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How virtual plants increase production efficiency

3D model simplifies planning, implementation, training and maintenance.How a simple 3D printed part can reduce nitrogen oxides. © Achenbach Buschhütten With the progressive digitalisation of production plants of all sizes and with a vast range of functions, the task now... Read more

Foundry › CASE STUDY: SOLVING SHRINKAGE ISSUES IN A HEAVY DUTY IRON CASTING

In this case, a globaly leading manufacturer of ductile iron castings for crittical machinery parts experienced leakage in housing elements. They specialise in elevator traction machinery, with parts weighing up to 10 tonnes. The problem was a shrinkage defect which... Read more

Steel › U.S. Steel to Cut Carbon Intensity by 20%

United States Steel Corp. plans to reduce greenhouse-gas-emissions intensity across its global footprint by 20%, as measured by the rate of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents emitted per ton of finished steel shipped, by 2030 based on 2018 baseline levels. This... Read more

Foundry › A reliable brand in uncertain times

To succeed in an increasingly competitive market, a worldwide network of supply and support is vital, but equally important is the ability to clearly and effectively communicate with customers, which is something world-leading brand Vesuvius/Foseco has worked tirelessly to perfect.... Read more

Foundry › GF Casting Solutions completes withdrawal from automotive iron casting business in Europe

As part of the strategic focusing of its portfolio, GF Casting Solutions, a division of GF, is divesting its iron foundry in Herzogenburg (Austria) to MRB FerCon GmbH. The transaction will have a negative one-off effect of CHF 10 million... Read more

Foundry › Global Foundry Review 2019 – changing down a gear for automotive suppliers

By far the greatest influencer for the global cast metals sector in the past year has been the continued crisis in the automotive industry. The scandal of dieselgate, the ‘drive’ towards lower emissions and electromobility and a general decline in... Read more

Foundry › Sales of German foundry machinery up by 17 per cent in 2018

In 2018, sales of the German foundry machinery manufacturers exceeded expectations, with growth of 17 per cent nominally, reaching a new record. However, domestic production failed to keep pace, falling by 14 per cent to €927 million*, reports VDMA Metallurgy,... Read more

Industry › We don’t need no education

Engineering UK’s 2018 state of the industry report recommended that the UK needs to fill 124,000 core engineering roles a year to meet demand. The best way to fill this skills gap is to improve education. But are we doing... Read more

Foundry › ALLOY DIE CASTING ANNOUNCES NEW INVESTMENT

Alloy Die Casting Co. (Buena Park, California), a provider of value-added manufacturing and supply-chain solutions for engineered metal components, announced an investment from PWP Growth Equity. In a news release, Alloy Die Casting said the investment “will enable the company... Read more

Foundry › Foundry Crisis in Germany?

ARE THE INCREASED FOUNDRY INSOLVENCIES OF THE PAST FEW WEEKS A COINCIDENCE? The news of bankruptcies in the German foundry industry are accumulating in recent weeks. For us at Foundry-Planet, a rather unpleasant topic to report about. So, what is... Read more

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