Porsche, its management and IT consulting subsidiary MHP and the insurance group Munich Re have founded the so-called FlexFactory in order to make small series of all kinds of different products in the manufacturing industry more flexible and cost-effective in the future.
Today, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has opened the European Conference on Batteries, an event taking place within the framework of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. The focus of the event is on the two Important Projects of Common European Interest in the field of batteries.
Bühler Die Casting presented the latest additions to their die casting portfolio – the new Carat 560 and Carat 610 with locking forces of up to 61,000 kN. Additionally, Bühler announced the Carat 840 – with a locking force of 84,000 kN.
An internationally operating maker of premium automobiles has awarded Hasco KSPG Nonferrous Components, a joint venture of Rheinmetall Automotive AG, a major order for electromotor housings. Designed for a water-cooled synchronous motor with four different performance levels, they will be installed in the OEM’s entire fleet of electric vehicles.
The Forum Gießerei-Industrie had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To shorten the time until the event in June 2021, we organized an exciting discussion round in which German industry experts of foundrymen and machine manufacturers sent a clear message to politicians and pleaded for a joint fight against the crisis.
Martinrea International Inc. announced Megan Hunter, Executive Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain Operations, as an award recipient of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News.
We take responsibility! Therefore the Forum Gießerei-Industrie has been postponed from November 04-05, 2020 to June 14-15, 2021. The reason for this is the current development of the corona pandemic at the event location Würzburg, Germany.
Blackstone Resources AG is pleased to announce that it has achieved a series of important milestones for its proprietary 3D printing technology to print lithium ion solid-state batteries. Following the conclusion of an extensive development contract with the German Fraunhofer Institute, the first prototypes for printed battery cells will be tested in Q1 2021.
During metal processing in the 3D laser printer, more than 2,500 °C are reached within milliseconds, causing some components of the alloys to evaporate. Empa researchers are now using the effect to create new alloys with novel properties and embed them in 3D-printed metallic work pieces with micrometer precision.
Whether pedelecs, e-scooters or drones - all these forms of mobility use an electric motor to drive them. In order to make the motors more efficient, researchers at Fraunhofer IFAM have developed a casting process that can be used to produce lightweight windings from aluminum and a higher groove filling factor.