To ensure that a component remains reliably identifiable and traceable over its entire life cycle, the Fraunhofer IFAM has developed a technology for all common casting processes for direct casting of metallic QR codes. They are invisible on the component surface, cannot be damaged and remain digitally readable throughout the life cycle of the component.
Whether pedelecs, e-scooters or drones - all these forms of mobility use an electric motor to drive them. In order to make the motors more efficient, researchers at Fraunhofer IFAM have developed a casting process that can be used to produce lightweight windings from aluminum and a higher groove filling factor.
The foundry industry has been turned upside down more than ever before by the Corona pandemic. Can the massive challenges be overcome and if so, how? The industry experts Prof. Dr. Sven Roeren and Johannes Messer provide relevant insights and point out an initial scale for the German foundry industry.
The lost foam technique offers numerous advantages in the production of castings. The book "Lost Foam Inside", published by Lost Foam Council e. V. (LFC), provides users and newcomers with practical experience and in-depth insights into the process.
Established companies rarely seek new growth through new services. It is precisely here that traditional companies and start-ups can successfully learn from each other, as examples from the metal industry show convincingly.
The Lost Foam casting process is based on the American full-mold casting process, which has been known since the 1950s. This approach made it possible to produce complex components suitable for mass production in one processing step.