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Creaform, a world leader in automated and portable 3D metrology solutions, is focusing on automated quality control at this year’s Hannover Messe, which is getting more and more important in the manufacturing industry and Industry 4.0. Today more than ever, it is necessary to be able to carry out dimensional controls within the production cycle with automated measuring technology solutions next to or on the production line. The industry of tomorrow is moving toward automated quality control....

Chemicals

With its innovative EXACTPORE 3D filters, ASK Chemicals offers investment casters as well as iron and steel foundries new and more efficient filtration options for the highest casting quality. Thanks to their particularly sophisticated and well thought-through design, EXACTPORE 3D filters provide the highest structural integrity and thus safety and efficiency in use. Metal purity is one of the most important requirements in the foundry industry. Best practice in the field of molten metal...

Coremaking

The processes and industry behind the manufacturing of sand cores is constantly evolving to drive more environmental friendly solutions while also improving the cost and cycle times. Various well-known companies are specialized to offer solutions to modern foundries from sand preparation, core shooting, core hardening and core removal. For prototyping and small series the additive manufacturing known as 3D-printing is leading the way. For large series the cold box process and inorganic...

Discharging, Decoring, Fettling, Finishing

Die casting of aluminium is an extremely productive method for the manufacture of large-series components which can be controlled at a high level. In order to achieve a maximum degree of reliability and quality, casting lines at the ae group in Gerstungen are laid out to ensure that as many process steps as possible are linked and fully automated, thus dispensing with manual interventions. A blasting concept was therefore realised with parts lying flat on conveyor belts and being treated in a...

Enviroment, Energy & Safety

This month JML Industrie attends another prestigious industry event having already been at the 73rd World Foundry Congress in September. The JML Industrie team will be at ANKIROS for the duration of the trade fair this October in Istanbul.  2018 has been an important year for JML Industrie and the trade fair is the perfect opportunity to present some of their latest innovations as well as key pieces in their industrial equipment offering. “ANKIROS is a key event in our calendar and one...

Heat Treatment

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic (ATM) announces the promotion of Donald Gibeaut to “Manager Tubular Products.” Don has worked in the induction industry for over 36 years and has achieved great success in the pipe and tube markets.In his new position, Don will work with all ATM brands to promote and increase market share in the tubular industry including Heat Treat, Quench and Temper lines, Emmedi welders, coating systems and all other associated tubular processing products.Don has a background in...

It-Solutions

Software developed specifically for the cast metal industry Iron Foundry ERP Software    Steel Sand Foundry ERP SoftwareCentrifugal Casters ERP SoftwareAluminum Sand Foundry (Aluminium) ERP SoftwareDiecasting (Pressure Diecaster) ERP SoftwareGravity Diecasting (Permanent Molder) ERP SoftwarePrecision Moulder (Precision Molder) ERP SoftwareInvestment Casting ERP SoftwareLoss Wax & Lost Foam Casting ERP Software Say goodbye to spreadsheets and fragmented ageing systemsA fully...

Melting Shop

Westomat has been selected as the dosing furnace of choice by Polish automotive and electronics parts producer Lenaal following head-to-head equipment analysis under real operating conditions. The foundry singled out the reliable dosing technology, excellent service and rapid supply of spare parts as the key reasons Westomat was the clear winner.  Nine Westomat dosing furnaces from StrikoWestofen underpin die casting operations at Lenaal’s industrial aluminium and zinc parts...

Metals & Alloys

Metal consumer goods are the world record holders of the recycling economy. Refounding turns steel and aluminium scrap into high-quality secondary raw materials. Recycling has a positive impact on the environment and conserves natural raw material resources. The resource and energy efficient use of scrap in foundries and steel mills is a significant topic in metallurgical plant engineering. Exhibitors will present trends and developments at METEC and GIFA as well as NEWCAST and THERMPROCESS at...

Moulding

NPP Ferolit is one of the industry’s leading companies in Ukraine. Located in the town of Gorishni Plavni in the Kremenschuk iron ore district of central Ukraine about a 4-hour drive from Kiev – it provides domestic and foreign companies with high-quality castings and piping details.  For more than 18 years, the company which employs 380 staff, has also been a leading manufacturer and supplier of the grinding bodies required to break down the raw materials used in the cement and...

