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The Kuka Foundry robots feature heat, corrosion, alkali and acid resistant paintwork.

Robots Manufacture Products for Electric Mobility

Druckguss Westfalen relies on Kuka for the automation of 15 die casting systems as well as for the loading and unloading of six CNC machines. With these new processes the foundry is laying the foundation for production in the sense of Industry 4.0 and increased efficiency.

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The greatest advantage for the foundries is the transparency they gain when the data is available.
Interview with Norican Digital

“The Greatest Advantage for the Foundries is the Transparency Gained"

Established in 2017, Norican Digital develops digital technology solutions tailored to applications around the formation and enhancement of metallic parts. The company works with customers of DISA, Italpresse Gauss, StrikoWestofen and Wheelabrator, to help them leverage opportunities presented by the Industrial Internet of Things. At GIFA we talked to founders Rudi Riedel (President) and Dr. Dennis Janitza (VP Technology Development) about the impact of Industry 4.0 and its advantages for foundries.

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Parts for Daimler are already being manufactured in the new technology line at Premium Aerorec - like the holder for a truck diesel engine.
Additive Manufacturing

Pilot Project for Automated 3D Metal Printing Successfully Completed

The "NextGenAM" joint project has so far demonstrated great potential for spare parts and series production in terms of manufacturing costs. The aim is to develop a pilot plant for an automated additive manufacturing process. 3D printing is thus well on its way to further establishing itself as an additional production method in the automotive and aviation sectors.

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“La Bandita" is a Protytyp from Siemens and Hackrod, with an additively produced chassis.
3D Printed Visions

5 Trend-Setting Projects in Additive Manufacturing

Additive design and manufacturing processes are catalysts for technical innovations or even revolutions. The spread of additive manufacturing will have significant and disruptive effects on some industries. We have put together five cases that show where the journey might go.

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Daniel Küpper (right), Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group, Christoph Sieben, Project Leader, also at the Boston Consulting Group.
Interview with Boston Consulting Group

Vehicle Production of the Future: The Product Waits for the Worker

What will vehicle production look like in the future? The management consultancy firm Boston Consulting Group investigated the future of vehicle production in a study and a simulation - based on real production data. Daniel Küpper and Christoph Sieben explain the effects in this interview.

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Industry 4.0 is characterized by a rapid fusion of technologies that is successively dissolving the dividing line between the physical and virtual worlds.
Basic Knowledge

IoT Basics: What Does Industry 4.0 Mean?

Industry 4.0 - a term that has fallen more often in recent years than most other. At leading trade fairs such as the Hannover Messe, the topic has been playing a central role for a long time. But what does industry 4.0 actually mean? We explain the concept.

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