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Future Developments of Lightweight Metals

Lightweight Metals are important factors for the automotive industry, aerospace and leisure industry. This article describes the future areas of application for non-ferrous metals and shows the advantages of their use.

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Automobile

Automotive Suppliers at a Turning Point

According to a recent Deloitte report, automotive suppliers are facing a turning point. Four out of five suppliers should be prepared to lose up to one third of their market shares.

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Aluminium

Global Aluminium Castings Market Professional Survey Report 2018

Aluminium is a very important material in the automotive industry especially regarding light metal construction. Aluminium castings are also increasingly used in new applications for example in the aerospace industry. That is why the aluminum casting market size is estimated to grow from USD 55.56 Billion in 2017 to USD 79.13 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.8% over the forecast.

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Technologies

Lightweight Production Process

Novel Lightweight Production Process Developed by Scientists from Hanover

Car manufacturing is developing more and more towards lightweight construction. Not all parts of a car can be made out of lightweight materials such as aluminium, making it necessary to combine materials with different properties. Researchers in Hanover now are developing a proccess in which bulk aluminium can be bonded with steel sheets already during forming.

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Simulation

Casting Process revolutionized by Click2Cast

Altair Engineering and Solid Thinking presented the new Click2Cast 2018 release as a world premiere at Euroguss, which took place in Nuremberg from January 16 to 18, 2018. Powerful geometry creation and modeling capabilities have been added to the software, allowing users to design and optimize the entire casting process on a single platform.

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ERP Software

10 ERP Trends to Bear in Mind in 2018

Digitization has arrived in medium-sized companies. Depending on how much companies deal with this topic, completely new priorities for ERP users are set to emerge this year.

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Industries

Areas of Application of Magnesium

Innovative Uses for Magnesium Die Castings

Magnesium die castings have an enormous field of application: Many different engineering disciplines benefit from the special material properties of this nonferrous metal.

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Lightweight

Lightweight Construction with Non-Ferrous Metals, Now and in the Future

We’ve come a long way since the Copper and Bronze Ages, and the many uses of non-ferrous metals permeate the world around us. With their light weight, non-magnetic characteristics, and a higher resistance to corrosion and rust than ferrous metals, they are found in anything from jewellery and electronic applications to construction and the automotive industry.

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