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22. October 2018

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Kurtz Foundry Machines – Your Partner for Castings

20. November 2017

20th anniversary of Kolbenschmidt Shanghai Piston

Booming business requires new capacities

20. July 2017

DISA, Italpresse Gauss, StrikoWestofen and Renault met to discuss the challenges and the future of automotive casting production

Innovative technology coupled with knowledge sharingAmongst the participants were 15 representatives from Renault - one of the leading French based automotive companies; Dominique Dallalba, DISA Moulding Manager in France; Per...

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

03. May 2017

Norican Global Completes Acquisition of Light Metal Casting Solutions Group

Taastrup, Denmark. Norican Global A/S (“Norican”), a leading metallic parts enhancement company (by virtue of its ownership of both DISA and Wheelabrator), announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Light Metal...

19. April 2017


In order to meet the increasing demands of clients throughout the country and serve as a hub to support clients and projects throughout the Asia Pacific region, the site of Italpresse in China has been relocated to a larger shop...

21. February 2017

Norican announces acquisition of Light Metal Casting Solutions Group

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...

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...

26. January 2017

ABB trusts in ASCOJET for automated mould cleaning

For decades, ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE LTD and its ASCOJET Dry Ice Blasting Technology has been offering a high-performance and gentle cleaning process to countless companies. Traditional Swiss company ABB also counts on ASCOJET when...

19. January 2017

Bigger – Better – Faster!

Kurtz KPS 2000/25-12 SKT trimming press goes USAFor two years now, Kurtz GmbH has had the largest and fastest trimming press on the market, the KPS 2000/25-12 SKT, already being used successfully by a range of customers. Of...

12. January 2017

AHEAD COMPLETE GLOBAL A motto is being lived!

Kurtz Gießereimaschinen is known as a complete supplier for foundry lines and production systems for the foundry industry. A number of large projects of this kind have already been implemented by the moulding machine experts from...

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...

13. December 2016

Hüttenes-Albertus’ 20-year success story

Biodiesel in Cold-Box Binders Helps to Protect the EnvironmentTwenty years ago, researchers at Hüttenes-Albertus achieved a decisive break-through in improving the environmental properties of the cold box binder sys-tem. By using...

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...

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...

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

05. August 2016

Austrian leading-edge technology scores highly with precision and cost-effectiveness

Renowned automotive manufacturers rely on the technology from Fill Machine Engineering. Complete solutions in the context of Industry 4.0 impress with greater cost-effectiveness and higher precision.Lightweight chassis and body...

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...

03. June 2016


The first seminar of The Alu-Tech Partnership has achieved the desired success. A pool of key companies in the field of die-casting and gravity casting have joined forces to provide services and expertise designed to make...

18. May 2016

ASCO´s new appearance

Last year, Swiss ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE LTD, headquartered in Romanshorn, celebrated its 40th anniversary. This milestone as well as some major structural business changes in recent years have been used as an opportunity to...

26. January 2016

FILL - low pressure caster b – smart solution for the modern foundry

Fill Machine Engineering presents a unique low-pressure casting machine at Euroguss. Stability, cost-effectiveness, quality, and simple handling are the hallmarks of this innovation."Fill Foundry World" was one of the...

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...

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...

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...

15. April 2015

OTTO JUNKER - Polish foundry ordered a 90 t holding furnace after a pouring furnace

Following the successful commissioning of a 10 t pouring furnace in the spring of this year, OTTO JUNKER also received the order for the delivery, installation and commissioning of a 90 t channel induction furnace from the Polish...

03. November 2014

Fill perfects lightweight aluminum construction in series production

Automated production processes lead to more productivity and quality. Fill Machine Engineering shows new solutions at Aluminium 2014 in Düsseldorf.  At Aluminium 2014 on 7-9 October this year, Fill Machine Engineering used...

21. October 2014

Sande Stahlguss GmbH - Development of Cobalt-Boron alloyed steel

The Frisian contribution to the reduction of CO2-emissions

17. October 2014

Vulcan Engineering Co. working with Lodge Manufacturing Company for Plant Expansion & Upgrades

Progress well underway for multiphase plant upgrades and expansion to Lodge Manufacturing Company.

