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23. May 2019

GER - VW Zwickau plant on schedule as ID.3 rolls out

The transformation of the VW Zwickau site into a purely electric car plant is fully on schedule. According to VW, more than 200 ID.3 pre-series vehicles have already been successfully produced.Volkswagen claims that this is the...

22. May 2019

USA - Now Fiat-Chrysler wants $280M in taxpayer money for its Detroit plant

A few weeks ago, we reported that Fiat-Chrysler is requesting $160 million in public assistance for its proposed new plant on Detroit's east side.It turns out that figure is much higher. At a Friday press conference, city...

21. May 2019

Hüttenes-Albertus: A strong European Union matters!

The election for the European Parliament will be conducted from May 23-26, 2019. It is becoming more and more evident that Europe stands at a critical crossroads. The upcoming election will echo not only across Europe and its...

21. May 2019

GER /SER - Business German aircraft engine giant MTU to build plant in Serbia

Leading German engines manufacturer MTU Aero Engines has announced plans to build a factory in Serbia’s Belgrade region.The Munich-based company, which specialises in aircraft software, components and engines, has signed a...

20. May 2019

AVIR Walze Holding acquires insolvent SHW High Precision Casting Technology

Around 80 jobs remain at the Königsbronn site | Purchase agreement to enter into force on 1 May | The company filed for bankruptcy in December 2018 for the third time

20. May 2019

GER /VN - Schaeffler invests 45 mn euros for new manufacturing plant in Vietnam

The company is aiming to create around 300 new jobs in the country by the end of 2019.

18. May 2019

JP - Fanuc to build new plant to harness 5G and self-driving demand

Robot maker to invest $28m to mass-produce equipment for high-end lenses

17. May 2019

AUS - World’s Largest 3D Printer Prints 1.8 Metre Titanium Drone

Australian advanced manufacturing company Titomic has delivered the largest titanium 3D printed drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ever made, measuring more than 1.8 metres in diameter.The UAV was manufactured at Titomic’s...

15. May 2019

EU - Review of the Best Available Techniques (BREF) started

CAEF representing the European Foundry Industry

14. May 2019

GER - Powertrain starts life as an independent company

Organizational realignment completed in record time; new management team in place since April 1, 2019Technology company’s powertrain business to trade under the name of Vitesco TechnologiesPreparations on schedule for planed...

13. May 2019

Most air pollution does not come from exhaust

The fine dust pollution values ​​have been rising for years. To blame: the abrasion of brakes, tires and the road. And caused by all vehicles - whether diesel, gasoline or electric cars.

09. May 2019

The Formnext Start-up Challenge

Recognizing and supporting innovative start-ups in additive manufacturing

09. May 2019

GER - End of interim phase - Peter Mohnen confirmed as CEO of KUKA AG

Peter Mohnen and Andreas Pabst will be assuming responsibility for KUKA AG as CEO and CFO. They have held these respective offices on an interim basis since December 2018. The Supervisory Board and Executive Board have now made...

08. May 2019

IN - D K Sharma: ‘Electric mobility will disrupt the tooling technology in the next 10 years’

D K Sharma, executive vice-president and business head, Godrej Tooling, and president, Tool and Gauge Manufacturers Association of India (TAGMA India) talks about the opportunities and challenges for tool rooms, and what Godrej...

07. May 2019

3D PRINTING NEWS: FIBERLOGY, ROBOT FACTORY, STRATASYS, CECIMO AND MORE

This week’s edition of Sliced, the 3D Printing Industry news digest features the first ever PMMA-cast public sculpture in the UK, rapid circuit board construction and the 1,000th patient to receive heart treatment with aid of 3D...

06. May 2019

Sulzer’s specialist parts manufacturing centres offer precision and speed

Digitalisation, realised by a specialist parts manufacturer such as Sulzer, is the key to rapid and precise repairsRepairing critical equipment can be a time-consuming task, especially if it has been in service for a long time...

03. May 2019

GER - Change in leadership on the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG

- Klaus Deller leaves the company after ten years by mutual agreement- Supervisory Board initiates the search for his successor- Members of the Executive Board will assume the responsibilities in the interimKlaus Deller, the...

01. May 2019

CRO – 18th International Foundrymen Conference 2019. Sisak, Croatia

University of Zagreb Faculty of Metallurgy, University of Ljubljana Naravoslovnotehnička fakulteta, University North in Koprivnica, Technical University of Košice Faculty of materials, metallurgy and recycling, Slovakia, in the...

01. May 2019

New Silk Road must not become a one-way road

On the occasion of the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Ulrich Ackermann, Head of VDMA Foreign Trade, said:

30. April 2019

IN - Texmaco to buy steel foundry in Chattisgarh

Acquisition to be funded via internal accruals, bank loans

29. April 2019

USA / EU - Trump vows to hit back at EU as tariffs bite Harley-Davidson

US President Donald Trump threatened retribution on Europe Tuesday (23 April) over tariffs that have bruised profitability at iconic US motorcycle company Harley-Davidson.

27. April 2019

Supplier Nemak to cancel Shift in Linz because of BMW in Steyr

Because of decreasing orders from BMW's large engine plant in Steyr, auto parts supplier Nemak wants to cancel a shift at its Linz plant. Nemak specializes in so-called core production - ie high-precision casting and machining of...

24. April 2019

USA - Ryobi Die Casting USA, Inc., names Ryan Willhelm as President and COO of Ryobi Die Casting USA, Inc.

After 24 years at Ryobi Die Casting, Ryan Willhelm began his tenure as President and COO today. Ryan’s career with Ryobi started in 1995 in the Accounting Department, then as a Plant Manager, moving to Director of Finance, Vice...

23. April 2019

GER - Electric cars increase CO2 Emissions, says Ifo Institute

Electric vehicles will barely help cut CO2 emissions in Germany over the coming years, as the introduction of electric vehicles does not necessarily lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions from road traffic. Natural gas combustion...

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