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As the world's leading supplier of core-making technology, Laempe Mössner Sinto will present its product portfolio at GIFA. Under the motto "Discover the true potential of modern core shop", the company from Barleben (Saxony-Anhalt) will focus on data transparency, digitization and overall efficiency this year. With state-of-the-art technology in the areas of core production, data analysis and visualization, as well as automatic visual inspection, Laempe Mössner Sinto demonstrates the...

Chemicals

ASK Chemicals presents its solutions for 3D sand printing at GIFA 2019 from 25 to 29 June 2019. The Hilden-based company's 3D binder technology combines print head compatibility, dimensional accuracy and productivity. 3D sand printing itself is not a novelty for foundries; though for a long time it has only been used for the production of prototypes and small series. Dr. Jens Muller, Global Head of R&D and Innovation at ASK Chemicals explains, “With the development of ever faster printers,...

Coremaking

The baseline situation: core production is subject to a large variety of influences Especially in core production, there are situations in which apparently identical conditions produce different core qualities. This sub-process in the complex foundry process is subject to a large variety of influences. The main difficulty is that some of these influencing factors are still unknown and some of the known variables can not be directly influenced. If the cause of the error is not obvious or known,...

Discharging, Decoring, Fettling, Finishing

Winoa, world leader in the steel abrasive industry and world leading service partner, enlisted DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), the international operations and safety management consulting firm, to increase safety awareness among its employees worldwide. From 20 to 24 May, all Winoa employees were challenged to keep safety top-of-mind by taking part in the company’s first Health & Safety Week. For this first edition, Winoa decided to focus on “incident investigation”, kicking the week...

Enviroment, Energy & Safety

Fata Aluminum experience on thermal regeneration of waste foundry sand started in 1982, both for sand bonded with organic resins and for green sand bonded with bentonite. At that time Fata Aluminum developed its own first thermal sand regeneration fluid bed furnace, and since then, Fata supplied more than 60 plants for organic resins and 10 plants for green sand process, with capacities from 1 to 25 t/h, to customers all over the world. All Fata Aluminum furnaces are based on the fluid bed...

Heat Treatment

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic (ATM) announces the promotion of Donald Gibeaut to “Manager Tubular Products.” Don has worked in the induction industry for over 36 years and has achieved great success in the pipe and tube markets.In his new position, Don will work with all ATM brands to promote and increase market share in the tubular industry including Heat Treat, Quench and Temper lines, Emmedi welders, coating systems and all other associated tubular processing products.Don has a background in...

It-Solutions

Software developed specifically for the cast metal industry Iron Foundry ERP Software    Steel Sand Foundry ERP SoftwareCentrifugal Casters ERP SoftwareAluminum Sand Foundry (Aluminium) ERP SoftwareDiecasting (Pressure Diecaster) ERP SoftwareGravity Diecasting (Permanent Molder) ERP SoftwarePrecision Moulder (Precision Molder) ERP SoftwareInvestment Casting ERP SoftwareLoss Wax & Lost Foam Casting ERP Software Say goodbye to spreadsheets and fragmented ageing systemsA fully...

Melting Shop

It is always good to have experts in your company who know their way around: in your case, with your equipment, your technology, and your production. With MyABP, we can move into your company, so our experts are always there when support is needed to ensure maximum availability of your plant and production.Naturally, MyABP performs like a well-behaved guest.  The system does not snoop around in your data, but only learns what you want it to learn.  MyABP understands the data...

Metals & Alloys

Metal consumer goods are the world record holders of the recycling economy. Refounding turns steel and aluminium scrap into high-quality secondary raw materials. Recycling has a positive impact on the environment and conserves natural raw material resources. The resource and energy efficient use of scrap in foundries and steel mills is a significant topic in metallurgical plant engineering. Exhibitors will present trends and developments at METEC and GIFA as well as NEWCAST and THERMPROCESS at...

Moulding

Foundry-Planet interview with GIFA and NEWCAST trade fair president Dipl.-Ing. Heinz Nelissen, Managing Director Vesuvius GmbH, Foseco Foundry Division, Borken.FP: Worldwide forecasts for the foundry industry until 2025 are moderate but positive, yet the industry faces interesting challenges.Especially in Western Europe and Germany, we had two good years of growth in the iron and steel foundries in 2017 and 2018, and the aluminum foundries are growing rather continuously. The challenges for the...

