Composite casting

BackgroundFor an induction melting furnace to operate safely, a powerful water cooling system must be in place to prevent overheating of the induction coil, the frequency converter and the capacitors. In this context, particular importance is attached to a low energy consumption of the cooling water pumps and fans of the air cooler or evaporative cooler as well as to the capability of recovering a large amount of heat from the cooling water.Thanks to numerous developments, induction furnace...

Centrifugal casting

Küttner Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Savelli Technologies S.r.l. and Equipment Manufacturers International, Inc. (historical American company specialized also in molding technologies for Foundries) have signed a long-term partnership agreement to reinforce their presence in the North American Market (U.S.A., Canada and Mexico).The US factory of EMI (Cleveland, Ohio), in fact, will serve the Küttner Group and the new and modern molding technologies of SAVELLI TECH.Kuttner North America...

Continuous casting

Constellium Extrusion Děčín s.r.o. opts for improved energy efficiencyModern medium-frequency melting systems are characterized by high levels of energy efficiency. In aluminium melting, for instance, around 65 % of the power input are converted into useful heat. This is a good rate but one that nevertheless leaves scope for further savings.Most of the energy loss is caused by the induction coil. In aluminium applications, this amounts to approx. 25 - 30 %.As reported in a previous issue (refer...

Full-mould casting

Norican Global A/S ("Norican") the world's leading metallic parts enhancement company (by virtue of its ownership of both DISA and Wheelabrator Group) is pleased to announce that the company has entered into a binding agreement with Auctus Fund III GmbH & Co. KG, and its fellow investors (collectively referred to as "Auctus") to purchase 100% of their shares in Light Metal Casting Solutions Group ("LMCS")."Two years ago we formed a strategic partnership...

Gravity diecasting

For decades, ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE LTD and its ASCOJET Dry Ice Blasting Technology has been offering a high-performance and gentle cleaning process to countless companies. Traditional Swiss company ABB also counts on ASCOJET when it comes to automatically removing silicon release agent from insulator base bodies with the help of a special construction.As a leading supplier of energy and automation technology, ABB supplies systems and overall solutions for public utilities and industrial...

Hand-mould casting

Meeting of the Technical Committee "Light Metal, Sand- & Gravity Die Casting" at the Foseco R&D Centre in Enschede, The NetherlandsThe "Light Metal, Sand- & Gravity Die Casting" Technical Committee of the German Foundry Association (BDG) held its latest session at the Global R&D Headquarters of Foseco in Enschede, The Netherlands. The meeting, which took place from 13th to 14th October, included a social event nearby and a tour of Foseco’s state of the art...

Investment casting

Remet prides itself on being a technology lead company that continually strives to push the boundaries of the materials that we offer. Our expanding product range offers the caster a wide range of choice when choosing the most appropriate materials for their process. Our dedicated Research and Development team are constantly working on new and innovative approaches to making the materials used for Precision Investment Casting. Responding to the demands from industry we have developed a number...

Lost Foam

Politically, socially and economically, changes are currently taking place the complexity and scope of which is now slowly becoming noticeable in Europe.Dr. Ioannis Ioannidis, we would be delighted if you, as the new President of the European Foundry Machinery Association CEMAFON, would share with us your views on the projected industrial changes from the perspective of the foundry supplier industry.Thomas Fritsch  (Foundry-Planet Ltd.) (FP):Politicians in Europe are urgently demanding new...

Low-pressure diecasting

- European leading die-casting companies rush to participate at CHINA DIECASTING in July - Over 80% of the available space is bookedAbout 3.7 million tons die castings were produced in 2015 according to a Foundry Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society’s (FICMES) research, and about 70% of them are used for automobiles and motorcycles. In the last 20 years, the average annual growth rate of Chinese die casting industry was around 13%. A complete die casting value chain and...

Machine mould casting

Foundries are constantly seeking new ways and opportunities to improve their casting quality, productivity and savings – all at the same time. In response, DISA has developed a system, enabling foundries all over the world to boost both quality and productivity, while improving yield at the same time, compared to other standard vertical moulding processes.One of the key points is to increase the available pouring time, as that remains one of the critical bottlenecks in today’s vertical...

Pressure & Vacuum die casting

The Spanish group CIE Automotive, which designs and manufactures components and sub-assemblies involving forging, aluminium injection moulding, casting, machining, plastic injection moulding and stamping technologies in 80 plants all over the world, is positioned between TIER 1 and TIER 2 and supplies its products both to vehicle manufacturers (OEM) and to TIER 1 suppliers.The Colosio Group, which has been manufacturing diecasting machines and accessories since 1971 and focuses its attention on...

Shell mould casting

Hüttenes-Albertus (HA), together with its sales partner, PT. Akbar Budi Sakti, presented leading foundry solutions at Indometal 2016 in Jakarta. Due to its strong growth potential and development towards being one of the major emerging markets, Indonesia is an important market for the global metal and steel industry. With 250 exhibitors from 30 countries Indometal is a leading industry trade fair in Southeast Asia, and also a gateway into this growth market. HA, with its extensive portfolio of...

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