The Orbiting Carbon Observatory is one of the Satellites that carries Nu-Cast housings. It is used to measure holes in our ozone layer that are caused by the carbon emissions of internal combustion engines and manufacturing facilities around the world. The information gathered by this satellite is bound to have a tremendous impact on the worldwide automobile industry and the establishment of tougher carbon emission standards. It may also help to settle questions around the controversial global warming issue.
One of Nu-Cast’s most ambitious projects has to be the castings we made to hold one of the world’s largest telescope mirrors located on a remote mountaintop in Chile. This project is a great example of an open dialog between our customer’s engineering team and the senior technicians at Nu-Cast. Together, we were able to develop the specifications for what turned out to be an unusually large sized chassis that we created to hold the telescopic mirror. Given the importance of the final product to our company and the Canadian Government, the senior manufacturing manager at Nu-Cast took it upon himself to personally weld this unique application of our technology.