Rationalisation and the automation of production steps associated herewith is becoming an increasingly important factor for the long-term success of a company, especially in a global context. However, the investment casting process with its individual production parts in various shapes and sizes is a great challenge for this process. Why?
Through the targeted use of simulation software in the product development process, significant potential for improvement and savings can be realized - even before the component is manufactured. In this way, the actual component is optimized in advance in terms of process capability and cost structure.
Industry 4.0 is finding its way also into foundries. Topics such as digitalization and automation are increasingly determining the daily work routine in companies. The Blank Group therefore started the development of an automated casting process as a future project several years ago.
For nine months Dr. Wolfgang Blank and Hubert Deutsch have been managing directors of the BLANK-Group. During this time a lot has happened: In cooperation with employees from all areas the management team has developed a new strategy which prepares BLANK for future challenges and successfully leads it into the future.
Since 2003 the NEWCAST Awards have been awarded at every NEWCAST. In a celebratory ceremony Wolfram Diener, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, awarded the trophies to Impro International Ltd, DGH Sand Casting Corporate GmbH & Co. KG and Feinguss Blank GmbH.
Weight savings is essential in racing. The competitive advantage can be gained with the best, lightweight design. Every gram that can be saved on the racing car can make it faster and more agile. Victory or defeat can be determined by only one millisecond.