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Rainer Böke ♥ SPOTLIGHTMETAL

Rainer Böke

Geschäftsführer
Böke-IE GmbH & Co. KG

Apprenticeship as steel mould maker (Stahlformenbauer) at Honsel-Werke AG, Meschede

Studied foundry and materials engineering at the university of applied sciences Gießen-Friedberg

CADForm Engineering GmbH, Homberg/Ohm --- Development Engineer

Adam Opel AG, Rüsselsheim --- Development engineer Gas and Diesel Engines


since 1998:
CEO Böke-IE GmbH & Co. KG

Management consulting for the Casting Industry

Focus on:

- Analysis and optimization of parts regarding mould filling and solidification simulation with InspireCast.
- Analysis and optimization with regard to lightweight construction, material selection, heat treatment
- Analysis and optimization of die casting tools and deburring tools
- Extended service life of die casting tools
- Tool Management, Troubleschooting Die Casting Moulds, Supplier Management
- Process analysis and optimization of production processes
- Determination of the causes of scrap parts
- Improvement measures to reduce scrap parts
- Selection of new suppliers in the field of mould making and CNC machining
- Support for critical suppliers
- Auditing of new suppliers
- Price calculation of die cast parts
- Interim management

References: Automotive manufacturers and suppliers, equipment industry, die casting foundries, tool and mould makers, more than 30 years of experience, management experience of project teams up to 15 employees.

Experience in zinc, magnesium and aluminium die casting, e.g. engine blocks (4-cylinder, V6- and V8-cylinder), base plates, oil pans, transmission housings, valve plates for automatic transmissions, oil pump housings, structural parts such as doors, strut domes, dampers, supports, subframes

International experience USA, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe

Articles of the expert

Altair Engineering; gemeinfrei; ZF; Volkswagen; Dominsky; Fraunhofer LBF; Christoph Mack; ELOTECH Industrieelektronik GmbH; Brechmann Guss; Unsplash; Pixabay; NuernbergMesse / Frank Boxler; NürnbergMesse; Bühler Group; Marposs