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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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25.01.2019

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Global Development of the Mechanical Engineering Industry

Europe, China, the USA and Japan are core markets for the mechanical engineering sector. MM International provides an in-depth insight into these dynamic markets in the midst of global policies such as Trump’s trade policy and the Brexit deal.

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22.01.2019

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Resource Efficiency and Environmental Protection in the Die Casting Industry

High energy costs, environmental impact and political targets are essential issues that lead die casting foundries to implement measures concerning resource efficiency and environmental protection.

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21.01.2019

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Alcoa: Non-Heat Treat HPDC Foundry Alloys for Car Body Structures

The new alloys enable parts to be used in their "as-cast" state, eliminating two costly process steps – heat treatment and straightening – while yielding required mechanical properties.

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18.01.2019

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High Flexibility with BvL Geyser High-Pressure Deburring

Individual process sequences in production require customised cleaning systems. Due to this, BvL Oberflächentechnik GmbH has developed a modular system concept for high-pressure cleaning, especially for deburring.

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18.01.2019

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Miratec TC Technology Shows Best Performance in Turbocharger Casting

Ask Chemicals has developed a zirconium-free coating technology with MIRATEC TC. As a result, users are less dependent on rising raw material prices and benefit from a product that is in no way inferior to the performance of zirconium coatings.

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16.01.2019

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Simulation of Machining Processes with Virtual CNC

Simulation systems of CNC functionalities by means of control models are widely used. When they reach their limits, simulations based on the real CNC core can provide help. But how are the required application data implemented in the simulation scenario?

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15.01.2019

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Markets for Steel and Aluminum Scrap

The resource and energy efficient use of scrap in foundries is an important topic in metallurgical plant construction. The latest trends will be presented at METEC and GIFA in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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15.01.2019

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Simultaneous machining of component ends

Parallel machining of the ends of shafts and axles shortens production time and increases competitiveness. With SSB-Maschinenbau, automated and cost-optimized production is possible.

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14.01.2019

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DLC Coated Components as a Must-Have in Modern Die and Mould Making

Moving components without hard carbon coating (diamond-like carbon, or DLC for short) can hardly be imagined in modern die and mould making. But what is so good about this coating? Through examples, Meusburger shows the clear advantages and uses of DLC coated standard components.

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11.01.2019

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The Future of Foundries is Aluminum

In order to meet the requirements of the growing world market for complex aluminum castings, aluminum-specific systems must interact harmoniously. Italpresse Gauss demonstrates the advantages of high-pressure and sand casting.

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04.01.2019

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Molds Produced in a 3D Metal Printer

Hard times for foundries: The boom of 3D metal printing is threatening their market shares for metal-cast components. They need to modernize their production processes.

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24.12.2018

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Simultaneous Machining of Component Ends

Parallel machining of the ends of shafts and axles shortens production time and increases competitiveness. With SSB-Maschinenbau, automated and cost-optimized production is possible.

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22.12.2018

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Simulation-based process for 3D printed metal components

EOS and Additive Works have set themselves the goal of improving additive metal-based manufacturing processes. The focus was on the simulation-based Amphyon process preparation software.

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20.12.2018

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Additively Manufactured Tools: Small and Fast

Mapal has been offering additive machining tools since 2014 and has now improved its hydraulic chucks for more precise and faster machining.

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19.12.2018

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How to Integrate Bionics in Lightweight Design?

For the development of a bionic product, VDI Guideline 2221 can be taken as the basis for a seven-step methodological procedure. Bionics is also relevant for die casters, especially in lightweight design.

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19.12.2018

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Andreas Müller Appointed new CEO at GF Corporation

Andreas Müller follows in Yves Serra's footsteps and will take over as the new CEO of Georg Fischer Corporation at the annual general meeting on 17 April.

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19.12.2018

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Simulation-Based Process for 3D Printed Metal Components

EOS and Additive Works have set themselves the goal of improving additive metal-based manufacturing processes. The focus was on the simulation-based Amphyon process preparation software.

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18.12.2018

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Constellium Provides Aluminum Solutions for Audi

Constellium produces components for its partner Audi to achieve its lightweighting, design and safety targets.

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17.12.2018

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Strategic Partnership: Mazak Germany and Orderfox.com

New machines from Yamazaki Mazak Germany can now be found in the CNC Marketplace at Orderfox.com Machine Exchange for new and used machines.

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14.12.2018

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Die Casting Meets 3D Printing

From die casting for mass production to individual production with additive manufacturing. Everything you need to know about the use of 3D printing.

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11.12.2018

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GF Machining Solutions for Aviation Sector

The aviation sector brings GF Machining Solutions several major orders in North America with a volume of around $ 100 million. Delivery of the metal parts begins in 2019 and will take four years.

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10.12.2018

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Smart Technologies Drive the Production of Tomorrow

EMO Hannover 2019, the world's leading trade fair for metalworking, will take place from 16 to 21 September and will be held under the motto "Smart technologies driving tomorrow's production!".

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07.12.2018

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Mercedes-Benz Replacement Parts from the 3D Printer

The portfolio of additive spare parts manufactured at Mercedes-Benz has been continuously expanded since 2016. Further 3D printed spare parts have passed the strict quality control and are now coming onto the market.

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06.12.2018

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3D Printing in Tool and Mould Making

Will 3D printing replace mass production in the near future? - No! But this can improve mold making processes and increase production efficiency.

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05.12.2018

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India: The Rise of Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles in India have opened ample business opportunities for automobile companies within the country and across the globe. Ahlam Rais brings you the latest insights of this trending market.

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