According to a survey by the German Foundry Industry (BDG), 57 % of the German companies surveyed fear supply bottlenecks for preliminary products, auxiliary materials and raw materials in the future. The industry's feedback: Many international companies are able to deliver, and to offer their services despite the corona crisis. Who else supplies? Get an overview here!
At EUROGUSS 2020 from 14 to 16 January 2020, Italpresse Gauss, StrikoWestofen and Wheelabrator will be presenting a seamless overall solution for aluminum die casting. The intended aim is to maximize productivity and quality while keeping costs and resources to a minimum.
Hattori Diecast has become the first Japanese company to order and install a StrikoMelter melting furnace from StrikoWestofen. The company produces automotive parts for major brands including Toyota and specialises in aluminum parts such as computer housings, air-bag sensors, sump valves, accumulators and cylinders.
The heart of every foundry is the melting furnace in which the metal is liquefied. These furnaces use different technologies to melt the material. The aim of every furnace, however, is to consume as little heat and fuel as possible.
This year EUROGUSS Asia Pacific will again take place as part of Metal AP in Bangkok from 12 - 14th December 2019. The Project Manager Lindsay Bao tells us in an interview how the organisation is progressing and what awaits the visitor at the Thai fair.
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.
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.
Westomat convinced the automotive and electronics parts producer Lenaal with reliable dosing technology, excellent service and a fast spare parts supply. So the foundry chose Westomat as the dosing furnace of choice.
The automotive industry is showing a strong trend towards electromobility. The use of light metal castings will also increase significantly with the market penetration of electric cars, claims Striko Westofen, manufacturer of thermal process technology for the light metal casting industry.