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22.03.2019

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Tools and Molds in the Die Casting Technology

The mold determines the contours of a die cast part and affects its properties. Moldmaking still has a huge development potential, particularly in view of using additive manufacturing processes.

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21.03.2019

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Complete Rocket Engine from the 3D Printer

ESA manufactured a complete rocket engine in a 3D printer. This engine has now been successfully tested by the DLR (German Aerospace Center). 3D printing could accelerate space travel enormously.

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20.03.2019

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Spiral Cooling Channel Provides E-Motor Housing with Additional Function

Together with prospective engineers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the service provider Parare has designed, adapted and manufactured an electric motor housing with integrated cooling channel.

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18.03.2019

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Environmental, economic and social sustainability in foundries

Foundries are one of the best examples of resource efficiency and sustainability. Because castings implement the recycling concept almost completely.

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18.03.2019

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Process-Integrated Blast Cleaning of Die Castings

A blasting concept was realised with parts lying flat on conveyor belts and being treated in a continuous process to eliminate the unavoidable manual suspension and removal tasks associated with hanger-type blast machines.

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15.03.2019

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Open-Pored Aluminum Foam for Vacuum Plates and Heat Exchangers

The Swiss company Exxentis AG will present the advantages of porous aluminum at Hannover Messe 2019.

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14.03.2019

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Emag Automation Becomes Emag Lasertec

Emag Automation is now Emag Lasertec. The new name is intended to describe the focus of work and the strategic orientation more accurately, as the specialists see outstanding market opportunities for their integrated laser production solutions, the company announced.

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13.03.2019

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Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability in Foundries

Foundries are one of the best examples of resource efficiency and sustainability. Because castings implement the recycling concept almost completely.

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12.03.2019

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Additive Manufacturing and Digitization are Changing the Die Casting Industry

Topics such as 3D printing, digital transformation and electromobility dominated the event Druckgusstag at the end of February in Schorndorf, Germany.

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11.03.2019

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Aluminum and Zinc Alloys

Aluminum may be the best choice when a corrosion resistant alloy is needed that can withstand high temperatures. What further advantages offer aluminum and zinc die casting alloys for corrosion resistance?

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08.03.2019

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USA: Why Dassault Systemes is Changing Solidworks World

The annual Event for 3D design has been renamed and from 2020 the 3D-Experience World will take over to address a wider range of potential users of 3D technology. CEO Gian Paolo Bassi explains the reasons why Dassault Systèmes took this decision.

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07.03.2019

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6 Reasons for CHINA DIECASTING and CHINA NONFERROUS 2019

Save the Date for this year's CHINA DIECASTING and CHINA NONFERROUS! With 36,900 sqm of exhibition space and more than 500 exhibitors, the trade fairs will take place in Shanghai from 17 to 19 July 2019.

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06.03.2019

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How E-Sports Motorcycle Energica Ego Has Gotten Its Motor Housing

Energica engineers and CRP Group employees worked together to redesign the motor housing for the Energica Ego e-sport motorcycle. In addition to the rotor and stator, the gearbox also had to be integrated.

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04.03.2019

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Product Design of Die Cast Structural Components with Simulation

Aluminum die casting is becoming increasingly important due to many new requirements such as electromobility. How can simulation support the structural component product development in a positive way?

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28.02.2019

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Die-Casted Household Appliances from South America

Stanley Black & Decker is now relying on a Bühler die casting solution in its brazilian plant. This new partnership, including Ecoline die casting cells and full support, is already boosting productivity and quality.

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28.02.2019

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What Are Automotive Suppliers? Basics, Ranking and Examples!

Who are the top automotive suppliers in Germany and which are the largest worldwide? Definition, examples, trends and industry knowledge — simply explained and at a glance!

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27.02.2019

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4 Challenges in Aluminum High Pressure Die Casting: Summary

This article series is dedicated to the changes and developments in the aluminum high pressure die casting industry. The summary shows clearly the most important conclucions and gives concrete recommendations for foundries.

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26.02.2019

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Bikeparts by Renishaw

The Atherton family now has bikes with Renishaw lugs. The additive manufacturing company uses its know-how to respond to feedback quickly and deliver quality products.

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25.02.2019

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Tool, Pattern and Mould Making in All Its Diversity

Moulding Expo 2019 is set to be an important event for tool, pattern and mould making. With five concurrent events, attendance is made all the more worthwhile.

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22.02.2019

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Trends in Aluminum Recycling

The International Aluminium Recycling Congress will take place in Colmar from 26 to 27 February 2019. Exclusively prior to the event, Magdalena Garczyńska, Director Recycling at European Aluminium, gave us insights into market developments and their impact on the industry.

