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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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GF Casting Solutions Separates from Iron Casting Plants

The increasing relevance of lightweight design is having a significant impact on foundries. GF Casting Solutions reacts and already sells two European automotive iron foundries.

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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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05.12.2018

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Desktop Metal Enables Fastest Metal Printer of the World

The world's fastest metal printer delivers the lowest cost per part with 225 % larger build envelope and a 50 % print speed increase to 12,000 cm3/hour.

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04.12.2018

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ID chassis: E-Mobility for a large company

The veil has been lifted: In mid-September, Volkswagen (VW) presented the chassis of its new "ID" electric model family for the first time in Dresden – and provided deep insights in its platform strategy for electric cars.

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04.12.2018

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Aluminum Sand Casting

EnginSoft shows essential advantages of sand casting as one of the fastest and most cost-effective casting methods adopted in the production of metal prototypes.

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03.12.2018

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Aluminum heat treatment up to 520 °C

McKinsey predicts that the automotive industry will triple its aluminum consumption to 16.9 million tons by 2030. In lightweight construction, the properties can thus be specifically influenced.

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30.11.2018

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Best in Test: Lenaal Decides for Westomat

Westomat convinced the automotive and electronics parts producer Lenaal with reliable dosing technology, excellent service and a fast spare parts supply. So the foundry chose Westomat as the dosing furnace of choice.

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29.11.2018

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EMAG Acquires Share in Metal 3D Printing Pioneer

The EMAG Group is expanding its product portfolio to include additive manufacturing with metal materials in order to promote joint sales.

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28.11.2018

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Aluminum Heat Treatment up to 520 °C

McKinsey predicts that the automotive industry will triple its aluminum consumption to 16.9 million tons by 2030. In lightweight construction, the properties can thus be specifically influenced.

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27.11.2018

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BMW Group Makes Increasing Use of 3D Printing

Metal printing is the origin of additive manufacturing at BMW Group. Continuous development led to the production of one million printed components over the past 10 years.

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27.11.2018

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Exchanging ideas about lightweight design

On December 4 and 5, 2018, the affiliate portal Konstruktionspraxis will host the 3rd "Anwendertreff Leichtbau" in Würzburg, Germany, that focusses on new topics from lightweight design.

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26.11.2018

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ALUCAST 2018: Emerging Trends in Die Casting Technology

The International Conference and Exhibition on Die Casting Technology will be held at the India Expo Mart on 6 – 8 December 2018. The theme for the event is “Emerging Trends in Die Casting Technology”.

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23.11.2018

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Secure Joining of High-Strength Aluminum

Atlas Copco has developed a fully hollow self-pierce rivet. With the Henrob T-rivet (T = tubular), up to four layers of high-strength, low-deformability 6,000 mm aluminum alloys can be safely joined.

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23.11.2018

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GF receives record orders for e-mobility in China

GF Casting Solutions will supply a large number of lightweight components for a new generation of electric vehicles in China. The new contracts amount more than CHF 300 million.

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22.11.2018

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3D Printing Saves up to 75 % in Sand Casting Costs

Additive manufacturing brings time and cost saving advantages when compared to conventional manufacturing. Voxeljet explains 3D printing process in six steps and its key benefits.

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21.11.2018

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Record-breaking drag finisher achieves fantastic grinding results

For the development of a new helicopter model, Airbus had to machine large gear components. To this end, Rösler Oberflächentechnik designed a drag-finishing machine with automatic workpiece clamping and a manipulator for part handling.

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21.11.2018

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The New Digital Die Casting Services from Bühler

The new digital die casting services from Bühler Group are digital services for immediate assistance and enable faster and more individual support.

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21.11.2018

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Thermal Vision for High Pressure Die Casting Machine

Thermal Vision is an innovative technology for real time monitoring of the thermal map of a die surface for high pressure die cast processing of light alloys.

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20.11.2018

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Opportunities for die casting with structural components

Structural die casting components are increasingly popular for the automotive industry. Currently, they are proving their strengths above all with upper class cars such as the new Jaguar I-Pace, the BMW series 8 Coupé or the Mercedes-Benz C class. Foundries that want to take adva...

