Nyrstar is in the midst of a tangible evolution and this is also noticeable at their site in Pelt. In recent months, the smelter perfected the quality of its zinc alloy, also known as zamak: a product found in cars, computers, hinges and clothing zips.
At Franken Guss, individualized sword grips for fencing were manufactured additively using selective laser melting. Since this process enables the production of very small batch sizes, additive manufacturing allows the company to open up new industries.
Gränges has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification with Provisional status for its casting and rolling operations at its Gränges Finspång AB plant in Sweden. The facility produces aluminum products since 1922.
Küttner Savelli S.r.l. recently changed its legal company name, coming back to the original one Savelli Technologies S.r.l. (SAVELLI for common use) due to the new corporate structure which sees the German partner Küttner Holding GmbH & Co. KG holding 50 % of its shares and the newly established Savelli Holding S.r.l. holding the other 50 % of shares.
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Innovative technologies for processing light metal alloys have undergone enormous development in recent years. These include rheocasting - a special casting process in which liquid aluminium is cooled and stirred until it reaches semi solid. SAG is the only manufacturer in the world to use this innovative foundry process to manufacture components such as safety cab suspensions for trucks or air reservoirs for the automotive industry. The demand for these lightweight and particularly robust components is rising strongly, and production capacities at SAG's Lend site have recently been greatly expanded thanks to strong demand from the passenger car industry and producers of electro vehicles. A total of more than EUR 5 million has been invested in the expansion of the rheocasting facilities in recent months.
A major order for lightweight car components worth more than EUR 21 million provides a top start to the new year. The customised parts made of special aluminium (https://www.sag.at/en/products/rheocasting/ ) produced in Lend/Austria by using a special rheocasting process perfected by SAG. The parts are increasingly in demand due to the trend towards e-mobility and the need to reduce weight of vehicles. Because less weight means more range.