The German aluminum industry is posting subdued expectations during the first half of 2019. The trade conflict between the USA and China gives cause for concern, but the industry is on a solid growth path in the medium to long term.
Industry 4.0 means the intelligent networking of people, machines and industrial processes, by peripheral devices communicating independently with die casting machines. The interface standard OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture) is intended to enable comprehensive data exchange between products from different manufacturers.
The second quarter turned out to be a bad one for the automotive industry: The overall profit of the 16 largest automobile groups fell by 18 %. Only four of these 16 OEMs were able to increase their sales compared to the previous year.
Inocon GmbH is convinced that it is not always mandatory to resort to expensive stainless steel when durable standard elements need to withstand adverse conditions. Powder-coated aluminum does the trick too.
This year EUROGUSS Asia Pacific will again take place as part of Metal AP in Bangkok from 12 - 14th December 2019. The Project Manager Lindsay Bao tells us in an interview how the organisation is progressing and what awaits the visitor at the Thai fair.
Brexit is already making headlines on the global stage but what does this mean for the die casting sector across the world? We talked to experts from the industry in order to get a better perspective on the situation.