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20.11.2018

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The Impact of Autonomous Optimization on Foundries

MAGMA shows examples of developing the optimal gating and riser layout in combination with requiring the least amount of time and cost using the optimization tools of the casting process simulation software.

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20.11.2018

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Beam Enters Germany with Laser Deposition Welding

Beam presented its Modulo 250 at Formnext. The company wants to enter the German and Austrian markets with their DED process (Laser Deposition Welding).

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19.11.2018

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Challenges for Structural Castings Due to Globalization

Die casting is an economic method for the manufacture of structural components in which foundries are confronted with numerous challenges. Modern manufacturing technologies and cooperation with other companies strengthen their competitiveness.

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16.11.2018

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Nemak: Sales Growth with Structural Components

The automotive supplier Nemak supplies assemblies with high added value worth 50 million US dollars in annual sales.

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14.11.2018

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Record-Breaking Drag Finisher Achieves Perfect Grinding Results

For the development of a new helicopter model Airbus had to machine large gear components. To this end Rösler Oberflächentechnik designed a drag finishing machine with automatic workpiece clamping and manipulator for part handling.

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14.11.2018

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Ford with Trinckle for Design Automation of 3D Printing Tools

Ford uses additive production and assembly tools for several years. Since up to 50% of the respective costs are incurred for the creation of construction data, a cooperation with Trinckle is intended to automate the design process.

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13.11.2018

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GF Receives Record Orders for E-Mobility in China

GF Casting Solutions will supply a large number of lightweight components for a new generation of electric vehicles in China. The new contracts amount more than CHF 300 million.

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12.11.2018

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Successful Premiere for EUROGUSS Mexico

From 24 – 26 October 2018, EUROGUSS Mexico made its successful debut with numerous highlights at the Fundiexpo, Mexico's biggest foundry exhibition, in Guadalajara. Save the date for the next EUROGUSS Mexico in autumn 2020.

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09.11.2018

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Prima Power Enters Market for Additive Manufacturing

At the beginning of October, Prima Power hosted the first Innovation Day at its headquarters in Collegno (Italy). More than 160 guests from 20 countries followed the invitation.

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08.11.2018

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ID-Chassis: E-Mobility for a Large Company

The veil has been lifted: In mid-September, Volkswagen presented the chassis of its new "ID" electric model family for the first time in Dresden — and provided deep insights into its platform strategy for electric cars.

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08.11.2018

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Opportunities for Die Casting with Structural Components

Structural die casting components are increasingly popular for the automotive industry. Currently, they are proving their strengths above all with upper class cars such as the new Jaguar I-Pace, the BMW series 8 Coupé or the Mercedes-Benz C class. Foundries that want to take adva...

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06.11.2018

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An Abundance of Additive Manufacturing Solutions

New additive manufacturing innovations will be a key focus at the Stratasys booth at Formnext 2018.

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05.11.2018

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Exchanging Ideas About Lightweight Design

On December 4 and 5, 2018, the affiliate portal Konstruktionspraxis will host the 3rd "Anwendertreff Leichtbau" in Würzburg, Germany, that focusses on new topics from lightweight design.

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03.11.2018

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3D printing with aluminum

For the production of complex customised parts and small series manufacturing, 3D metal printing has already proven its worth. However, for large series, industrial 3D printing is required. Experts believe that aluminum is particularly suitable for this purpose.

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30.10.2018

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New 3D Printing Solution Changes Investment Casting Wax Patterns

With 3D printed wax patterns that can be used seamlessly in existing foundry casting processes cost and time of tooling and storage are eliminated. Furthermore affordable design iterations and improved functionality for the resulting metal cast components are enabled.

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29.10.2018

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Voxeljet accelerates all kinds of casting processes

Whether sand molds for metal casting or plastic melt-off models for investment casting — foundries benefit in both cases from the many advantages offered by additive 3D printing processes.

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