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22.02.2019

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Industrial Shock Absorbers Protect Metal Sorting Plant from Damage

If metal drops on steel, even massive dropping funnels can be destroyed, because the impact on the overall design of a dross sorting plant was greater than previously assumed. Simple machine elements solved the problem quickly.

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21.02.2019

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Thread Forming Screws Require Matching Surfaces

Thread-forming screws are frequently used in lightweight construction. In order to ensure process reliability and reliable functionality in assembly, both the screw design and the exact specification of the surface system are essential.

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20.02.2019

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4 Challenges in Aluminum High Pressure Die Casting: Employees

This article series is dedicated to the changes and developments in the aluminum high pressure die casting industry. The fourth chapter deals with the recruitment of new employees and outlines the characteristics of new generations.

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19.02.2019

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Shotblast Resistant Laser Marking

Laserax launched its patent-pending shotblast resistant laser marking process that is a game changer for customers looking to achieve foolproof lean traceability.

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18.02.2019

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More Productive Milling of Thin-Walled Aluminum Components

Sandvik Coromant explains that thin-walled aluminum parts are frequently used in automobile production. For example, to make machining even more precise and economical, the tool manufacturer has developed a new face milling cutter.

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15.02.2019

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How Simulations Drastically Reduce the Development Time of Cars

The limits of computer-aided simulations are far from exhausted. At the Altair Technology Conference, the simulation specialist presented a variety of interesting applications with a focus on the automotive industry.

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14.02.2019

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New Tangential Cutter for Aluminum Castings

Sandvik Coromant promises burr-free initial machining (cubing) of cast aluminum surfaces in a single operation with the newly developed M5Q90 tangential milling cutter.

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13.02.2019

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4 Challenges in Aluminum High Pressure Die Casting: Technologies

This article series is dedicated to the changes and developments in the aluminum high pressure die casting industry. The third chapter deals with new technologies, as one of the four challenges, and productivity improvements.

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12.02.2019

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Rheinmetall Develops New Casting Process

The joint venture between Rheinmetall Automotive and China's HUAYU Automotive Systems has developed a production process that is particularly suitable for highly complex engine block geometries and electric motor housings.

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11.02.2019

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Optimising Additives in Foundries by Using Dose-By-Need

Data analysis can be an essential decision-making aid for foundries to control sand processes from estimate-based or experiential additive dosage to near accurate variable, dose-by-need additions for better casting outcomes.

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08.02.2019

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Aluminum Structural Components for Sports Vehicles by Constellium

Constellium supplies aluminum structural components for new BMW X Model Sports Activity Vehicles as partner for more than 10 years from its plant in White, Georgia.

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08.02.2019

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Mechanical Engineering Defends Number of New Orders

In November 2018, the German mechanical and plant engineering industry was able to maintain its order intake at the previous year's level.

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07.02.2019

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Laser Pro Fusion Technology as an Alternative to Injection Molding

EOS recently introduced the fast Laser Pro Fusion technology for additive manufacturing of plastic components. Up to 1 million diode lasers are used to replace injection molding.

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06.02.2019

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AMF Breaks the 50 Million Barrier

Andreas Maier GmbH & Co. KG (AMF) exceeds the €50 million revenue mark for the first time in 2018. The market leader thus creates a new sales record for clamping on the machine table.

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06.02.2019

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4 Challenges in Aluminum High Pressure Die Casting: Product Portfolio

This article series is dedicated to the changes and developments in the aluminum high pressure die casting industry. The second chapter deals with the product portfolio, as one of the four challenges, and its changes in die casting.

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05.02.2019

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What is Additive Manufacturing?

Additive manufacturing is becoming increasingly important. Foundries can also benefit from 3D printing. But how does it work and where is it used?

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01.02.2019

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VDI Symposium 2019: Investments, E-Mobility and Globalization

The panel discussion at the 10th VDI Symposium "Casting Technology in Engine Construction" took place according to the theme "Strategic Challenges of the Foundry Industry through Shifts in Value Chains in the Mobility Sector".

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30.01.2019

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4 Challenges in Aluminum High Pressure Die Casting: Internationalization

The article series is dedicated to the changes and developments in the aluminum high pressure die casting industry. The first chapter deals with "Internationalization", as one of the four challenges, and its impact on booming new growth markets.

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29.01.2019

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Development of New Aluminum Alloys for Additive Manufacturing

In order to be able to exploit the lightweight construction potential of aluminum in the aerospace industry, scientists from Bremen, are involved in a project to further develop aluminum alloys for additive manufacturing.

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28.01.2019

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ZF CEO Scheider: “Hybrid Technology Deserves Greater Attention”

Electric vehicles are second or third cars for wealthy people, criticizes ZF boss Wolf-Henning Scheider — and calls for a "people's hybrid". His company is investing three billion euros in better hybrid technology, 800 million euros of which at the "flagship location" Saarbrücken...

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