In a jointly funded project between Ford Motor and ExOne, developers have now developed and filed a patent for a process for fast and reliable binder-jet 3D printing and sintering of aluminum that shows properties comparable to die casting.
The second quarter turned out to be a bad one for the automotive industry: The overall profit of the 16 largest automobile groups fell by 18 %. Only four of these 16 OEMs were able to increase their sales compared to the previous year.
In order to meet the requirements of the growing world market for complex aluminum castings, aluminum-specific systems must interact harmoniously. Italpresse Gauss demonstrates the advantages of high-pressure and sand casting.