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18. July 2017

The Swing in the Automotive Industry requires new Thinking and a wider Choice of Technologies

Vanessa Ashworth, Vice President Marketing Communications, Norican Group talking with Foundry-Planet´s Editor-in-Chief, Thomas Fritsch

07. February 2017

Smart energy-efficient water recooling system is successfully employed in induction melting plants

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...

03. January 2017

OTTO JUNKER GmbH - Conversion of all induction furnaces to power-saving coils

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...

20. December 2016

German Foundry Association Technical Committee Visits Foseco R&D Centre

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...

18. December 2016

OTTO JUNKER GmbH - Russian company Magnitogorsk Plant Rolls has ordered additional melting furnaces

Magnitogorsk Plant Rolls is a renowned equipment supplier catering to the steel industry. The company is a member of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works OJSC (MMK), one of the world's largest steelmaking groups.It was only last...

12. December 2016

ASK Chemicals successfully rolls out new release agent for inorganic processes

ECOPART H-INO 50 for all inorganic core and mold-making processesThe newly developed release agent ECOPART H-INO 50, which is suitable for all inorganic core and mold-making processes such as the INOTEC system, impresses due to...

24. November 2016

HA Presents Foundry Solutions for Southeast Asia

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...

20. November 2016

Dr. Christoph Mätzig Named Managing Director, SPECTRO Analytical Instruments

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments GmbH today announced that Dr. Christoph Mätzig has been named to succeed Manfred Bergsch as Managing Director. Bergsch retired on July 1, 2016, and Dr. Mätzig has assumed his responsibilities at...

08. November 2016

voxeljet continues to expand its expertise in the industrial market for 3D printers

Christian Träger is new Sales Director at voxeljet SystemsFollowing its expansion into Asia and Latin America, voxeljet Systems, a manufacturer of progressive 3D printing systems for industrial applications, is joined by...

01. November 2016

ASK Chemicals - Newest Technology Platform for Cold Box Binders

Emissions form in the various phases of the foundry process. When using organic binders, pollutants are emitted that can be harmful for workers and the environment. During core production, some of the solvent as well as volatile...

30. October 2016

Stefanie Bischof, Head of Melting Operations at ERGOCAST

Stefanie Bischof, Head of Melting Operations atPrejudice is something that Stefanie Bischof has never allowed to daunt herself. Through dedication and expertise, she has demonstrated her capability to run the male-dominated...

20. October 2016

ASK Chemicals announces plans to build Mexican production facility

Construction of Binder, Coating and Riser Sleeve PlantASK Chemicals has approved the construction of a Mexican production facility in the Monterrey area that will produce binders, refractory coatings, and riser sleeves for the...

14. October 2016

Hüttenes-Albertus - Kerphalite™ KF: mineral from Brittany for special applications in the foundry industry

High performance moulding material for precision casting Complex cast parts such as turbocharger housings play a central role in the de-sign of modern high-performance engines. Due to its particular characteristics silica sand...

12. October 2016

OTTO JUNKER GmbH - Contract for the core assembly of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner

Machining at its highest levelOver the past decades, our high-grade steel foundry has been continually augmenting its mechanical machining performance through a focused capital investment and human resources policy. These...

02. October 2016

TCT's new gantry crane: Storage up to 100 sea containers!

New gantry crane, new possibilities! TCT is expanding its logistics with an upgraded gantry crane. The expanded capacity of 25 tons, allows it for 100 Sea containers or several heavy machines, to be moved and stored at our...

29. September 2016

Symbolic ground breaking ceremony OTTO JUNKER expands production, secures employment and opens new perspectives

Two new production buildings are to be erected at OTTO JUNKER's Lammersdorf site with a view to safeguarding the company's future competitive strength in global markets. The shops will accommodate the central optimization of...

07. September 2016

Voxeljet continues on global expansion course with its 3D printers

Latin American cooperation with OEM specialist for automotive cast parts After the joint venture in China and the establishment of subsidiaries in India, voxeljet has now set its sights on the Mexican market. To this end, the...

31. August 2016

Rösler Surf-Finisher - an innovative automation concept - presented at AMB, Stuttgart

Treatment of targeted surface areas on high-value components with complex geometric shapes

29. July 2016

Hüttenes-Albertus Expands Its Technical Service

When it comes to powerful binder systems for core making, Hüttenes-Albertus is one of the preferred suppliers to the foundry industry worldwide. But the HA brand isn't only synonymous with first-class products, it also stands for...

