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23. January 2018

Volkswagen identifies key areas for metal Additive Manufacturing in automotive applications

Volkswagen Group, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany, recently reported on the present and future applications it has identified for metal Additive Manufacturing in automotive production. In the report, Volkswagen stated that,...

22. January 2018

Rotork Improves Die Casting Machinery Performance and Costs for Suzhou Mingzhi Technology

Rotork’s Fairchild introduction of electro-pneumatic transducers has improved the performance of die casting machinery and reduced overall costs.Rotork Instruments brand Fairchild produces precision pneumatic and...

19. January 2018

Palmer Foundry Applies Quality Analytics to its Business

After using a historian, statistical process control and enterprise manufacturing intelligence to improve product quality—and seeing results—the company is now turning the software toward internal operations. Palmer Foundry, a...

18. January 2018

Radford foundry refuses to pay back economic development incentive, putting VEDP reforms to the test

A shuttered foundry on the banks of the New River closed five years ago, but the state’s attempt to reclaim $600,000 in taxpayer funds contributed to the failed project drags on.The Virginia Economic Development Partnership and...

17. January 2018

Martinrea Honsel Demonstrates Advanced Casting Technologies and Aluminum Components for Light, Safe and Efficient Vehicles at Euroguss 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany

Stricter emission, safety and fuel economy standards have automakers searching for ways to reduce vehicle weight without compromising safety or performance. Martinrea Honsel will demonstrate its expertise in aluminum casting and...

16. January 2018

thyssenkrupp celebrates the 125-year anniversary of the escalator

The world's first escalator was put into operation on January 16th, 1893 in New York - as a so-called "incline elevator" / In Hamburg, thyssenkrupp runs the only escalator production plant in GermanyImagine a world...

12. January 2018

New Ideas Give a Jolt to Titanium Machining

A year ago, we stated machining titanium had become “just another day at the office” (see “The Evolution of Titanium Machining,” Manufacturing Engineering, Feb. 2017). But although it might be routine, disagreements remain about...

11. January 2018

RUS - RUSAL LMZ SKAD lifts aluminium wheels production by 27pct in 2017

UC RUSAL announced that LMZ SKAD has significantly increased its output of aluminium wheels. RUSAL acquired a share of LMZ SKAD, one of the leading alloy wheels manufacturers in Russia, in April 2017. Following the acquisition,...

10. January 2018

USA - American Firms Produce Initial Castings of Aluminium-Scandium Alloy

A duo of American alloys firms announced this week the successful production of a handful of aluminium-scandium alloy ingots at a private lab in Massachusetts.Indiana’s IBC Advanced Alloys and NioCorp Developments Ltd. of...

09. January 2018

MY - 2018 is an exciting year for Malaysia's car industry

All eyes will be on Proton Holdings Bhd as the national car company plots its return to the top with Chinese strategic partner Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd in the driving seat.PETALING JAYA: The year 2018 is shaping up to...

08. January 2018

IN - 55% of jobs in India Auto Inc will require radically changed skill sets by 2022: Survey

The challenge of skills is looming large on the Indian automotive sector. While captains of industry and apex associations SIAM and ACMA are already seized of the enormity of the issue, a new survey has reiterated the...

05. January 2018

UK - Recasting additive manufacturing in the foundry

Lestercast foundry in the UK.Metal casting foundries as we know them have been around since the 1800s. It’s a proven process; liquid metal is poured into a mould which is then removed once cooled to leave a cast solid metal shape...

04. January 2018

In business since 1919, Twin City Die Castings Co. transitions ownership to Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Twin City Die Castings Co. (TCDC), a full-service aluminum and magnesium die casting provider that’s been family-owned for nearly 100 years, announced that it will be employee-owned. An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) set up...

03. January 2018

KUKA invests in the factory of the future

KUKA acquires Visual Components and defines the next level in intelligent automationVisual Components has specialized in software solutions for 3D simulation in factory planning. This simulation is to be added to the KUKA product...

02. January 2018

Tesla's Electric Truck - Can it Deliver?

In November 2017, Tesla announced their first effort in the commercial vehicle market – the Semi. In the presentation given by CEO Elon Musk, some very impressive claims were made about the capabilities of the Semi - but given...

29. December 2017

Rheinmetall Automotive expands piston production in China

New plant built in ChongqingIn its 20th anniversary year, Kolbenschmidt Shanghai Piston (KSSP) is adding a newly built plant in Chongqing, a metropolis with a population of many millions, to its production location structure in...

28. December 2017

New year greetings from DISA India

Wishing you all a Happy New Year 2018! The Indian economy is an interesting phase, and we are likely to see positive developments over the next few years. The reported trends in Automotive, Railways, Infrastructure, Energy...

28. December 2017

Change Driven: Technology for the drivelines of today and tomorrow

Rheinmetall Automotive at NAIAS 2018Tier-one automotive supplier Rheinmetall Automotive and its brands KS Kolbenschmidt and Pierburg are exhibiting from January 14 to 28at NAIAS – North American International Auto Show. On 140...

27. December 2017

Verbrennungsmotor - besser als sein Ruf!?

Welche technischen Potenziale birgt der Verbrennungsmotor noch? Auf dem 5. Internationalen Motorenkongress vom 27. – 28. Februar 2018 wird in Baden Baden über das Gesamtsystem Motor, insbesondere die zukünftige Rolle...

22. December 2017

Scania invests SEK 1.5 billion in energy-efficient foundry

Scania plans to invest about SEK 1.5 billion in a new foundry in Södertälje, Sweden, in order to triple production capacity and achieve a 50 percent reduction in energy consumption compared to the technology and methods used in...

21. December 2017

Lodge Manufacturing fires up bigger foundry in Marion County, Tenn.

Workers at America's biggest cast iron cookware maker have begun pouring metal at the company's new iron foundry, completing a $90 million expansion that has helped to more than double production capacity in less than three...

19. December 2017

BOCAR targets construction start for $115 million Alabama parts plant

Executives from global auto supplier BOCAR Group said construction on a $115 million manufacturing facility in Alabama will begin in the spring, with production launching at the site two years later.The 350,000-square-foot plant,...

18. December 2017

Trimet Gives Automotive Division an International Profile

Joint Venture with Bohai Automotive SystemsOn December 13, 2017 Trimet Aluminium SE signed a joint venture agreement with Bohai Automotive Systems Co., Ltd (Bohai) for the materials specialist’s Automotive Division. Once this...

13. December 2017

Merchant pig iron producer to build new $45.12 million facility in Paducah

Ironton Enterprises, a producer of merchant pig iron plans to invest $45.12 million in a new facility in West Paducah, which will preserve 66 jobs averaging $36 per hour with benefits.State officials approved economic development...

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