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19. March 2019

USA - Google buys steel foundry site it needs for downtown San Jose transit village

Google pays about $5.3 million for Kearney Pattern Works and Foundry complex in downtown San Jose as transit village plans progress

19. March 2019

MEX - Southern Copper considers acquiring stake in Mexican lithium project

Southern Copper (NYSE:SCCO) is considering an investment in a lithium project in Mexico, CEO Oscar Gonzalez tells Reuters, a move that would be the miner's first venture into the metal that enjoys strong demand from electric...

14. March 2019

UK - Apprentices get fired up about manufacturing at new foundry

The first group of manufacturing Apprentices are getting fired up at the University of Wolverhampton’s National Foundry Training Centre in Tipton.The Foundry is part of the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills – a collaboration...

13. March 2019

GER - „Robots for humans – AI in the real world“-KUKA at the European Robotics Forum 2019

At the most influential meeting of the European robotics community, the European Robotics Forum (ERF) from March 20-22, KUKA will demonstrate how robots can support humans.In a joint research project with the Romanian Technical...

12. March 2019

UK - Ringing the changes at the Whitechapel bell foundry

Competing plans for the world’s most famous bell foundry and the move from west to east London of three national medical institutions tell two sides of the same story

11. March 2019

USA - Expert says pig iron plant won't cause environmental issues, as long as city follows protocol

After a contaminated river and spewing smokestacks in the 1960's, folks in Ashtabula are still worried about the impact of a pig iron plant coming to town .On February 7, the EPA issued an air permit, giving the official go...

08. March 2019

USA - GE Aviation Rutland plant to stay busy thanks to new military contract

A Vermont GE Aviation facility is going to benefit from a $517 million contract from the U.S. Army to build parts for Blackhawk and Apache helicopter test engines.GE Aviation's Dave Wilson tells the Rutland Herald that the GE...

07. March 2019

Wabco Holdings includes ZF in Takeover Discussions

Commercial vehicle supplier Wabco Holdings Inc. announced it has been approached by ZF Friedrichshafen AG and has “engaged in preliminary discussions concerning a potential transaction.”

07. March 2019

USA - Arconic to bring 70 new jobs to Alcoa plant

This story has been updated to correct the expansion's completion date and specify the product made in Arconic's Alcoa plant.Aluminum maker Arconic will bring 70 new jobs to its existing plant in Blount County, an investment of...

06. March 2019

AL - Nissan and Groupe Hasnaoui to build new car plant in Algeria

Nissan and Groupe Hasnaoui will invest a total of $160 million in a new Nissan vehicle plant in Algeria

05. March 2019

USA - Humtown Products Sees Growth in 3D Printing

Humtown Products, based in Columbiana, is poised for success through conventional production methods and the use of additive manufacturing, says Mark Lamoncha, president and CEO.Humtown is a supplier to the foundry industry and...

04. March 2019

GBR - Time marching on for Bo'ness factory breaking industry mould

A shaft of sunlight has penetrated a grubby skylight and settled on the black sandy foundry floor where, for the past 150 years, the iron backbone of British life has taken shape.

01. March 2019

IN - Jupiter Group acquires 60 per cent stake in MP-based CEBBCO

Kolkata-headquartered Jupiter Group along with its international partners, announced the acquisition of over 60 per cent stake in Madhya Pradesh based company Commercial Engineers and Body Builders Co Ltd (CEBBCO).The Group is...

28. February 2019

USA / NL - Signicast Expands Precision Casting Capabilities into Europe with Acquisition of CIREX

In a move that will expand the precision casting leader's footprint outside the US, Signicast, a Form Technologies company, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire CIREX, a European investment casting specialist...

27. February 2019

UK - Scots foundry rings changes for Big Ben

A Scottish foundry has been given a key role in the restoration of Big Ben.

26. February 2019

Mads Joergensen to become new CFO of GF

The GF Board of Directors nominated Mads Joergensen as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Committee of GF, effective 18 April 2019. He will succeed Andreas Müller who has been appointed as new CEO of...

25. February 2019


The Virtual Foundry’s newly patented high metal composite filaments create pure metal 3D Prints with common, off-the-shelf FDM printers. This novel solution to a complex problem has sparked a movement in low-cost, high quality,...

20. February 2019

UK - Brexit Uncertainty causes Honda to Shut Major Production Plant

Currently, 3,500 people work at the plant, with thousands more in the factory’s supply chain Japanese car maker Honda Motor Co. HMC 0.13% will shut a major production plant in the U.K., becoming the latest auto group to plan a...

19. February 2019

Worldwide Call for Submissions for the 2019 Altair Enlighten Award®

The automotive industry’s only award dedicated to vehicle lightweighting in four categories; Full Vehicle, Module, Enabling Technology and The Future of Lightweighting

18. February 2019


Global commissioning of onshore wind turbines declined 3% in 2018, partly due to a slowdown in India and Germany. Growth is expected to bounce back in 2019, with a 32% jump to 60GW

14. February 2019

Clariant: 2018 sees increase in sales, profitability and operating cash flow

Sales increased by 5 % in local currency to CHF 6.623 billionEBITDA before exceptional items improved by 5 % in Swiss francs, exceeding CHF 1 billionEBITDA margin before exceptional items expanded to 15.4 %Net income climbed by...

12. February 2019

EU - Heiko Lickfett elected Secretary General of CAEF

Heiko Lickfett succeeds Max Schumacher as Secretary General of CAEF The European Foundry Association as of 01.01.2019. The CAEF is the umbrella organisation of the national European foundry associations. The organisation, founded...

11. February 2019

GER - SHW High Precision Casting Technology GmbH in Königsbronn is expected to cease operations

SHW High Precision Casting Technology GmbH in Königsbronn is expected to cease operations. The provisional insolvency administrator Martin Mucha of the Stuttgart law firm GRUB BRUGGER informed the 162 employees today in a staff...

08. February 2019

GER - HC Druckguss GmbH faces insolvency proceedings

HC Druckguss GmbH is facing an uncertain future. The District Court of Hagen has opened a insolvency proceedings on the assets of the specialist for aluminum and zinc die-casting.

07. February 2019

Big issues important to small Brembo

Italian brake maker Brembo is small compared with brake giants such as Robert Bosch and Continental.

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