Nyrstar is in the midst of a tangible evolution and this is also noticeable at their site in Pelt. In recent months, the smelter perfected the quality of its zinc alloy, also known as zamak: a product found in cars, computers, hinges and clothing zips.
At Franken Guss, individualized sword grips for fencing were manufactured additively using selective laser melting. Since this process enables the production of very small batch sizes, additive manufacturing allows the company to open up new industries.
Gränges has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification with Provisional status for its casting and rolling operations at its Gränges Finspång AB plant in Sweden. The facility produces aluminum products since 1922.
Küttner Savelli S.r.l. recently changed its legal company name, coming back to the original one Savelli Technologies S.r.l. (SAVELLI for common use) due to the new corporate structure which sees the German partner Küttner Holding GmbH & Co. KG holding 50 % of its shares and the newly established Savelli Holding S.r.l. holding the other 50 % of shares.
Foundry-Skills is a new, free video wiki with foundry-specific short videos spread over more than 45 categories. The target audience includes apprentices, students, newcomers and career changers in the onboarding process, casting purchasers, design engineers, and instructors.
With lasting travel restrictions attending a practical training course keeps being difficult. Nevertheless, foundries might need to train somebody on a new equipment or wish for an introduction to die casting for someone who is new to the industry. Taking a look at the new Bühler web education format is worthwhile. Many of the known Bühler trainings are now available in webinar format.
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.