Patternmaking, mouldmaking and tooling & Rapid Prototyping, rapid tooling & 3D Printing

It has been repeatedly proven that Krämer+Grebe isn’t just one of the best in the Lahn-Dill Chamber of Industry and Commerce district, it is also one of the best in Germany.  Four of its trainees achieved top marks in the winter 2017/2018 final examinations and were awarded for their excellent results by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.  Tobias Beimborn topped the year’s fantastic results: he was given an award from the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce...

Equipment, Plant Technology

Today we speak to Jean-Francois Bouveur, from JML Industrie, who has over a decade of experience working with businesses, helping them answer these very questions.   Foundry Planet (FP): What steps should be taken when evaluating current investment needs? Jean-Francois Bouveur (JFB): You should always start with your business objectives. A clear strategic vision of your foundry in 5 years makes it possible to plan properly for the future. It is also valuable to review...

Pouring, Gating, Feeding

TRIAD Z-189 is the latest addition to Foseco’s expanding range of monolithic refractory linings for cupola melting.This innovative lining material is based on white fused alumina with additions of silicon carbide and carbon offers has been specifically formulated to cope with the most demanding applications in cupola furnace melting and offers significant advantages over alternative lining materials.+ The cement free lining is resistant to slag erosion, and campaign life is increased as a...

Pressure Die Casting Equipment

KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH is extending the Neckarsulm production capacities with a new 5,000 square meter production shop for structural parts in aluminum. The move is mainly in response to current orders in the new-product and driveline segments. In founding the company back in 2014, international first-tier auto-industry supplier Rheinmetall Automotive AG (Rheinmetall Group) had contributed its foundry operation at the Neckarsulm location to a 50:50 joint venture with HUAYU Automotive Systems...

Process Control Technology

The DISA MAC helps identify issues around mould alignment before they become a problem – that is, before they result in unnecessary rework or scrapping of one, more or many castings. The unique device consists of a bridge-like scanning bracket that is mounted across the mould string between the moulding machine and the pouring unit. This bracket is equipped with laser sensors that continuously scan along the mould string, tracing specifically designed impressions on each mould. Clever...

Refractories

The current advantages, such as minimum footprint area, smallest contact area and optimum moulding sand compaction beneath were adopted from the existing FEEDEX K concept. From the first idea to the serial stage, extensive tests were carried out. Prior to casting tests, solidification simulations were conducted for verification purposes.Within the new concept, a large part of the compressor core is heated by the highly exothermic feeder sleeve material.• This significantly reduces the contact...

Sand & Binders

Simpson Technologies (Deutschland) GmbH, a subsidiary of Simpson Technologies Corporation in the USA specializing in process solutions for the metal casting and chemical process industries, announced today the acquisition of Webac Gesellschaft für Maschinenbau mbH (“Webac”) in Euskirchen, Germany together with its subsidiaries Webac Maskin AB in Stockholm, Sweden and Webac s.r.o. in Pribram, Czech Republic. Webac has 56 years of experience in Germany providing advanced process technology and...

Service Provider

“The congratulations continue to come in day after day, which has made us very happy. Many greetings we received have been sent as videos, which we would like to share with you. Following is a compilation of just some of the greetings we’ve received from around the world.              This support from all over the globe encourages TCT Tesic to continue to live up to its reputation and expand its activities and services. The trade in used foundry equipment...

Simulation

Wisconsin Precision Casting Corporation (WPC) is an investment casting manufacturer providing a variety of products and services to its growing customer base. With the advent of 3D printing, the interest in the investment casting is growing in all industrial verticals, providing great benefits with design detail, flexibility, and reduced costs. By utilizing the latest technologies and expertise in investment casting WPC provides customers with solutions to save time, money, and stress. From the...

Testing, measuring & Quality Control

Since 2006, the ITS division of KELLER HCW GmbH has been successfully represented in the Indian market by its cooperation partner Earth Tekniks. In the meantime, KELLER ITS has developed to one of the leading suppliers of high-quality pyrometers.  In order to position KELLERT ITS even more strongly in the Indian market and to position itself as an expert for instruments and system solutions for non-contact temperature measurement, Earth Tekniks has now extracted this area and transferred...

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