The verdict is in – Chicago White Metal joined forces with Stenograph to not only meet the requirements for producing the high-end stenotype machine parts, but also to win the “case” for Commercial Castings – Excellence in Design from the International Magnesium Association (IMA).
The International Magnesium Association (IMA) was founded in 1943 with a mission in mind – “promote the use of the metal magnesium in material selection and encourage innovative applications of the versatile metal.”
Stenograph produces high-end, portable stenotype machines for court reporters with exceptional quality. The Stenograph Luminex is more than 1 lb. lighter than the previous model, 33% thinner, and stands at a mere 2.5″ tall.
This Award of Excellence is an annual award that is given to the company demonstrating an outstanding example of the use of magnesium. The magnesium screen frame serves as an ideal metal replacement for plastic, creating a high-end “feel” and look to the end product. The keyboard chassis replaced aluminum with magnesium for decreased mass, allowing the final product to offer maximum portability.
Walter Treiber explains at the IMA’s World Conference in Italy why magnesium was ultimately chosen for the die cast design of this particular casting.
“Magnesium’s ability to be die cast with an excellent surface finish allows the screen frame part to readily accept a highly cosmetic appearance, giving a sleek, reflective surface finish to the screen frame. A court reporter is expected to type the official transcripts of court hearings several times a day with amazing efficiency, so the decision to cast the keyboard chassis in magnesium reduced the overall end product mass, which increased portability from one courtroom to the next.”
Congratulations to Chicago White Metal and Stenograph for the success and excellence in die casting!
Visit The 2016 IMA Awards for Excellence Page for more information on the winners of the Awards of Excellence for this year.
Visit Stenograph for more information on the Stenograph Luminex.