylinder blocks and heads with engine displacements as large as 15 L.

"Building on more than 10 years of CGI product development and production experience within Navistar, PurePower has the experience, facilities and team to be a world-class provider of high quality CGI engine components to the passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle industries," said Rick Bacon, director of PurePower's metalcasting division. "We have brought the Indianapolis casting facility on-stream in record time to meet the increased demand for heavy-duty CGI blocks."

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Founded in 2009 by Navistar, PurePower produces diesel power systems and emissions control solutions. The division operates research and development centers in Columbia, S.C., and Bowling Green Ky., and manufacturing facilities in Blythewood, S.C., along with its iron casting facilities in Indianapolis and Waukesha.
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Title Annotation:INDUSTRY NEWS
Publication:Modern Casting
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Date:Mar 1, 2012
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