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26.02.2020

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Five Challenges for the Die Casting Sector

Thanks to their inexpensive and efficient processes, companies offering die cast products are in a good position to gain new market share in the coming years. However, the journey is not an easy one - there are five challenges for companies to overcome.

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11.02.2020

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CEMAFON Members Increase Exports

Sales, market shares, export growth and declines: Between 2017 and 2018, the market of CEMAFON die casting and permanent mold machine manufacturers has seen some developments. Read in this article what exactly these trends look like.

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23.01.2020

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Prizes for Innovative Aluminum Die Castings

The winners of the International Aluminum Die Casting Award 2020 have been announced. In all, four castings were awarded prizes at EUROGUSS in Nuremberg, while two others received special commendations.

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08.01.2020

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Die Casting Industry: Quality Assurance and Traceability

Quality assurance and traceability are vital for die casting foundries. Numerous test methods are available in order that companies can control the extent to which their products meet the requirements of the customers. As requirements for die cast parts continue to grow, also the...

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31.12.2019

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Better Orientation for Robots

Turbotrack is designed to improve robot collaboration and accuracy. The system uses RFID tags to identify and locate objects in a three-dimensional space. The challenges are in the interaction of speed and accuracy.

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26.12.2019

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Supply Chain: Simulation Helps to Avoid Delivery Problems

The supply chains of the automotive industry are complex and therefore vulnerable. The software company Llamasoft wants to minimize risks by simulating all components in its supply chain management software.

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20.12.2019

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Flexibly Adaptable Lightweight Design

Handtmann has developed a three-module system for high-voltage battery housings that can be easily adapted to the architecture of electric vehicles: Profile composite, profile-cast composite and die cast composite.

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09.12.2019

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German Machine Tool Industry Recovers Slightly

While orders appear to have recovered slightly recently, the international climate is still problematic. All of this has led to a change in the production forecast for 2019.

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29.11.2019

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Die Cast Aluminum Coils for Efficient Electric Motors

Whether pedelecs, e-scooters or drones - all these forms of mobility use an electric motor to drive them. In order to make the motors more efficient, researchers at Fraunhofer IFAM have developed a casting process that can be used to produce lightweight windings from aluminum and...

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07.11.2019

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Die Casting Sector gets ready for Industry 4.0

After world trade in die casting and low-pressure die casting machinery declined in 2016 and 2017, exports increased by 6.5% in 2018. Due to increasing demands on die casting cells and the need for efficient information exchange, experts are working on a standardised open communi...

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04.11.2019

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Trends in Automotive Sector behind Die Casting Boom

Obstacles to approval under the WLPT standard, which substantially reduced call-off figures were typical problems, the German die casting industry had to face in 2018. New demands on alloy developments and process technologies promise opportunities for foundries.

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28.10.2019

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Ongoing Success Story for EUROGUSS

From 14th to 16th January 2020 the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg will once more become the meeting place for the die casting industry. In 2020 the international trade fair will offer the Die Casting Conference with a top quality lecture programme, special show...

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23.10.2019

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"The Die Casting Industry will be less affected by the final Decision in the UK"

The current economic turbulences prompted us to talk to José Javier Gonzalez of the Executive Secretariat of the World Foundry Organization (WFO) about the current economic situation. The focus was once again on the effects of a possible Brexit on all foundry nations.

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18.10.2019

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Mexico Remains the Most Important Gateway to the US Market

While some companies are watching global market changes with concern, there is more reason than ever to invest in manufacturing in Mexico.

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16.10.2019

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Die Casting is Dead, Long Live Die Casting

This may be a very strong sentence, but our point is that High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC) as we know it today is undergoing rapid changes in terms of technology, industrial structure and customer demands. As the changes are so big, we think it is in order to speak about a techno...

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14.10.2019

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KMA Participates in VDMA OPC UA Initiative

Industry 4.0 means the intelligent networking of people, machines and industrial processes, by peripheral devices communicating independently with die casting machines. The interface standard OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture) is intended to enable compreh...

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11.10.2019

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Solutions for Electric Motor Production

Gehring places its presence at this year's EMO Hannover under the motto “Technology Openness for reduced CO2 emissions and fuel consumption”

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09.10.2019

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Improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness via Vacuum Impregnation

As manufacturing equipment ages, the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) decreases. Companies who want to succeed in this landscape are identifying equipment investment opportunities to keep production moving and while producing a quality product.

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07.10.2019

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Sensor Data as a Basis for Industry 4.0

Precisely tailored sensor technology in production is a basic prerequisite for the implementation of Industry 4.0. It captures process data and the machine status and makes them available.

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03.10.2019

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The International Impact of Brexit on Foundries

Brexit is already making headlines on the global stage but what does this mean for the die casting sector across the world? We talked to experts from the industry in order to get a better perspective on the situation.

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02.10.2019

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"Southeast Asian Market shows a slowly but stable developing Character"

This year EUROGUSS Asia Pacific will again take place as part of Metal AP in Bangkok from 12 - 14th December 2019. The Project Manager Lindsay Bao tells us in an interview how the organisation is progressing and what awaits the visitor at the Thai fair.

