Automation

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and KUKA AG announced they will work together around Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to promote the flexibility and automation of production processes. Both companies want to collaborate, particularly in the areas of manufacturing, mechanical engineering and the automotive sector. The integration of KUKA robots into SAP’s digital manufacturing is driven by comprehensive standard protocols, such as OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA). In addition,...

Chemicals

Urethane Nobake binders have been a popular binder choice for sand nobake foundries for decades. Foundries will choose this type of binder system to maintain a high production environment, flexibility in production rates, high mold-strengths fast, reclaimable spent sand, easy to use, and reasonably good casting quality. Unfortunately, the vast majority of urethane nobake binders available today, as they did in the 1970s and 1980s, still come with irritating petroleum odors that can fill a work...

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

Rösler introduces the RHBE 13/18 spinner hanger blast machine, which offers economical operation, even with relatively low production volumes. Rösler is able to offer this machine at a competitive price without making any compromises in regards to technical features and operational flexibility. Shot blasting applications like surface cleaning, descaling, derusting or paint preparation, are indispensable stages in many manufacturing processes and can have a significant impact on the final...

Enviroment, Energy & Safety

Aurora, Illinois, USA and Peterborough, United Kingdom – Demands continue on foundries to create better castings, at lower costs while addressing the problem of disposing of large quantities of waste sand into landfills.  Sand is the largest foundry process waste, and in some instances can constitute up to 70% of total waste volume.   Omega Foundry Machinery and Simpson Technologies have joined forces to help foundries realize the cost savings and technical advantages available from...

Heat Treatment

DISA, Wheelabrator, Italpresse Gauss, and StrikoWestofen are under the umbrella of the Norican Group. This is a clear acknowledgment for the foundry industry and the variety of materials and processes. How do you view the development in sand mould and light metal cast in the next 10 years?The automotive industry is the significant driver for key developments in sand moulding and light metal die casting. Within this industry, vehicle “light-weighting” is the dominant trend today to reduce CO2...

It-Solutions

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...

Melting Shop

The increasing relevance of electromobility offers opportunities for light metal casting The automobile industry is experiencing a strong trend towards electromobility. The figures and deadlines given vary, but as of 2025, the industry expects a considerable increase in the number of electric vehicles registered. The market penetration of electric cars will also cause a considerable increase in the use of light metal castings. These reduce the weight of the vehicle, thus increasing the ranges...

Metals & Alloys

High-quality programme for stakeholders in the automotive, aviation and metal industriesThermo process technology is not merely essential for a large number of the major areas of industry – it is more than just that: it plays a crucial role in determining the properties of individual products and all industrial manufacturing operations. This is true primarily of the automotive and aviation industries, the glass, ceramics and cement industries, metal production and processing as well as the...

Moulding

Andrew Tagg, Technical Manager at John Winter, gives his tips for producing the perfect casting. Every foundry aims to produce the perfect casting and, with a range of different processes and components in the mix, it can be difficult to achieve. So here are some useful tips to get foundries on the road to reaching this goal. Try to keep the process as simple as possible, by applying the basic process controls and be consistent. It’s just like baking a cake… 1. Weigh and volumetrically...

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

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 Christian Träger who will be heading up the company's international sales team. Effective immediately, the industry insider will be responsible for the global distribution of voxeljet's 3D printing systems in his capacity as Sales Director. Christian Träger carries the German...

Equipment, Plant Technology

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic has completed the installation of a twin bead weld preheat system for SAW (submerged arc weld) process at a manufacturer of high capacity heavy duty fork / lift trucks. This is the second installation at this facility for Ajax TOCCO. The first install was single bead preheat system. The new twin bead floating inductor weld preheat system simultaneously heats two corners of a 30-foot long, 5-ton weldment at a rate of 28 inches per minute to 250 degrees F. The sections...

Pouring, Gating, Feeding

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...

Pressure Die Casting Equipment

ZAMAPRES SRL has been planning and assembling dies for 40 years. High skill and experience with customers make pressure die-casts more precise and optimal. During these years detailed planning and a long-gained experience which enable us to support and satisfy our customers' requirements. We can print details between a few grams and 2,5 kilos. Zinc alloy (ZL0410 EN1774) pressure die-casts techn logy is optimised using COLOSIO machines. COLOSIO is much more innovative and dictated by...

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

Omega Foundry Machinery Ltd are pleased to announce that John Winter have become their exclusive agent in the UK.  The agreement was formally signed at the John Winter Sales Conference by Adam Bennett and Chris Wilding.  This agreement marks an exciting new development for both companies and offers UK foundries a wider range of supplies and services.   Also the closer cooperation of the two companies enables further development in equipment and no-bake binder...

Service Provider

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 their business performance. Together, Foseco create new value by enabling foundries to produce castings in the most cost-effective, technically efficient and sustainable way.Foseco provides a comprehensive range of foundry technologies, equipment and consumable supplies,...

Simulation

“We have seen significant time and cost savings while using Click2Cast: €5,000-10,000 and 3 weeks for actual trials vs. €500-600 and 1 day of simulations in Click2Cast.”U-SHIN is a global automotive parts manufacturer, specializing in automotive system appliances and mechatronics. Its main product line includes lock sets, electronic steering column locks, climate control panels, door latches, keyless entry, door handles, switches, power closure systems and rear access modules. U-Shin's...

Testing, measuring & Quality Control

May 2017: YXLON rejoices over the commissioning of their 600th MU2000-D X-ray inspection system. After its market launch in 1997, the universal radiographic system is still one of the most successful inspection systems worldwide thanks to its flexibility and robustness. Due to continuous developments it has remained state-of-the-art for 20 years now.This fact also convinced the Scandinavian enterprise NORLYS, a globally leading provider of sophisticated lighting fixtures with its headquarters...

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