05. July 2016

100 Years of Innovation in Metal Flow Engineering

Vesuvius, a global leader in molten metal flow engineering, this year celebrates its 100th anniversary. Foseco, the Foundry Division of the Vesuvius Group, was established in the UK in 1932 and is a world-leading supplier of...

13. June 2016

Hüttenes-Albertus Announces Purchase of Hexion’s Interest in HA-International, LLC

Hexion Inc. (“Hexion”) and HüttenesAlbertus Chemische Werke GmbH (“HA”) today announced that Hexion has sold its 50% interest in HAInternational, LLC (“HAI”), a joint venture serving the North American foundry industry, to its...

11. May 2016

voxeljet - When casting molds are no longer cast but printed - world’s largest 3D printing system goes into operation in the US

voxeljet increases its presence in the US growth market with the start-up of the largest 3D printing system in Michigan. With the VX4000 3D printer, one of the leading providers of large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts...

26. April 2016

ASK Chemicals Presents Innovative Solutions and Expert Know-How at the 72nd World Foundry Congress 2016

The future of castingUnder the motto “The future of casting” ASK Chemicals will be staging its portfolio and presenting five papers on its latest developments at this year’s World Foundry Congress in Nagoya.The future of the...

15. April 2016

ASK Chemicals offers sustainable solutions for Chinese foundries

The future of casting with innovative solutions Under the motto “The future of casting” ASK Chemicals will be showcasing its sustainable solutions for long-term foundry success at Metal + Metallurgy China 2016. The company will...

07. April 2016

ASK Chemicals turns 50 in February

Half a century sustainable solutions from specialistsThe roots of the present ASK Chemicals GmbH in Hilden, the headquarters of the ASK Chemicals Group, go back to the founding of ADM Giesserei Chemikalien GmbH with participation...

28. January 2016

voxeljet is expanding to China and India

Chinavoxeljet announces the signing of the agreement to form a joint venture with Suzhou Meimai Fast Manufacturing Technology Co., Ltd. to pursue opportunities in the industrial 3D printing market in China. The joint venture...

05. January 2016

PEP SET – an efficient and environmentally friendly binder system

Anton Gieniec, Business Line Manager No-Bake Europe; Natascha Hurkes, Head of Laboratory; Peter Vietoris, Area Sales Manager Germany North West (ASK Chemicals, Hilden); Harald Dieckhues, Foundry Head (Grunewald GmbH)The demands...

13. December 2015

ASK Chemicals: EXACTCAST technology even more efficient

With the integration of EXACTCAST riser data into the new MAGMA version, foundrymen have access to comprehensive validated data of the EXACTCAST riser when designing the riser or gating system.ASK Chemicals has significantly...

22. November 2015

voxeljet AG: What foundries have to know about 3D-Printing

3D printing technology is moving ahead by leaps and bounds. Whether foundries use sand molds for metal casting or plastic melt-off models for investment casting, in both cases they benefit from the many advantages of additive 3D...

18. November 2015

Clariant LE Technology achieves significant emission cuts for green sand casting

• Unique foundry additives GEKO® LE and ECOSIL® LE prevent emission generation from the outset • Two-tier bentonite solution supports sustainable green sand process with improved total cost of ownership Clariant, a world leader...

10. November 2015

ASK Chemicals acquires Hexion’s European foundry business

The foundry chemicals group ASK Chemicals (Hilden, Germany) has purchased the European foundry business of Hexion Inc. (Ohio, USA).

18. October 2015

HÜTTENES-ALBERTUS and ASCO set new standards for mould cleaning in foundries

HÜTTENES-ALBERTUS is a leading international manufacturer of chemical products for use in all established coremaking and mouldmaking processes in foundries. In cooperation with ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE LTD, a full service provider in...

04. October 2015

ASK Chemicals Centralizes Spanish Operations in Bilbao

ASK Chemicals is to consolidate its existing Spanish plants in Castro Urdiales, Idiazabal and Artziniega into a single industrial complex covering ten thousand square meters in the Port of Bilbao, which will become a flagship...

30. August 2015

Interview with Heinz Nelissen from Foseco/Vesuvius about binders, coatings, gatings-systems and meltingshop refractories in the metalcasting industry

Foseco is the Foundry Technologies Division of Vesuvius Group plc and is the global leader in products and solutions for improving foundry performance.The mission of Foseco is to partner with customers, focusing on improving...

