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Ryobi Die Casting
www.ryobidiecasting.com / Revenue: $450 million / Katsumi Sano, product engineering and
sales VP: "We're a little bit independent, but ... there's a shared global knowledge."

Midwest

the company works with
others to identify ways to
apply the high-pressure die
process to reduce weight
and increase fuel efficiency.

Global Knowledge

ryobi die casting added value and streamlined
manufacturing for customers. by tim o'connor

Lightweighting is one of the biggest trends in vehicle manufacturing
today. Consumer demand for better-mileage cars coupled with increasing government fuel efficiency
standards have made vehicle weight
a priority for all the major automobile
manufacturers. To reach those goals,
OEMs must find suppliers that can
provide components that match the
strength of iron and steel parts but at
30 to 50 percent of the weight.
A lot of progress has already been
made on vehicle lightweighting. In
2015, Ford trimmed up to 700 pounds
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from the F-150 by switching to an
aluminum alloy body, improving the
vehicle's fuel economy by as much as
29 percent. Ford has since designed
more aluminum parts into its other
models and other automobile manufactures continue to explore methods
for lightweighting.
Katsumi Sano, vice president of
product engineering and sales at Ryobi Die Casting, believes there are still
more opportunities to reduce vehicle
weight through improved materials
and manufacturing processes. Engine
blocks, for example, could be moved

from cast iron or low-pressure aluminum parts to components made
from high-pressure die casts. The
company works with OEMs and other
partners to identify ways to apply the
high-pressure die process to reduce
weight and increase fuel efficiency.
Ryobi Die Casting's focus is on
components that used to be made
from stamped steel - power train,
drive train, large aluminum die cast
parts and structural body-in-white
castings. If it seems like those components are geared toward vehicles,
that's because more than 97 percent
of Ryobi's business is with automotive customers.
The company's location in central
Indiana has made it well positioned
to support the auto industry as a Tier
I supplier. "Not only do you have a lot
of the Japanese OEMs, in northern


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