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20. November 2018

15 years BMW Brilliance Automotive: BMW Group strengthens commitment to China

The BMW Group sets the course for the next chapter of its successful business development in China. With a long-term contract extension for the joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) and extensive investments for further...

19. November 2018

Germany 2030: 3,000 electric buses in 5 biggest cities

Five German cities, 3,000 electric buses on the road

16. November 2018

King-size 3-D printer unveiled at Denison Industries

Denison Industries recently expanded its main foundry. The expansion is home to a huge new 3-D printer.

15. November 2018

GE Additive outlines software strategy and industry partnerships

Reducing costly iterations to build better parts faster

14. November 2018

Tribological progress on today's commercial vehicle pistons

In the wake of legislation and a generally sharper environmental awareness, there is worldwide insistence on reducing fuel consumption and emissions not only for passenger cars but also especially for today's economically...

13. November 2018

Investigating Lightweight 3D Printed Structures for Sand Casting

3D printing is often used to produce molds for casting. In the case of sand molds, binder jetting is typically used; however, its high costs, due to expensive materials, need to be lowered, according to the authors of a study...

12. November 2018

CA - After 130 Years, NFE Manufacturing Keeps Eyes on the Future

As NFE Manufacturing Inc. celebrates a staggering 130 years in business, the company is staying future-focussed.NFE began as a steel foundry in 1888, but has grown to offer a diverse set of services including machining,...

09. November 2018

SA - Mitak's capacity, technology and local manufacture underpins the quality of its high chrome white iron mill liners

The Johannesburg-based company Mitak, which exhibited for the first time at this year’s Electra Mining 2018, ranks among the world's majors in terms of high chrome white iron (HCWI) foundries. Since its founding in 1973, the...

08. November 2018

UK - German manufacturer Schaeffler to close two UK factories because of Brexit

A manufacturing firm is to close two sites in the UK, with “uncertainty” surrounding Brexit given as one factor behind the decision. Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler said the sites in Plymouth and Llanelli, South...

08. November 2018

GF awarded record-high orders for the promising e-mobility market in China

GF Casting Solutions, a division of GF, will supply a large number of lightweight components for a new generation of electric vehicles in China. The new contracts amount to approx. CHF 370 million and have been placed by Chinese...

08. November 2018

USA - Microcosm of technological culture: a foundry closes in California

Every now and then, something happens that epitomizes an era. When the first railroad to cross the North American continent was completed with a gold spike, that single event symbolized not only a success for the railroad...

07. November 2018

UK - Magellan becomes Aeromet A20X foundry licensee

Magellan Aerospace and Aeromet International have announced that Magellan’s Haley, Ontario site has joined a global network of foundries licensed to manufacture cast parts using the advanced A20X aluminium alloy.Developed and...

06. November 2018

Fritz Hansberg - Company Update

FRITZ HANSBERG is pleased to announce that its Continuity Plan has been successfully accepted on October 31st. This has been a long process and your cooperation as this procedure is completed is appreciated.  The admission...

06. November 2018

UK - Rolls-Royce names veteran BMW exec as manufacturing boss

Rolls-Royce CArs named Johann Wolf, a veteran BMW Group executive, as director of manufacturing, effective November 1.Wolf succeeds Frank Ludwig, who takes charge of painted bodies at BMW's plant in Regensburg, Germany.Wolf...

05. November 2018

IN - Here’s how Sundaram-Clayton’s new foundry in Chennai will boost capacity expansion in the auto industry

There has been a massive boom in the automotive industry in India with the country emerging as one of the largest vehicle markets globally. The changing landscape is largely a result of the increasing disposable income, extended...

02. November 2018

GF Machining Solutions wins large orders for aero engine components

GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF, has won in North America a large number of new orders in the aerospace sector for a total value of approx. USD 100 million. These orders are to be delivered in the next four years,...

30. October 2018

GER - KUKA 3rd quarter 2018

KUKA reacts to changes in economic activity and increases focus on efficiency measures.

29. October 2018

ZF Acquires Stake in Engineering Services Provider ASAP

ZF buys 35 percent stake in ASAP Holding GmbH which has over 1,100 employees at 11 locations

23. October 2018

USA - 3D Systems Transforming Foundries with New 3D Printing Solution for Investment Casting Wax Patterns

- ProJet® MJP 2500 IC eliminates the cost and time of tooling and storage with 3D printed wax patterns that can be used seamlessly in existing foundry casting processes- Enables affordable design iterations and improved design...

22. October 2018

VinFast – a keystone element in the development of the Vietnamese auto industry.

Vietnam’s auto industry has suffered from rewards not being connected to production and the neglect of domestic suppliers. It is evident that while joint ventures have continually received financial support and incentives...

19. October 2018

Battery metals appear to be losing their spark as prices start to fall

Cobalt and lithium prices have surged as a rise in renewable energy has increased the need for battery storage solutions. However, the bubble may be about to burst for these metalsThe automotive industry is on the verge of an...

19. October 2018

Leasing solutions for German/European equipment

In Indonesia, purchasing departments are now more often requesting leasing solutions from their suppliers as an alternative to own bank financing.

18. October 2018

The Digitalisation of Automobility: The 10th International Suppliers Fair (IZB) Showcases the Innovations of the Supplier Industry

The specialist trade fair for automotive suppliers in Wolfsburg from 16th to 18th October - “Think Digital” as the main focus of the event - 838 exhibitors from 34 different countries

18. October 2018

VDMA: China and USA are heading in the wrong direction

The trade dispute between the world's two largest economic powers is increasingly affecting mechanical engineering industry in Germany. A new study by the VDMA shows that China remains an economic system characterised by...

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