Our Recent Developments in Copper
06/2004: Establishes copper motor rotor casting cell for the Copper Development Association.
07/2004: Wins U.S. government contract to pursue semi solid manufacturing of copper alloys in conjunction with the Advanced Technology Institute.
12/2004: Completes multi-year R&D program for the Copper Development Association to develop semi solid manufacturing technology for copper.
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03/2005: Licenses patented new technology to more cost-effectively die cast copper. Patent # U.S. 6,786,272 B2 dated Sep 7, 2004.
03/2005: Partners with the International Copper Association and Semi-Solid Metal Investors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Codelco to accelerate the commercialization of SSM copper.