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21. June 2018

UK - New metals processing centre unveiled at Brunel

The car makers and aerospace manufacturers in the UK, and worldwide, are set to benefit from revolutionary new metal processing and casting techniques with the opening of the Advanced Metal Processing Centre at Brunel University...

20. June 2018

AU - Automotive Diecasting Supplier Uses Tomograph to Ensure Quality and Process Stability

Management at the TCG UNITECH Group (TCG), an Austrian high-pressure die casting and injection molding company, has achieved what many executives only dream of – outperforming the competition in their industry.The company went...

19. June 2018

USA - Vermont Castings invests $10 million in improvements

This article by John Lippman was published in the Valley News on June 16.Not long ago, there used to be a lot of soot inside the Vermont Castings foundry, where workers would come off shifts coated in black, looking as if they...

18. June 2018

Opening of the new Shanghai Research & Development Center as part of BMW’s Innovation Day China.

Today opened the newly BMW Group Shanghai R&D Centre as part of BMW’s Innovation Day China. The event showcased BMW’s latest developments in the areas of innovation, digital services, autonomous driving and automotive...

15. June 2018

World’s largest 3D metal printer unveiled in Melbourne

The Melbourne-based startup, Titomic, has revealed what they claim is the world’s largest 3D metal printer in Australia’s southern coastal city.The 3D printer will be used with titanium to produce items such as bike frames, golf...

14. June 2018

BMW invests €10mn in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus

The BMW Group is to invest more than €10 million in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus. Located in Oberschleissheim, north of Munich, the facility will allow the company to continue developing its expertise in this field of...

13. June 2018

ATEK Metal Technologies expands plant

ATEK Metal Technologies, a leading permanent mold foundry, is expanding its plant and technical capabilities to keep up with growing demand. ATEK ships thousands of aluminum castings each day and has recently completed a...

12. June 2018

VDMA Metallurgy / Foundry Machinery – back on track for growth

In 2017, sales of German foundry equipment manufacturers recovered considerably, by 6 percent compared with the previous year. This was especially due to a rise in sales to countries outside the Eurozone, which grew by 25 percent...

12. June 2018

VDMA Metallurgy / Thermo Process Technology: Turnaround for the world market leader in 2017

2017 saw a turnaround for German thermo process equipment manufacturers. This was already apparent at the beginning of 2017. Over the course of the year, there was a further slight fall in orders from countries outside the...

11. June 2018

Magnesium Pressure Die-Casting Machine catches Fire at BMW in Landshut

A fire broke out yesterday afternoon at the BMW plant in Landshut. The fire in the industrial hall in Ergolding has led to strong smoke development with a rubber smell in the area. Three people were injured. According to the...

08. June 2018

IIF Nagpur Chapter installs new body

Business BureaTHE Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF) Nagpur Chapter organised the annual chapter meeting recently. In the meeting, members elected the new body members. R G Paranjpe was elected as the new Chairman for the term...

07. June 2018

USA - Hyundai’s new engine plant, Santa Fe will drive the future of the automaker’s Alabama operations

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s (HMMA) $388 million new engine plant and boosted SUV production are moves to position the South Korean automaker’s Montgomery plant as a key component of its global innovation efforts.On its...

06. June 2018

UK - Foundry group Chamberlin gets to grips with machining woes

Walsall foundry group Chamberlin has narrowed its losses as the company got to grips with problems at a new machining centre.Profit margins improved during the year as the company tackled the issues with the machining cells at...

04. June 2018

Honsel bankruptcy: creditors receive 70 million

The insolvency proceedings of Mescheder auto supplier Honsel have been completed. After the last creditors' meeting on Tuesday (29.05.2018) in the Arnsberg district court, it is clear: the creditors will get slightly more than a...

01. June 2018

Lindberg/MPH Ships Energy Efficient Stack-Type Aluminum Melting and…

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of a gas fired aluminum stack melting and holding furnace to a manufacturer of recreational vehicles. The equipment provides additional melting capacity and efficiency for a new die casting...

31. May 2018

Construction Begins on World’s Most Advanced Special Steel Plant, Includes Heat Treat

A recent groundbreaking ceremony in Kapfenberg, Austria, marked the inauguration of a new benchmark in plant design that will set international standards in digitization of production processes, including heat treatment,...

30. May 2018

GER - BMW Group plans Additive Manufacturing Campus: Technological expertise in industrial-scale 3D printing to be consolidated at new location

+++ Total investment worth over €10 million +++ Additive Manufacturing Campus to go on stream in early 2019 +++ The BMW Group is to invest more than €10 million in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus. Located in...

30. May 2018

Customer Day at Renault Sport Formula OneTM Team Technical Centre in Enstone

As part of their partnership with Renault Sport Formula One Team, YXLON International organized an international customer day at the Technical Centre in Enstone which took place last Friday, May 18th under the headline...

29. May 2018

GER - Work begins on BMW Plant Leipzig extension

Investments of over €300 million up to 2020 will increase annual production capacity by 100,000 unitsThe BMW Group is to invest more than €300 million in its Leipzig plant. Comprehensive construction work to extend and update...

28. May 2018

USA - Why Caterpillar can't keep up with a boom in demand

By Timothy Aeppel and Rajesh Kumar SinghOrders for the mining machines and construction bulldozers made at this sprawling Caterpillar Inc. factory in central Illinois have jumped, in general, three-fold over the past year.But...

25. May 2018

USA - Heat Treatment Integral to New Alum Facility in Kentucky

Heat treatment processes are among the operations planned at an automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky, where a gathering of business and government officials celebrated a groundbreaking this...

24. May 2018

American Securities Acquires Prince from Palladium Equity Partners

The parent company of Prince International Corporation and Prince Erachem International Corporation (“Prince” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of mineral-based specialty additives, and American Securities LLC (“American...

23. May 2018

Norsk Hydro: Hydro signs new long-term power contract for Norwegian aluminium portfolio

Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA's wholly-owned subsidiary Hydro Energi AS has signed a long-term power contract with Blakliden Fäbodberget Wind AB, a Swedish wind power company, for annual baseload supply of 0.66...

22. May 2018

HK - UPDATE 1-Hong Kong's Lee Kee says China die-casters starting automated factories in SE Asia

Lee Kee Group, a major supplier of metals to China’s die-casting industry, says that some of its customers are developing “next generation” automated factories in Southeast Asia, a boost for its business in the region.Lee Kee,...

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