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19.04.2019

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Safe Coating of Metal Components

Cladding is increasingly used to coat metal components. The machines use expensive lasers and are similar to machine tools. The sliding door systems for operator protection are equipped with robust, maintenance-friendly linear guides.

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18.04.2019

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E-Mobility Needs Internal Combustion Know-How

For electric drive systems, automobile manufacturers need the internal combustion know-how of their suppliers, says Horst Binnig, head of Rheinmetall Automotive. This should have a positive effect on traditional companies.

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17.04.2019

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Shortage of Skilled Workers Thwarts Economy of Czech Republic

The Czech Republic's competitive advantages are dwindling. In a survey conducted by the German-Czech Chamber of Commerce, companies complain above all about the lack of skilled workers and vocational training, and about the rising wage costs. However, the country is still getting...

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17.04.2019

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The new Porsche 911 with more Die Cast Aluminum Components

The increased use of die cast aluminum components in the Porsche 911 Cabriolet enables more efficient production. This not only reduces the weight of the component, but also eliminates the need for relevant production steps.

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16.04.2019

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The Extended Arm of the Foundry Industry

“Time to market” has long become a major a competitive factor, also in the foundry industry. With the promise of accelerating the pace of innovation and optimizing foundry processes, Huettenes-Albertus opened the HA Center of Competence.

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15.04.2019

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How Lightweight Design Changes the Rules of the Game

Berlin, too, has understood it: Lightweight design opens up new technical possibilities. Undersecretary Werner Loscheider of the Federal Ministry of Economics called it a "gamechanger" at the 9th Landshut Lightweight Construction Colloquium.

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14.04.2019

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IoT Basics: What is Predictive Maintenance?

Predictive maintenance is one of the most tangible applications within Industry 4.0. It allows status data to be obtained from machines and proactive maintenance to be carried out on systems. This paper uses a definition and practical examples to explain how predictive maintenanc...

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12.04.2019

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Laserax Launches Inline Laser Marking and Laser Cleaning Solutions

Manufacturers of parts used in the automotive industry can rely on Laserax’s complete laser marking solutions to provide traceability to their customers.

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11.04.2019

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TRIMET Puts New Recycling Furnace Into Operation

The Gelsenkirchen recycling plant of TRIMET aluminum SE has put a new rotary furnace into operation for remelting aluminum scrap.

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10.04.2019

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Key EBITDA Levers in the HPDC Industry: Tool Management

The first part of the article series highlights the importance of tool management for EBITDA and shows approaches for a short-term, sustainable and significant improvement in results.

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09.04.2019

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CAD/CAM: Creating Machines and Products with Computer-Aided Techniques

How do computer-aided modelling and computer-aided manufacturing work? Read know everything you need to know about the basics of CAD/ CAM.

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09.04.2019

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What is Die Casting? Development, Processes and Materials in Die Casting

What is die casting and how has been progressing since the 19th century? This and many other basics such as the use of different processes and materials are explained in the following article.

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08.04.2019

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Head of Procurement Stark: Growing Strength of Chinese Suppliers

The new member of Daimlers Board of Management Wilko Stark intends to strengthen cooperation with the international supplier network. Above all, however, the Chinese partners have a new special role to play in future goals.

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07.04.2019

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Industrial development in the Czech Republic

Over 40 % of the Czech labour force is employed in the industrial sector. The largest sector is the automotive industry. Most of the produced components are exported abroad - an important turnover factor for the Czech Republic.

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05.04.2019

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Austria: Innovation Leader and Blockchain Capital

By 2020, Austria not only wants to be the innovation leader in Europe, but is also building the world's largest Blockchain innovation centre in Vienna. Learn more about the ambitious goals of the Austrians.

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05.04.2019

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New Technology for Foundries Cuts Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions

A research consortium consisting of the Fraunhofer IFF, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, promeos GmbH and Leichtmetallgiesserei Bad Langensalza has developed a new technology that enables light metal foundries to reduce their production-related energy costs by up to 60 % a...

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04.04.2019

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German Investments in Hungary

Investments by German companies in Eastern European countries such as Hungary are rising steadily. For example, the BMW Group expanded its production network in Debrecen.

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03.04.2019

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Industrial Development in the Czech Republic

Over 40% of the Czech labour force is employed in the industrial sector. The largest sector is the automotive industry. Most of the produced components are exported abroad - an important turnover factor for the Czech Republic.

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03.04.2019

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Hungary: Intelligent Rechargeable Battery for Vehicles

The intelligent rechargeable battery system called Smart Power Pack, developed by domestic owned Enterprise Group, made its debut at the Budapest Boat Show 2019.

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02.04.2019

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Lightweight Design - Economical Even in Small Series

Not only racing drivers can benefit from individual lightweight solutions. Sidrag AG has set itself the goal of closing the gap between the prototype workshop and mass production by manufacturing small and medium-sized batches.

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01.04.2019

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New Low-Formaldehyde System For Cold Box Production

ASK Chemicals presented a new binder-additive-coating system for compliance with formaldehyde limits, allowing emissions to be reduced by more than 70%.

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01.04.2019

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Industrial Progress in Poland

With its cast parts, the German foundry industry is a pioneer in Europe. Nevertheless, in recent years Poland has become an important trading partner for German machine manufacturers - thanks to continuous investments in the quality of their industrial basis.

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29.03.2019

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Polish Industry Needs Automation

Polish companies consider the automation and digitalization of production processes to be advantageous. Apart from the automotive industry, investments are still restrained.

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28.03.2019

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Electromobility: Definition, Vehicles and Future

Electric mobility put simply: What are its advantages and disadvantages, what are the laws the govern it and how do drive and energy storage systems work? All the basics at a glance!

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28.03.2019

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3D Printing Enables Tool-Free Assembly

Lauda does not need an automated 3D printing factory, finer surface structures or complex finishing processes. Additive manufacturing occupies a small but efficient niche at the company.

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27.03.2019

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Are You Overdosing or Underdosing?

Most "block" foundries are subject to sand mergers or burn-on problems. The specific causality of this defect continues to annoy most foundries in this casting area with an almost regular periodicity.

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26.03.2019

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Smart Development Methods Around Casting Production

At the 10th VDI symposium speakers presented new development methods and production approaches in engine construction. Among the speakers was also a representative of FEINGUSS BLANK GmbH.

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25.03.2019

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Poland: Good Results of the Automotive Industry

Even though Poland is yet to have its own car brand, the automotive industry is a very important part of the Polish industry which gives impetus to the whole Polish economy. The country is an important player in the European Union as a supplier of car parts, engines as well as ca...

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25.03.2019

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The Dos and Don'ts on the Way to Industry 4.0

The following recommendation outlines the "Dos" and "Don'ts" of an Industry 4.0 implementation in a company. These tips provide managers with a guideline to supports them in taking the right approach.

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22.03.2019

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Basic Knowledge of Die Casting Tools and Molds

The mold determines the contours of a die cast part and affects its properties. This article explains the basic principles of how the melt can be shaped.

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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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