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28. July 2017

Iranian, S. Korean private sectors ink 10 MOUs on technology transfer

Private sectors of Iran and South Korea signed 10 memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on Sunday for mutual cooperation and technology transfer. As IRNA reported, Iranian Deputy Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Ali...

27. July 2017

BMW Group announces next step in electrification strategy

Flexible vehicle architecture to enable electrification of every model series +++ Fully electric MINI confirmed as MINI 3 door variant +++ Electric drivetrain Made in Germany, integrated into car in Oxford +++ - Flexible vehicle...

27. July 2017

CN - Aluminium China 2017 & Lightweight Asia 2018

The Aluminium China 2017, which held from July 19th to July 21st in SNIEC, has ended successfully by attracting over 21,590 professional industry visitors and buyers from 75 countries in total and around 500 exhibitors from 30...

26. July 2017

Hyundai Motor to Begin Production at Chongqing Plant in China

Hyundai Motor has commenced production at its fifth passenger car plant in China to meet the demands of the fast-growing new car market in inland China.The new plant in Chongqing, a joint venture with Hyundai Motor’s local...

25. July 2017

"Supplier of the Year 2016": Continental Automotive Group Awards Prizes to Outstanding Suppliers

- 15 companies awarded Supplier of the Year prizes; special Quality Award goes to electronics parts manufacturer Murata- Continental CEO Dr. Elmar Degenhart presented the awards at the Supplier Day in RegensburgWhen Continental's...

20. July 2017

A substantial growth in sales and profit

- Sales increased by 7% to CHF 1’992 million, 8% organically- Operating result up 10% to CHF 168 million for an 8.4% EBIT margin- Net profit up 12% to CHF 122 million - Strategy implementation well on trackWhilst continuing to...

19. July 2017

Bosch honors top suppliers

Actively driving transformation with successful partnerships • Awards for 44 suppliers from 11 countries• Bosch CEO Denner: “The internet of things is turning hierarchical value chains into value-added networks.” • Transformation...

18. July 2017

GER / IT – Bosch plans acquisition of Albertini Cesare S.p.A. in Italy

Bosch is going to acquire all shares in the Italian company Albertini Cesare S.p.A. Albertini is a manufacturer of die-cast aluminum and produces cast housings primarily for the automotive industry, including for electric...

17. July 2017

Electric drive and battery system from Rheinmetall Automotive

Rheinmetall Automotive, a first-tier auto-industry supplier and member of the Technology Group Rheinmetall AG, is taking account of the increasing electrification of cars and commercial vehicle drivelines in its own product...

17. July 2017

tedrive Steering renamed as Knorr-Bremse SteeringSystems

Knorr-Bremse has completed the renaming of its subsidiary tedrive Steering Sys-tems GmbH. The Knorr-Bremse Group’s Center of Competence for Steering, based in Wülfrath, Germany, is now officially called Knorr-Bremse...

13. July 2017

Handover on the Board of Rheinmetall Automotive AG

After 17 successful years with the Technology Group Rheinmetall, Dr. Peter Merten (63) stepped down as of July 31, 2017, from his Executive Board position as Chief Financial Officer of Rheinmetall Automotive AG to enter into...

12. July 2017

AluMag Automotive - Global Automotive Alloy Wheel Market: Penetration, Players & Capacity

Alloy wheels accounted for 53% of the global OE light weight automotive vehicle market in 2016. For commercial truck & trailers the penetration was 14%. The highest penetration of OE alloy wheels is found in N. America where...

11. July 2017

3D Printing Service Startup Xometry Secures $15M from BMW i Ventures and More

$15 million is to fuel Xometry’s on-demand manufacturing platform.Xometry, founded in 2014 in Maryland, USA, is an on-demand manufacturing platform, has secured 15 million dollars in funding led by BMW i Ventures, with...

10. July 2017

UK - BONDSHOLD BRACED FOR ‘TRULY TRANSFORMATIONAL YEAR’

Historic metal castings company Bondshold has cut its pre-tax losses and highlighted the merit of its decision to close two County Durham operations. Chairman Paul Duncan has told Insider he is now anticipating a "truly...

07. July 2017

3D printed parts are making their way into aircraft cabins

With potential savings for time and parts’ weight, 3D printing is becoming more common in the industryMore and more parts of an aircraft cabin will soon be 3-D printed, according to one firm working with airlines and plane...

06. July 2017

USA - Additive manufacturing aims for production-scale

Matt Pulzer reports from a buzzing additive manufacturing conference in Pittsburgh, where a major announcement from Stratasys heralded additive technology’s move into continuous manufacturing.The scalable nature of the Stratasys...

05. July 2017

In - Behind the scenes at the Honda Tapukara Factory

Earlier this week, Honda invited us for a walkthrough the Tapukara facility - a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what goes into the making of a car. It began its life as a component manufacturing plant back in 2008. By 2014, the...

04. July 2017

USA – Local sale raises Fairfield foundry hopes

At least one official is “very optimistic” after Fairfield Casting LLC was sold Wednesday night.“Out of all the possible outcomes that could have come from the auction, I think this will be very positive for Fairfield overall,”...

03. July 2017

UK – British metal 3D printer manufacturer Renishaw to create high-speed aerospace turbines

British engineering company Renishaw has announced its metal 3D printers will help develop high-speed turbine blades for the aerospace industry. Through Spanish subsidiary Renishaw Ibérica, the British company will join a number...

30. June 2017

ATEK Metal Technologies President Appointed to American Foundry Society Board of Directors

Tom Christie, president of ATEK Metal Technologies, has been appointed to the American Foundry Society (AFS) Board of Directors. With over 30 years of success in manufacturing, Christie has a passion for using state-of-the-art...

30. June 2017

NL / RO – Dutch aluminium producer opens third factory in Romania

Aluminium producer Prolyte Products, part of the Dutch group Prolyte, opened a new production plant in Piatra Olt, Olt county in southern Romania.The company has used a RON 15.7 million (EUR 3.4 million) loan from Romanian...

29. June 2017

RUS - Federal-Mogul powertrain opens new heavy-duty cylinder liner foundry at Chelny Plant, Russia

Federal-Mogul Powertrain today opened a cylinder liner foundry, significantly expanding its Naberezhnye Chelny plant in Russia, a joint venture with KAMAZ in operation since 2009. The state-of-the-art foundry adds in-house...

28. June 2017

What role will robotics and 3D printing play in the future of manufacturing?

Digitalisation is taking over the manufacturing world, forcing traditional fossil-fuelled methods out of the way and improving the flexibility of processes globally. IIoT and Industry 4.0 are a looming presence spurring...

27. June 2017

USA - R&D Aids Aluminum Use

Aluminum is in the middle of industry lightweighting effortsFor global automakers, removing weight from their vehicles remains the top priority as they seek ways to meet a stringent federal fuel economy mandate by 2025 and other...

26. June 2017

From Tesla cars to underwear, metal makers seek new markets

The world’s biggest mining companies would like you to put more zinc in your zucchini and copper in your socks and dental floss.While builders and manufacturers remain the biggest metals users, producers are confronting the end...

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