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18. April 2019

Happy Easter from Foundry-Planet!

Dear Friends and Readers, We wish you a happy Easter holiday and a wonderful and relaxing time with your family and friends! The Foundry-Planet staff will be doing the same, and our office will be closed on Monday, April...

18. April 2019

Brembo Brakes Featured on the New Nissan GT-R NISMO

Brembo, the world leader and acknowledged innovator of brake technology, will be stopping the new 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO and will also be available on the Track Edition.

17. April 2019

GER - Zeiss acquires GOM, Expanding Role in Metrology and QA

Zeiss is expanding the industrial metrology and quality assurance portfolio of its Industrial Quality & Research segment by acquiring GOM, a provider of hardware and software for automated 3D coordinate measuring technology....

17. April 2019

Efficient execution of continuous caster modernization project in China

Jiangsu Yonggang Group grants FAC to SMS Concast for four-strand billet caster

16. April 2019

GER - Proton Power Systems Receives EUR4.1 Million Fuel Cell Order from ebe Europa

Confirmed order for 15 hydrogen powered fuel cells Proton Power Systems plc (AIM: PPS), the designer, developer and producer of fuel cells and fuel cell electric hybrid systems, announces the receipt of a confirmed order from...

15. April 2019

Good News for Automotive Castings - E-mobility not without I.C. know-how

Rheinmetall Automotive CEO Horst Binnig at Auto Shanghai

13. April 2019

US - Future Battle Ground foundry, gallery, academy to take metal casting to ‘next level’

In the not too distant future, Battle Ground could become home to one of the largest artistic metal foundries in the country, serving as a training ground for a new generation of artists that create sculpted works in bronze,...

12. April 2019

Rheinmetall Automotive with components for electric vehicles and combustion engines

Auto Shanghai is taking place from April 18 to 25 at the International Center for Exhibition and Convention in Shanghai, China. Rheinmetall Automotive AG will be exhibiting in Hall 5.2, Stand 5BE151. The over 100-year-old German...

12. April 2019

New production logistics facility for STIHL Magnesium Die-Casting in Weinsheim

STIHL Magnesium Die-Casting is expanding its plant in Weinsheim, Germany, to include a new production logistics facility. A groundbreaking ceremony on April 5, 2019, marked the start of construction. With a total volume of 18...

10. April 2019

GER - ZF Wins Major Business for New 8-Speed Automatic Transmission

• Order from BMW AG with a two digit billion Euro value for advanced 8-speed automatic transmission• Flexible application of technology• Significant increase in planned share of hybrid transmissions• Production to begin at ZF’s...

10. April 2019

EU - Robot builder Yaskawa takes on competitors ABB and Kuka in Europe

The Japanese are opening their first European factory. Every year, up to 10,000 robots are to be built here. But the competitors are keeping calm.

09. April 2019

CN - MAGMA ASEAN User Group Meeting 2019

MAGMA’s User Group Meetings (UGM) are conducted by the local MAGMA entities mostly every year in all of our territories. Due to its limited space Singapore has a very small casting market with only few remaining foundries so we...

08. April 2019

New METEC 2019 President: Burkhard Dahmen

Burkhard Dahmen, Chairman of the Managing Board at SMS group GmbH, is the new president of METEC, the International Metallurgy Trade Fair with Congresses, which takes place from June 25 to 29, 2019. Born in Düsseldorf, Burkhard...

05. April 2019

CN - Brembo Inaugurates Its New Aluminum Brake Caliper Production Hub in Nanjing

Having invested 100 million euros, the Group is supplying aluminium calipers and knuckles to plants belonging to its European, Asian and American customers operating in China. The hub integrates a foundry with production lines in...

05. April 2019

Rheinmetall Automotive with new earnings high

Rheinmetall Automotive again enhanced its business volume in an increasingly challenging market environment in 2018, generating sales of €2,930 million, an increase of €69 million or 2.4% compared with the previous year. When...

04. April 2019

GER - The BMW Group and Microsoft launch the Open Manufacturing Platform

Companies are partners in a new initiative to drive open Industrial IoT development and help grow a community to build future Industry 4.0 solutions.

03. April 2019

Norican Group: Greater than the sum of its parts

Norican Group to demonstrate the ‘Complete Connected Foundry’ at GIFA 2019

01. April 2019

RUS - Ford Set To Exit Passenger Car Market In Russia

The U.S. automaker has decided to significantly restructure its Ford Sollers joint venture in Russia in order to improve profitability and focus exclusively on growing its commercial vehicle business.The move is expected to be...

29. March 2019

BMW Reportedly Interested In Buying Honda’s Swindon Plant To Increase UK Capacity

Last month, Honda announced that it would shut down its Swindon plant in the UK in 2021 when the current-generation Civic runs its course.That will be a huge blow to the country’s automotive industry as Honda’s facility builds...

28. March 2019

USA - GM to invest US$300m in Michigan plant for new EV production

General Motors is investing US$300m in its assembly plant in Orion, Michigan, for production of a new Chevrolet electric vehicle. The move will bring 400 new jobs to the Orion plant. The announcement forms part of GM’s...

27. March 2019


California Metal-X (CMX) plans to reopen in May the Pennsylvania copper foundry it recently acquired from Colonial Metals, marking the company's first foray into the east coast.CMX will produce high-quality copper casting alloys...

26. March 2019

SMS Group commissioned for Big River phase two

Following on from the success of its phase one development, USA-based Big River Steel has commissioned German plant builder SMS group to supply mechanical equipment, electrical and automation systems and digitalisation expertise...

22. March 2019

GER - German carmakers agree to bet on e-cars and hybrids, fuel cells not ready – media

dpa / Focus OnlineBMW, Daimler and VW have settled a dispute over how to manage the transition to green mobility, by agreeing to focus on electric and hybrid cars rather than fuel cells, which won’t be ready for many years,...

21. March 2019

GER - VW threatens to exit important automaker lobbying group over electric vehicle policies

Volkswagen is amongst the legacy automakers now most invested in electric vehicles and they now threaten to exit an important automaker lobbying group over their policies regarding electric vehicles.

20. March 2019

GER - Constellium to expand extrusion capacity at Singen, Germany, plant

Constellium announced today that is expanding its plant in Singen, Germany, with an additional aluminium extrusion press to supply automotive customers in Europe. The company will build a dedicated 8,000 sq m hall on its Singen...

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