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1987 FIN – Seymour Specialty Wire $1 Million Casting System

June 25
00:00 2014

June 25,1987 FIN – Seymour Specialty Wire Co. installed a $1 million, computer-controlled, continuous-casting system to support production of its Cunistan line of spinodal copper alloys.

The casting system was installed by a West German firm, Technica-Guss, over a 10-month period.
Sales manager John Ruggion told FIN that Cunistan was originally developd by AT&T Bell Laboratories about two years ago and Seymour, through a licensing arrangement with Bell, currently produces and markets the alloys.
Cunistan alloys compete with beryllium-copper and phosphor-bronze alloys in such markets as automotive, electronic, appliance and fastener component production. The alloy offers additional properties of corrosion resistance and strength.
One form, Cunistan 9-6, is suited for applications in fasteners, electronic components, appliance and automotive materials.
Seymour president Carl Drescher told FIN this alloy is currently being tested by a major domestic appliance manufacturer for its performance as a self-threading screw.  The manufacturer, which he declined to name, has been impressed with its corrosion resistance and ability to conduct current.
Seymour Specialty Wire was established in 1985 when employees purchased the former Bridgeport Brass Company from National Distillers Chemical Corp., in a leveraged buyout.
The company produces copper based rod, wire and flat work in 41 different alloy forms for use in making bolts and fasteners, electronic and electric connectors and other applications such as spectacle frames. The company is located at 15 Franklin St., Seymour, CT 06483. Tel: 203 888-8700   ©1987/2014 Fastener Industry News.
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