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Material and design: Especially, dynamically moving components can become made much lighter by using different concepts.
Lightweight Construction Highlights at ALUMINIUM

3D Printing with Aluminum

For the production of complex customized parts and small series manufacturing, 3D metal printing has already proved 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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What will the steel trade look like in future? Looking at the efforts of steel mills and suppliers, there is only one answer: digital.
Digital Trade

The Future of Metal Trading is Digital

The fax and telephone era in the metal trading business is coming to an end. The winners will be the traders who have been quick and purposeful in the digitisation of their processes. The development will lead to fully automatic supply via the Internet of Things.

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Technologies

The DLR's Safe Light Regional Vehicle (SLRV) is characterized by a very light and, at the same time, particularly safe body made of sandwich materials.
Lightweight Construction

DLR Tests Ultra-Light Commuter Car

The Safe Light Regional Vehicle is a concept developed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The body of the very light and electric commuter and shuttle car has already passed its first crash tests.

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A supplier of software presents a comprehensive toolbox of new capabilities for the optimization of casting designs, tooling layouts and robust production processes.
Press Release

Autonomous Engineering with MAGMASOFT® 5.4

With the new software version MAGMASOFT® 5.4 the company presents a comprehensive toolbox of new capabilities for the optimization of casting designs, tooling layouts and robust production processes.

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Engineering simulation must become a part of the toolbox for every engineer, every product and throughout the entire life cycle.
Simulation

Why Engineering Simulation is Becoming Increasingly Important

For tomorrow's products to become a reality, engineering simulation must become a tool for every engineer, every product throughout the entire life cycle. Without this evolution, the opportunities offered by industry 4.0 cannot be fully exploited. A plea for the use of simulation.

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More than 1 million Lego Technic parts, 13,438 working hours, 5.3 hp, 92 Nm and a top speed of almost 20 km/h: The Bugatti Chiron as original-sized Lego model.
Bugatti

Lego Instead of Die Casting?

Is Lego assuming the job of carmakers? If this was the case, this would also affect the die-casting sector. With the first Bugatti Chiron built entirely with Lego bricks, die casters must be well prepared.

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Industries

Jochen Kress: "We can solve the mechanical requirements of e-mobility with our own resources".
Interview with Jochen Kress

Mapal: "More Visible as a Process Partner”

E-mobility not only affects automobile manufacturers, but also has an impact on smaller suppliers. Dr. Jochen Kress of Mapal explains what changes a C parts supplier is facing and how the company intends to compensate for potential sales losses.

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Pilot plant put into operation: Premium Aerotec, Daimler and EOS have started a production system for series production with 3D printing.
Additive Manufacturing

"NextGenAM" Puts Pilot Plant into Operation

Premium Aerotec, Daimler and EOS launched the "NextGenAM" project a year ago. The aim was to develop the basics of a production system for series production with 3D printing technology.

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Andreas Bastian, Principal Research Scientist at Autodesk, holds the seat frame in his hands, which is based on a design developed generatively by a software algorithm in Autodesk Netfabb.
Additive Manufacturing

Lightweight Seat Frame Saves up to 550 kg

Autodesk has designed a generative lightweight seat frame for commercial planes that saves up to 550 kg per plane and thus fuel for millions of dollars. This is one of example how the casting sector benefits from this further development of additive manufacturing by the use of 3D printing.

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Wolfram Schroll; Autodesk; Bedrunka+Hirth; HP; Deposit Photos; Stefanie Michel; Simone Käfer; DLR; Mapal; MAGMA; Ansys; Lego; Godfrey & Wing Inc.; Pixabay; Godfrey & Wing; ; Reed Exhibition Deutschland; European Aluminium; Wolfram Scheible/Mapal; EOS; Constellium