Automation

KUKA announced today that they have joined forces with BEET LLC. This agreement is part of KUKA’s Industrie 4.0 strategy. KUKA will now be able to leverage BEET’s industrial IoT technology as another tool in their Industrie 4.0 Ecosystem and to offer BEET technology on KUKA solutions to add a unique value to its customers.“We are excited to work with KUKA, whose global industrial leadership in automation systems will further strengthen BEET’s presence in the global market. This will allow OEMs...

Chemicals

On November 30, 2017, the leading foundry consumable supplier, ASK Chemicals, celebrated the official opening of its new Spanish plant. The company invited customers, suppliers, workers, and local authorities to join an interesting one-day program in the Port of Bilbao (Zierbiena).In keeping with the motto “Innovative solutions for the foundry industry – a new plant for new challenges”, the company presented its new, modern facilities to its guests and hosted interesting speeches on the latest...

Coremaking

Laempe Mössner Sinto actively participated in the kick-off event of the new Young Professional Program initiated by the VDG (German Foundrymen Association) and the BDG (German Federation of German Foundry Industries). As part of the "Ideas Expo", which took place in different cities with the participation of VDG and BDG from 10 to 18 June 2017, the participants were invited to visit selected companies.On 15 June, the delegation met at the headquarters of Laempe Mössner Sinto in...

Discharging, Decoring, Fettling, Finishing

There has been rapid development in the field of die casting over the past few years, which means in-cell trimming presses have become more and more important. Whereas in the past the die casting process was the crucial factor for possible cycle time, it is currently the trimming process. To ensure the press is no longer “slowing” the cell down, Kurtz is now launching this new development on the market. Compared with the presses built in 2014, for example, the new high-speed press is twice as...

Enviroment, Energy & Safety

John Winter is progressing its journey to become a more environmentally-friendly foundry supplier by investing significantly into its facilities and infrastructure.  Changes at the site include the installation of recycling facilities, new LED lighting and investment in manufacturing increasingly sustainable products.   The investment will dramatically reduce the company’s carbon footprint, saving at least 33 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. 120 LED lighting units will...

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

MACH 2018   9-13 April at the NEC Birmingham UKWe will be pleased to see you at Booth 634 in hall 17 Metal Casting Congress 3-5 April Fort Worth Convention Centre TexasThis will be the 122nd annual congress and SYNCHRO will be there at booth 403 At both events we will be demonstrating the latest additions to our comprehensive and industry leading modules.

Melting Shop

In 2016, the prototype of an optimized aluminum smelting system was realized as part of a Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)-funded cooperative project between the industrial and business communities. The EDUSAL II project makes it possible to determine the energy-saving potential of the smelting process while at the same time minimizing the resulting smelting loss. In order to further reduce the consumption values of such a system and thus to increase both energy efficiency...

Metals & Alloys

The Chinese car manufacturer FAW Car is using the light-weight material MBW® 1900 from thyssenkrupp to manufacture its bumpersIt is hard to say whether around 60 years ago anyone could have guessed that Changchun would one day become the center of the Chinese automotive industry. It all began in 1953 with the opening of First Automotive Works (FAW), the first automobile factory in the People’s Republic. It only manufactured a single model: a medium-sized truck. But demand rose quickly, and...

Moulding

Just over 11years ago a large international company manufacturing wear resistant engineered products commissioned an in-house foundry at its Isando manufacturing facility in Gauteng. Traditionally the company procured their castings from either local foundries or imported them from sister companies elsewhere in the world. While this arrangement worked, it had its drawbacks. In the first place the company did not have sufficient control over the quality of material or the processes at contracted...

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

On 21.11.2017, the PROCAD truck made a stopover on its Impulse Tour 2017/2018 at the grounds of KRÄMER+GREBE and provided the employees there with a new impetus for working with PRO.FILE.  In a first block of topics, users were provided with tips and tricks that will make working with PRO.FILE on a daily basis easier. The topics of “finding documents quickly” and “working with favourites and subscriptions” were on the agenda, among other things. Also highlighted was the advantage in the...

Equipment, Plant Technology

Particularly suitable for die casting applications with high volume flows, the new Oil Cleaning System from Bühler can reduce hydraulic system breakdowns by up to 60%. Clean oil is a vital factor for a stable production. One factor that impacts on the availability of die casting production systems, is the uptime of the hydraulic and lubrication system. This is mainly influenced by contamination of the oil – e.g. through particles, oil ageing or water in the oil.  To improve the quality...

Pouring, Gating, Feeding

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...

Pressure Die Casting Equipment

With a new record number of visitors, EUROGUSS concluded after three exciting days on 18 January 2018. Snow, rain, storms, and the associated traffic chaos in large parts of Germany and Europe could not stop the 15,000 trade visitors (2016: 12,032 trade visitors) from coming to Nuremberg for the diecasting trade fair. At the same time, the internationality of the trade visitors has once again increased significantly. At 641 exhibitors‘ stands, they learned about innovations and trends in the...

Process Control Technology

For the autumn season FassMet is organizing scheduled online sessions to allow you to receive updates on its latest.What will these online sessions cover? Quality control of the production process by integrating the latest technologies Taking advantage of foundry data production by learning how to analyze it Keeping track of your production in real time wherever you are in your foundry Want to know more? Each session is individual for each company and its employees.Each session will be hosted...

Refractories

CRL Group are pleased to announce that “XeraCarb Limited”, a specialist silicon carbide composite ceramics manufacturer, located in Barnsley, UK, has been acquired with effect of 1st February 2017 and will be trading as XeraCarb, a division of Capital Refractories Limited, within the CRL Group. XeraCarb was founded in 2011 exploiting their developed and proprietary sialon ceramic composite materials. These materials, developed in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University, are now being used...

Sand & Binders

As we start the New Year, we take a look back on 2017 and turn our attention towards 2018.  In 2017, we launched a new product… PF880 is an environmentally-friendly premium grade greensand release agent for medium and high-pressure moulding operations. It’s a low odour and low viscosity releasing agent, which has been designed for high production greensand moulding. The product has been formulated with a clean easy strip which results in an improved mould quality while also reducing...

Service Provider

In the past and present, volume sizes of 30,000 kg of liquid metal have been moved with the aid of countershaft gear sets. The disadvantage of this drive unit is the large number of components that are needed to achieve the required torques. This situation requires the foundryman to assess whether, in a technical and cost comparison, it is necessary or not to have a countershaft gear set in a new pouring ladle or not, for example. The result of the analysis, which is based on the assumption of...

Simulation

Altair Engineering, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALTR) and solidThinking are excited to showcase a preview of Click2Cast 2018 for the first time at EUROGUSS, taking place from January 16-18, 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. Powerful geometry creation and editing capabilities have been added for users to be able to design and optimize the entire casting process within a single environment. For the first time, component designers and downstream analysts will be able to communicate within a single user environment,...

Testing, measuring & Quality Control

Uwe Hartmann joined Keller in 1999 and has very successfully developed the Division’s MSR businessunit, specializing in automation (IAS – Intelligent Automation Solutions) and industrial measurement(ITS – Infrared Thermometer Solutions). His extensive background in international markets,combined with deep familiarity with customer needs, strong technical skills, and recognizedleadership will allow him to structure and accelerate Keller’s profitable growth.Stefan Reichert joined Keller in 2012...

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