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MAGMA Announces Two Certified User Achievements

Premier Aluminum and Hodge Foundry techs receive the highest level of simulation software competency designations from foundry market leader

Premier – Jason Lythjohan of Premier Aluminum in Racine, Wisconsin receives his MAGMA certification.

Schaumburg, IL – MAGMA Foundry Technologies Inc. has been a provider of proprietary casting process simulation software, MAGMASOFT®, for over 20 years.  More than simply providing software, MAGMA also shares its engineering expertise through its contract service group and comprehensive training programs. This extensive training program comprises several intensive course levels, where the users gain knowledge to better utilize the software from a functional standpoint, plus insights on practical approaches to applying the technology to their metalcasting process.

Currently, the highest achievable training level is the Certified MAGMASOFT® User.  There is a set of specific criteria the user must meet to be eligible to participate in the program and a list of objectives that must be met to receive the certification from Magma.

There are many benefits to completing the certification program, which aid not only the software user, but also the user’s organization and its casting customers.

Some of the key benefits include:

Hodge Foundry – Ian McNally from Hodge Foundry in Greenville, Pennsylvania receives his MAGMA certification.

  • Improved efficiency and more effective utilization of the software for speed to solution
  • Improved result interpretation and knowledge of root cause analysis
  • Gaining a greater understanding of how simulation applies to their organization and customer base in the areas of design, process, quality and overall costs
  • Enhanced communication internally and with their customers to reduce costs associated with program launches and casting quality
  • Establishing a mark of excellence that sets their organization apart from the competition, including those who already have MAGMASOFT®

In 2011, two successful users achieved the MAGMA Certification, namely, Jason Lythjohan from Premier Aluminum, LLC and Ian McNally from Hodge Foundry.

Premier Aluminum has opened a technology center for its customers and potential customers to come in and use MAGMASOFT® Simulation Software for the design and engineering of their castings.

Premier Aluminum, located in Racine, Wisconsin and part of Ligon Industries LLC, is an ISO 9001-2008 certified permanent mold aluminum casting and machining shop.  Premier has a reputation for partnering with its customers to find flexible and cost-effective solutions to a variety of product problems.

Hodge Foundry, founded in 1876 and located in Greenville, Pennsylvania, is an internationally-recognized specialty engineering foundry that manufactures high quality complex gray and ductile iron castings.

For more information on this release, please contact:

Christof Heisser


MAGMA Foundry Technologies, Inc. 10 N. Martingale Road, Suite 425 Schaumburg, IL 60173

Phone +1 847-969-1001 ext. 225 Email: cheisser@magmasoft.com Web: www.magmasoft.com

 Agency contact for MAGMA:

Wendy McCormick

Bernard & Company, Palatine, Illinois (Chicago) USA +1 847 934 4500 wendy@bernardandcompany.com