Thresher Industries, Inc., a California-based manufacturer of precision recycled aluminum and advanced metal matrix composite parts, was pleased to announce today its latest innovation in eco-friendly casting, the Nautilus Core System. This system is a proprietary bio-degradable manufacturing process of producing cores for use in aluminum and magnesium casting. The Nautilus Core System can be used to generate internal and runner shapes as well as passages in practically any metal casting, including high-pressure casting and permanent mold casting as well as plastic parts.

Tom Flessner, President and CEO of Thresher Industries, stated, “The Nautilus Core is an excellent tool that helps us reduce material costs by as much as 80% and waste by 100%. We are continuing to develop and refine this process in order to provide greater customer satisfaction, attract a broader client base and enhance our revenues. Our innovative high strength metal matrix composites, when used with the Nautilus Core, offer engineers unique capabilities and unprecedented freedom in design.”

By using the direct metal induction cast process and high pressure die casting with the Nautilus Core, Thresher Industries produces cast aluminum components that support a variety of industry needs. The process provides customers with lightweight, high strength and cost-effective materials with limitless design possibilities. According to the company, the Nautilus Core has been used to create parts for several major automotive companies, including intake manifolds and one-piece water pumps.

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