Although aluminum automotive structural parts are still considered relatively new product lines in China, DGS China invested in an aluminum die casting plant from Norican, so that they can produce large and complex automotive parts for one of the most dynamic economic markets.
Over the next six years, aluminum consumption is expected to rise to 120 million tonnes. Talking to Michael Colditz, Global Product Manager Horizontal and Non-Iron Solutions at DISA, we got exciting insights into the developments taking place to help support new and existing aluminum foundry customers.
Established in 2017, Norican Digital develops digital technology solutions tailored to applications around the formation and enhancement of metallic parts. The company works with customers of DISA, Italpresse Gauss, StrikoWestofen and Wheelabrator, to help them leverage opportunities presented by the Industrial Internet of Things. At GIFA we talked to founders Rudi Riedel (President) and Dr. Dennis Janitza (VP Technology Development) about the impact of Industry 4.0 and its advantages for foundries.
Together with new possibilities in blast simulation and new Wheelabrator aluminum machines, Norican will be demonstrating DISA's vision of zero-defect production at this year's GIFA. This goal is to be achieved with three new digitally controlled innovations.
In order to significantly increase productivity and prepare for the future of a rapidly growing aluminum market, the Brazilian industrial supplier Metalfino da Amazonia Ltda. in Manaus decided to set up melting capacities in-house.
At Norican, personnel changes are in the process: The long-standing managing director Robert E. Joyce, Jr., resigns from the company's top management in order to make way for new approaches. Anders Wilhjelm will take over the chairmanship as of April 2019.