Patternmaking, mouldmaking and tooling & Rapid Prototyping, rapid tooling & 3D Printing

Thanks to its exceptional abrasion resistance, more than 100,000 replications can be produced with the polyurethane board RAKU® TOOL WB-1258. This was previously possible using either liquid systems with complex manufacturing processes with higher costs or high-priced metals like aluminum. With RAMPF’s cutting-edge foundry board material, core boxes and pattern plates are manufactured that facilitate the quick and easy production of models with outstanding abrasion resistance, dimensional...

Equipment, Plant Technology

After four years, the experts of the foundry industry will meet again at the trade fair in Düsseldorf from 25 June on. Kurtz will be taking part in Hall 16 with a 200 sqm stand and will also be celebrating over 35 years of high-tech casting machine construction. Low pressure die casting is a high priority at GIFA. The low pressure technology is also extremely important for Kurtz and plays a central role for Kurtz foundry machines’ business. One of the highlights at the Kurtz stand will be the...

Pouring, Gating, Feeding

TRIAD Z-189 is the latest addition to Foseco’s expanding range of monolithic refractory linings for cupola melting.This innovative lining material is based on white fused alumina with additions of silicon carbide and carbon offers has been specifically formulated to cope with the most demanding applications in cupola furnace melting and offers significant advantages over alternative lining materials.+ The cement free lining is resistant to slag erosion, and campaign life is increased as a...

Pressure Die Casting Equipment

Düsseldorf, June 19, 2019 -Loramendi, voxeljet and ASK Chemicals have taken a major step to reinvent the manufacturing landscape by developing the world’s first fully automated 3D printed core production solution. The technology called Industrialization of Core Printing (ICP) allows automated production of highly complex sand cores for casting processes. By harnessing the flexibility of additive manufacturing, ICP eliminates design limitations of conventional tooling and is capable of matching...

Process Control Technology

Creaform, a world leader in automated and portable 3D metrology solutions, is focusing on automated quality control at this year’s Hannover Messe, which is getting more and more important in the manufacturing industry and Industry 4.0. Today more than ever, it is necessary to be able to carry out dimensional controls within the production cycle with automated measuring technology solutions next to or on the production line. The industry of tomorrow is moving toward automated quality control....

Refractories

At the Foseco booth, visitors will discover new, innovative solutions for iron, steel and non ferrous foundries. We look forward to seeing you on our stand in Hall 12 Stand no. 12A01. Feeding Systems for Iron and Steel FoundriesThe application of feeder sleeves is a major factor in reducing metal remelt and fettling costs in foundry customers. By working in close partnership with foundries, Foseco continues to deliver tailored solutions for specific applications and develop new process...

Sand & Binders

Thinking outside the box is worthwhile. EIRICH mixers are increasingly being fitted with torque motors for good reasons: They consume significantly less energy than conventional asynchronous motors. Torque motors also cause lower operating costs and run at significantly lower noise levels. Does an EIRICH mixer with torque drive also pay off for customers in the foundry industry? Johannes Oswald and Wolfgang Wörner have not the slightest doubt. When and why did the development of torque motors...

Service Provider

With regular maintenance, production facilities in foundries reach an average service life of 30 to 40 years. During this period, several generation changes have been made in the field of control and power technology, such as the use of PLC process control technology and converter technology.In times of increasing price pressure on foundries, it is important to exploit all potential for cost savings. As part of the modernization of switchgears, a large number of improvements can therefore be...

Simulation

Grevenbroich/Aachen, Germany, 1 May 2019 – GTP Schäfer, Europe’s leading producer of exothermic and insulating risers, and MAGMA, the world’s leading provider of software for the simulation and optimisation of casting processes, announce a new cooperation. Technical riser data of the GTP Schaefer product range is to be made available in MAGMASOFT®. MAGMASOFT® is a comprehensive and powerful simulation tool, that enables foundries to improve quality, optimise processes and reduce manufacturing...

Testing, measuring & Quality Control

Brake discs are safety-critical components – the automotive industry demands that they are practically 100% defect-free. It repeatedely happens that entire batches have to be withdrawn because the client has found one single defective part or small quality defects. The financial damage is enormous; reputation is damaged. There is only one way to avoid this: Automated inspection of the entire production. The complete surface as well as every single air vent in every brake disc must be fully...

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