The case study of a wheel carrier shows that simulation as a design tool offers the potential to establish fast, flexible and cost-effective processes in product development. Thus, the casting industry could change significantly through the use of simulation.
E-mobility not only affects automobile manufacturers, but also has an impact on smaller suppliers. Dr. Jochen Kress of Mapal explains what changes a C parts supplier is facing and how the company intends to compensate for potential sales losses.
Until now, additive manufacturing has been expensive and too slow for series production of car components. Volkswagen, HP and GKN Powder Metallurgy want to change this within the next two to three years.
Die casting is an economic method for the manufacture of structural components in which foundries are confronted with numerous challenges. Modern manufacturing technologies and cooperation with other companies strengthen their competitiveness.
From 24 – 26 October 2018, EUROGUSS Mexico made its successful debut with numerous highlights at the Fundiexpo, Mexico's biggest foundry exhibition, in Guadalajara. Save the date for the next EUROGUSS Mexico in autumn 2020.
With 3D printed wax patterns that can be used seamlessly in existing foundry casting processes cost and time of tooling and storage are eliminated. Furthermore affordable design iterations and improved functionality for the resulting metal cast components are enabled.