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24.09.2019

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Complete Machining as an Investment in the Future

As batch sizes become smaller, product cycles shorter and components more complex, companies are increasingly opting for complete machining in one clamping.

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19.09.2019

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Mexico Loses Its Appeal as a Business Location

In June, the BMW Group opened the most innovative plant of their worldwide production sites in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. But the Mexican hub is suffering under US policy and is no longer as attractive as it used to be – especially suppliers are already feeling this development.

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18.09.2019

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The International Impact of Brexit on Foundries

Brexit is already making headlines on the global stage but what does this mean for the die casting sector across the world? We talked to experts from the industry in order to get a better perspective on the situation.

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11.09.2019

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EUROGUSS Seeks Emerging Talent

New alloys, digitization, additive production and electromobility are currently a major concern for the die casting industry. It is therefore not surprising that a lot of research is being done in these areas. The EUROGUSS Talent Award is intended to reward outstanding theses and...

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09.09.2019

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CHINA DIECASTING 2019 Enjoys Growth on All Fronts

With 15 % more visitors and 11 % more exhibitors, CHINA DIECASTING 2019 concluded three successful days on a completely positive note. The die casting trade fair attracted some 18,671 trade visitors who learned all about the latest trends and developments from the around 450 exhi...

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09.09.2019

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Trend Topics: 3D Printing and Resource Efficiency Dominate Bright World of Metals

2360 exhibitors, around 72,500 visitors from 118 countries - this is the summary of the trade fair organizers of Bright World of Metals, the trade fair for metallurgy and casting technology. These were the highlights.

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06.09.2019

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The Digital Twin in Aircraft Construction

The joint project "EITEC" was tasked with developing a concept for the large component assembly at Airbus that could increase the degree of automation and reduce lead time. Different digital twins were used for this purpose.

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04.09.2019

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New Congress to Support Production of More Efficient Castings

In order to promote professional exchange and to advance the optimization of cast components across the entire production process, the Fraunhofer Institute LBF organizes the interdisciplinary congress "InCeight Casting C8” for the first time. The event will take place ...

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03.09.2019

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Machine Tool Manufacturing Industry Needs to Hold its Ground

The order books are still full. But incoming orders have declined significantly. High time for companies to use the economic slowdown to adjust their strategic course.

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28.08.2019

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DGS China Further Invests in Lightweight Casting

Although aluminum automotive structural parts are still considered relatively new product lines in China, DGS China invested in an aluminum die casting plant from Norican, so that they can produce large and complex automotive parts for one of the most dynamic economic markets.

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26.08.2019

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Digital Twin in the Automobile Industry

The revolutionary ‘digital twin’ technology has changed the dynamics of the automotive industry. Right from designing to development of futuristic vehicles in the most efficient and cost effective method is now possible via this technology.

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22.08.2019

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Cooperation between KSM Castings Group and University of Hildesheim

For the students of the Foundation University of Hildesheim, local partner companies are of great importance to gain practical experience already during studies. This year, KSM Castings received the Partner Certificate during the 41. Meeting of the Working Group Information Techn...

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21.08.2019

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Transformation of the Foundry Industry

The foundry industry is undergoing an enormous transformation. A strongly volatile economic situation and increasing insolvencies are a major source of uncertainty for the industry. But what challenges will foundries face when and with what solutions can foundries prepare themsel...

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20.08.2019

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Much More Productive with PCD for Aluminum

Pressol Schmiergeräte GmbH manufactures machine pump housings and covers made of aluminum with special tools from Ingersoll. These tools are equipped with PKD cutting inserts. This reduces the machining time from 160 to only 7 seconds.

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16.08.2019

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The Top 100 Automotive Suppliers in 2018

2018 surprised with high growth rates and new record sales. However, there were also strong signs of a slowdown: Many automotive suppliers were confronted with declining margins.

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13.08.2019

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Perfect Technology with a Minimal Footprint for KSM Castings

The Hildesheim-based company KSM Castings Group is solving its cleaning requirements within the scope of a new order to produce throttle valves using a new Twister rotary indexing system.

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07.08.2019

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Using Simulation for the Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Measures in Aluminum Die Casting Plants

Energy efficiency measures in industry are more important than ever due to the energy transition and the global competitive situation. This applies in particular to energy-intensive foundries. Simulation-supported preliminary examinations offer melting and die casting companies t...

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06.08.2019

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"Takeovers are Booming and Inexpensive"

Jan Dannenberg and Tobias Keil of Beryl's Strategy Advisors talk about the transformation strategies of top suppliers, opportunities for weaker companies in the combustion sector and shifts in the ranking of the Global Top 100 Suppliers.

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02.08.2019

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Machine Learning Leads to More Productivity

Prescriptive Maintenance heralds a paradigm shift: Instead of merely predicting failures, recommendations can be drawn from it. Which conditions must be met? How does its implementation succeed?

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