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12. October 2018

New Team Member joins staff at Foundry Training Centre

An instructor / technician has been appointed for the new National Foundry Training Centre which is part of the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS).

11. October 2018

Stable outlook and clear growth target for SMS group

SMS group, the world market leader for metallurgical plant construction, has confirmed the financial targets in its core business and at the same time achieved important successes in its structural and cultural transformation...

10. October 2018

Volkswagen launches ELECTRIC FOR ALL campaign

Uncompromising e-mobility: World premiere of the modular electric drive matrix

09. October 2018

Kimura Foundry adopts SinterCast process control technology

SinterCast Mini-System 3000 to be installed during fourth quarterCompacted Graphite Iron prototyping and niche volume productionFourth SinterCast installation in Japan; twentieth installation in Asia Kimura Foundry Company,...

08. October 2018

CN - Vietnam's first automaker is quickly getting ready to debut a sedan and a SUV

- VinFast will unveil two new auto models at the Paris Motor Show early next month.- Initial plans call for the company to focus on the Vietnamese market.- But its new production center is expected to have enough capacity to...

05. October 2018

Kurtz Ersa sells iron foundry

The furnace in the Haseltal keeps working.

05. October 2018

UK – Sheffield steel boss leads £8m recovery plan with heart

A new foundry which safeguarded 300 Sheffield steelworkers’ jobs is profitable, justifying an £8m investment, according to boss Sir Andrew Cook.The success of the Precision Foundry marks the end of a four-year plan to save the...

04. October 2018

AU - Hard, dirty foundry work copes with digital disruption and lack of apprenticeship courses

Max Billman refers to it as a "hard, dirty game" but for close to 40 years Billman's Foundry in Castlemaine has been producing a range of metal castings, from statues of Melbourne Cup winner Black Caviar to new...

04. October 2018

VDMA: Orders remain on growth track

Incoming orders in August 2018

03. October 2018

GER/USA – Volkswagen and US elite Stanford University develop a fuel cell for the future

- New triple power fuel cell catalyst developed- Significant cost reduction with simultaneous increase in performance valuesThe fuel cell is regarded as a serious alternative to the classic electric car with battery cells....

02. October 2018

†Prof. Dr. Eng. Józef Szczepan Suchy, of the Polish Foundrymen’s community, has passed away

Deeply grieved, we inform that on September 29th, Prof. Dr. Eng. Józef Szczepan Suchy, a respected and very active member of the Polish Foundrymen’s Association and the Polish Federation of Engineering Associations, passed away....

02. October 2018

PL – One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing 55 tons (7,850 stone), was unveiled in the Polish city of Krakow on Thursday ahead of being installed at a major pilgrimage site in Brazil.The “Vox Patris” bell, four...

01. October 2018

IN - Small foundries to commission plant for sand recycling

A group of small and tiny foundries here plan to commission a plant in six months to recycle the waste generated from the units.

28. September 2018

The e-bike as a game changer in the mobility market?

E-bikes may have the potential to revolutionize the mobility of broad populations. Especially in major German cities, a generation of young urbanists is currently growing up, for whom the bicycle with propulsion support is a more...

27. September 2018

BEL - MTZ to open assembly plant in Uzbekistan

Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark) plans to open a plant in Uzbekistan to assemble caterpillar and gardening vehicles, MTZ Director General Fyodor Domotenko said at the Belarus-Uzbekistan business forum in Tashkent, BelTA...

26. September 2018

JP - Teijin builds China plant for lightweight electric-car parts

Japanese maker's alternative to steel will tap into growing electric-car productionJapanese materials group Teijin will build a second factory in China to make a lighter-than-steel composite and process it into parts for...

25. September 2018

Skills Shortage is a Call to Arms

The recently published 2017 UK Casting Industry Census shows that the industry continues to face a significant challenge when it comes to skills and staffing. 47% of firms in the sector reported that recruitment and technical...

25. September 2018

UK - Aston Martin’s New Plant to Focus on Electric Vehicle

Aston Martin is going all out when it comes to electric vehicle (EV) development. The British automaker has opened a new manufacturing facility in Wales, UK that’s meant to be its center for electrification. As such, Aston...

24. September 2018

Hüttenes-Albertus Group realigns Board of Manage-ment

The Hüttenes-Albertus Group has realigned the Board of Management to prepare for the global challenges ahead and in so doing, initi-ated an important strategic change of direction. Mr. Franz Friedrich Butz will join the Board of...

24. September 2018

Scrap Available: 100 MT of cast iron rotors

Constitution State Scrap in Connecticut, USA, is currently offering 100 metric tons of cast iron rotors scrap.

24. September 2018

IN - Tata Motors closes gap with Mahindra for 3rd biggest PV maker in India

Tata Motors is narrowing the gap with homegrown rival Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) to challenge the position of third biggest pa++ssenger vehicle maker in India by sales.According to the latest SIAM data, Tata Motors is...

21. September 2018

RUS / JP - Mazda Sollers opens new engine manufacturing plant in Vladivostok, Russia

The opening ceremony of a new engine manufacturing plant took place at Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus LLC site with the participation  of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister of...

20. September 2018

GER – VW Stops Production of the Golf Due to Lack of Demand

WLTP approval tests have confused production at VW. Now even the sale of the top model is stalled.At Volkswagen , the next compulsory break is in production. In the first week of October, production at the parent plant in...

19. September 2018

Commercial Vehicle Market Dynamics Evolve Over Time to Include Electrification, Yet Diesel Remains Dominant, IHS Markit Says

Commercial vehicles will continue to run on diesel fuel for the foreseeable future, according to new research from business information provider IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO).

19. September 2018

GER - Constellium expands operations in Neckarsulm – Dahenfeld, Germany to increase supply of aluminium automotive structures

Announced today that it has expanded its operations in Dahenfeld, Germany to increase supply of aluminium automotive structures. Constellium will manufacture a wide range of components for the body structure of a premium sports...

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