For the students of the Foundation University of Hildesheim, local partner companies are of great importance to gain practical experience already during studies. This year, KSM Castings received the Partner Certificate during the 41. Meeting of the Working Group Information Technology.
The foundry industry is undergoing an enormous transformation. A strongly volatile economic situation and increasing insolvencies are a major source of uncertainty for the industry. But what challenges will foundries face when and with what solutions can foundries prepare themselves?
Pressol Schmiergeräte GmbH manufactures machine pump housings and covers made of aluminum with special tools from Ingersoll. These tools are equipped with PKD cutting inserts. This reduces the machining time from 160 to only 7 seconds.
Energy efficiency measures in industry are more important than ever due to the energy transition and the global competitive situation. This applies in particular to energy-intensive foundries. Simulation-supported preliminary examinations offer melting and die casting companies the opportunity to assess in advance the effectiveness of possible measures to improve efficiency without influencing production.
Jan Dannenberg and Tobias Keil of Beryl's Strategy Advisors talk about the transformation strategies of top suppliers, opportunities for weaker companies in the combustion sector and shifts in the ranking of the Global Top 100 Suppliers.
Over the next six years, aluminum consumption is expected to rise to 120 million tonnes. Talking to Michael Colditz, Global Product Manager Horizontal and Non-Iron Solutions at DISA, we got exciting insights into the developments taking place to help support new and existing aluminum foundry customers.
Specifications are the constraints and requirements defined by a client's order on how to produce a specific product. In a simple and concise manner, it defines the functional requirements and performance values expected of a part. This information is essential to each of the foundry’s processes for the proper execution of the part and must be known before an order is executed.