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

In order to meet the increasing demands of clients throughout the country and serve as a hub to support clients and projects throughout the Asia Pacific region, the site of Italpresse in China has been relocated to a larger shop in Kunshan.Italpresse is active in China since 1990 and the branch in Shanghai was established in 2005 with the aim to support sales activities, project management and service for local customers.The site will be coordinated by the new incumbent General Manager of...

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

Company Profile:PBS Velka Bites is a top European investment casting foundry focused on nickel and cobalt based super alloys.  We use the lost wax method thanks to which our investment castings can be produced with high dimensional accuracy, quality and complex shapes. PBS has more than 160 experienced and trained professionals in investment casting processes.Company Products and CategoriesPBS Velka Bites is a specialised producer of castings of nickel and cobalt based super alloys. Our...

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

Canadian FONDERIE LAROCHE is a 100% family-owned business who replaced an old Hunter HMP20 machine with a DISA MATCH 20/24. Today, the foundry – specializing in grey and ductile iron castings as well as the fabrication of customized patterns for moulding purposes – runs all their patterns on the DISA MATCH, and with a significant change in casting quality to show for it. Canadian FONDERIE LAROCHE is a Quebec-based family-owned business established in 1925 and specializing in grey iron and...

Pressure & Vacuum die casting

2A is a private global group that, thanks to its technological passion, wants to spread the use of aluminum high pressure die casted components in the objects surrounding us. Such passion brought 2A to launch many R&D programs and to study and integrate new technologies, which allowed depositing several patterns, becoming the largest Italian high-pressure-die-casting foundry and becoming a complete first tier supplier, capable of delivering completely tested functions, ready to be-assembled...

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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