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Tupy Begins Production Of CGI Cylinder Head For MTU

Posted on January 30, 2014

MTU Friedrichshafen, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, has introduced an upgrade of its Series 2000 engine with several new technology features, including a Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) cylinder head.  Following successful product development and pre-production support, series production of the Series 2000 CGI cylinder head has begun at the Tupy foundry in Joinville, Brazil, using the SinterCast process control technology.  The engine is available worldwide in several cylinder configurations.

 "The MTU order represents another important step forward for CGI and for Tupy. The MTU cylinder head becomes our eighteenth CGI product in series production, and establishes an important reference as Tupy's first industrial power component produced in CGI" said Luiz Tarquínio, president and CEO of Tupy. 

"As the world's leading supplier of Compacted Graphite Iron, we have now established high volume series production and secured CGI production commitments across the complete spectrum of passenger vehicle cylinder blocks, commercial vehicle cylinder blocks and heads, and industrial power engine components.  Tupy will continue to build on its CGI expertise and series production leadership to motivate new CGI applications and to lead the ongoing trend toward CGI," he said.