Shiloh Industries Wins 2017 NADCA Excellence Award for Aluminum Cast, Overdrive Gear Carrier
VALLEY CITY, OHIO, November 1, 2017 – An industry leader in lightweighting, Shiloh Industries, Inc.(NASDAQ: SHLO) was recently honored at the 2017 International Die Casting Design Competition with an Excellence Award for the development of an aluminum cast, overdrive gear carrier.
The North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) recognized the structural integrity of Shiloh’s multi-functional, lightweight casting. The innovative design maintained strength and performance requirements, while reducing part weight by approximately 60% over steel, and eliminating an extensive secondary processing saving overall costs.
“Utilizing aluminum over traditional ferrous sintered metals resulted in a significant mass savings in the transmission, which can increase efficiency and improve fuel economy in the vehicle,” said Don Carter, director, advanced manufacturing engineering. “Shiloh’s proprietary, high-integrity casting process yields outstanding mechanical properties from an aluminum casting.”
The 2017 award, for excellence in structural/high integrity aluminum die casting, is Shiloh’s tenth international design award from NADCA.
“We are honored to be recognized once again by NADCA. Shiloh’s unique ability to develop innovative lightweighting solutions continues to assist our customers in reaching their performance and regulatory requirements, while also benefitting the environment,” according to David Jaeger, Shiloh senior vice president and managing director.
About Shiloh Industries:
Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO) is a global innovative solutions provider focusing on lightweighting technologies that provide environmental and safety benefits to the mobility market. The Company designs and manufactures products within body structure, chassis and powertrain systems, leveraging one of the broadest portfolios in the industry.
Shiloh’s multi-component, multi-material solutions are comprised of a variety of alloys in aluminum, magnesium and steel grades, along with its proprietary line of noise and vibration reducing ShilohCore acoustic laminate products. The strategic BlankLight®, CastLight® and StampLight® brands combine to maximize lightweighting solutions without compromising safety or performance.
The company has over 3,600 dedicated employees with operations, sales and technical centers throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
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