20. August 2015

Interview with Konrad Weiß from RWP / Wincast about simulation in the metalcasting industry

RWP company, which was founded in 1984 by Dr. Konrad Weiss, is one of the most vital and competitive casting process research software developer. It is also an outstanding representative of the German software industry.Since the...

19. August 2015

Interview with Sudhir Gurram and Darko Tesic from TCT-Tesic about used foundry-plants, repairing, modernizing and relocation in the metalcasting industry

From Sweden to Egypt, from Australia and USA to Germany. TCT-Tesic buy and we sell, dismantle, assemble, repair and upgrade used foundry plants and machinery - worldwide.Whether it is dismantling or re-installing of a complex...

16. August 2015

Quality and precision – these are the assets Reichmann & Sohn has become renowned for in the sector of machine technology.

Foundation of the companyIn 1918 Josef Reichmann formed the company Reichmann in Langgrün close to Karlsbad, Sudetenland. Starting the production with workshop grinding machines and polishing motors, the scope of technical...

30. July 2015

ASK Chemicals launches ECOCURE™ BLUE technology

Drastical reduction of phenol emissions during pouringFoundries are constantly seeking not only to reduce emissions in the foundry process but also to optimize their added value. An important point of leverage to reduce emissions...

29. July 2015

EIRICH highly satisfied with GIFA

GIFA, the world’s flagship trade fair for the foundry industry, is held every four years in Düsseldorf. The event, which attracts around 50,000 trade visitors, ended on June 20th this year. EIRICH is a specialist supplier of...

10. July 2015

The presentation of the 4th NEWCAST Award

Prize winners from Germany, Austria and SwitzerlandSince the first NEWCAST show in the year of 2003 the NEWCAST Award is a special highlight of “Bright World of Metals”.This year’s winners were honored by the trade fair managing...

02. July 2015

ASK Chemicals Press Conference

International Foundry Trade Fair GIFA 2015During a press conference held at GIFA 2015 on June 17, speakers Frank Coenen, CEO of ASK Chemicals, Philip Vernon, Chief Business Development Officer, and Jörg Brotzki, Executive Vice...

12. June 2015

Generation Change at ABP Induction

Dr. Wolfgang Andree, President of ABP Induction, LLC and Managing Director of ABP Induction Systems GmbH has stepped back from his position effective April 15, 2015. Mr. Till Schreiter, an international executive with over...

12. June 2015

TCT Tesic GmbH - Comprehensive service for old and new foundry plants

The TCT Tesic GmbH presents itself as a leading global manufacturer and service provider of used foundry equipment at GIFA. The company is active in national and international business; with its focuse in Foundry Marketing,...

04. June 2015

OTTO JUNKER - Medium-frequency melting furnaces for Ludwig Frischhut GmbH & Co. KG

Early this year Ludwig Frischhut GmbH & Co. KG placed an order with OTTO JUNKER for delivery, installation and commissioning of two totally independent medium- frequency melting furnaces using MonoMelt technology. The new...

29. May 2015

ASK Chemicals GmbH: Designing optimal production processes - with customer-tailored solutions

For quite some time now, foundries no longer require their suppliers of choice to provide them with only products and materials their foundry processes; today they need a genuine partner on their side whom they can consult on all...

27. May 2015

Vesuvius GmbH / Foseco Foundry Division: Coreless Induction Furnace Portfolio for Steel Foundries

Foseco offers a complete package of lining and purging refractories for coreless induction furnaces melting steel grades (CIF) designed for long life and improved metal cleanliness. Exhibits will demonstrate. The FOSECO Coreless...

21. May 2015

Nothing is Impossible – Advancements in the Field of Inorganic Binder Systems

By Jens Müller, Heinz Deters, Martin Oberleiter, Henning Zupan, Hannes Lincke, Ronja Resch, Jörg Körschgen and Axel Kasperowski, ASK Chemicals GmbH HildenAbstractOdorless core production, odor-reduced casting, significantly less...

17. May 2015

Clariant all set to present eco-friendly GEKO® LE and ECOSIL® LE green sand molding additives at GIFA 2015

Unique efficient, low-emission foundry additives extend Clariant's leading natural sand molding system for superior quality in precision castingsSustainable solution supporting the Foundry industry's pursuit of green...

05. May 2015

ASK Chemicals presents SOLITEC™ Drying Technology

Quick drying is the key In medium and large-scale casting, the even and rapid drying of refractory coatings is of tremendous importance – on the one hand, for productivity reasons and, on the other, for reasons of process...

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