23. September 2014

Turkish Foundries Say ‘Yes’ to Perfect Grinding at a Third of Cost of Hand Grinding

PS Auto Grinding Record Sales at Ankiros 2014PS Auto Grinding Limited (PSAG), exclusive distributors of market leading Koyama Automatic Machines have just returned from one of their most successful exhibitions ever, Ankiros...

10. September 2014

ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE and BUSE Gastek pool their strengths in CO2-process and dry ice technology

The German firm BUSE Gastek GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Bad Hönningen, is merging its business divisions for CO2 production and recovery plant construction and dry ice technology with the Swiss company ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE...

04. September 2014

Fill GES.M.B.H. - New Dynamic Tilt Casting

A New Innovative Casting Process and its Highly Effective Application in the Manufacturing of High-Performance Engine Components from Aluminum Foundry AlloysDipl.-Ing. Herbert Sm etan, SMETAN engineering GmbH in...

26. August 2014

General Kinematics to host open house for the foundry industry

General Kinematics is pleased to announce an Open House in October to thank the industry for helping us become a worldwide leader in vibratory process equipment and to showcase the latest foundry equipment we are manufacturing....

25. August 2014

Meltech Furnace Technology at Newby Foundries Group

Since the installation of the very first 550kW , 1,000Hz Pulsar induction furnace system at Newby foundries in Wednesbury back in August 2011,  Meltech Ltd has been awarded a further two orders comprising of another...

20. August 2014

New Chief Executive Officer of ASK Chemicals

ASK Chemicals is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Coenen as its Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Stefan Sommer in the role. Mr. Coenen most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Tessenderlo Group, a global,...

19. August 2014

Pillar Induction, Heating, Melting & Brazing Overview 2014

Founded in 1966, Pillar is committed to providing total induction solutions in the foundry, tube & pipe, heating, forging, and heat treating markets. Pillar Induction is committed to helping its customers achieve leaner, more...

04. August 2014

Morgan Advanced Materials: Field Trials Reveal Substantial Cost Savings with New Crucibles

Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational...

01. August 2014

Foseco Foundry Division, Vesuvius UK Ltd.: Foundry Practice259

Coating Preparation Plant (CPP)There is a continuing requirement for foundries to manufacture increasingly complex, high performance castings - while driving down production costs. A significant proportion of production costs can...

29. July 2014

New Chief Executive Officer of ASK Chemicals

ASK Chemicals is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Coenen as its Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Stefan Sommer in the role. Mr. Coenen most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Tessenderlo Group, a global,...

22. July 2014

Fill Machine Engineering from Gurten, Upper Austria, founds subsidiary in Mexico. North and South American market in focus.

Fill the Upper Austrian machine engineering company has just opened a branch office in Mexico. The wholly-owned subsidiary starts with a five-strong sales and service team. Fill Mexico is based in Puebla. "Many of our...

08. July 2014

ASK Chemicals Launches Casting Academy at the Metal + Metallurgy China Fair in Beijing, China

Profound foundry expertise in ChinaDuring the Metal + Metallurgy China fair, ASK Chemicals, international supplier of high-performance foundry consumables, launched its first Chinese ASK Chemicals Casting Academy with a...

25. June 2014

Monometer Holdings Ltd.: Copper Melting and Refining

MONOMETER’s latest installation in the Ural Mountains of the Russian federation has been successfully completed with commissioning to be carried out over the next few months. Monometer has undertaken the complete design and...

12. June 2014

Lightweight design of GF Automotive impresses at the IMA Awards 2014

GF Automotive wins the design award of the International Magnesium Association second year in a row in the category “Casting Design”. Winner is the oil conduit module produced in magnesium high-pressure die-casting for the...

11. June 2014

Hargreaves Foundry Project at One Pancras Square, King’s Cross London

The project to cast 396 columns which form part of the development at One Pancras Square, King’s Cross London was completed in 2013. Since casting work began back in June 2012, Hargreaves Foundry has made a total of 394 columns...

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