One year ago the motto for 2019 was: Sales up, profits down. For two years in a row, growth had slowed down. But compared to the current situation and the findings from the first half of 2020, times were rather rosy.
While German foundries were already struggling with a downturn, the corona crisis has further shaken the industry. The challenge now is to provide assistance and make concrete recommendations for action.
The ongoing corona pandemic is dominating the world and is not stopping at the foundry industry. We have surveyed the industry and identified current and upcoming challenges facing foundrymen, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers.
After years of continuous growth, the global economy has recently begun to shrink. Especially the automotive industry as the most important customer of the foundry industry is affected by this.
We made the reality check and asked 560 users from different industries. The evaluation of the results confirmed our theses, but also surprised us. We have summarized all results in a white paper for you.
In the fast-moving times of digitalization, it is often difficult to keep up with the times. Read now what other 7 trends the industry is focusing on this year.
The next industrial revolution will mark a huge leap in all technologies and sectors of the industry. In this dossier, you will find all relevant ETMM articles on the topic.
The Smart Factory is closely associated with Industry 4.0. But what makes a factory smart? And what are the pitfalls to be avoided when upgrading an existing facility? This and more can be read in the ETMM Smart Factory Dossier.
The automotive and supplier industry is currently in a very stormy period. Companies should recognize the first indicators and act promptly and consistently. But how can damage be avoided or minimized and what opportunities should be seized?
For a successful trade fair appearance today it is no longer enough to be "big and pompous". Particularly in the B2B sector, a well thought-out strategy, a coherent concept and lead management support trade fair success.
The year 2018 surprised with high growth rates and new record sales. However, there were also strong signs of a slowdown: many companies were confronted with declining margins.
RE100 companies have blazed a trail, but it's the next wave of corporates who need to start their journey if we are to reverse climate change. What are the opportunities? What are the barriers and how can they be overcome? What options are available?
Robotics is increasingly finding its way into automated assembly. Reason enough to summarize the most compelling articles of recent months on robotics in a dossier.
When developing new products, the design validation may cause high pressure. With a prototype, designers can transform virtual designs into physical, manageable parts.
In the fast moving times of digitalization it is often difficult to stay up to date. Read about the eight trends that the industry is facing.
A data analytically controlled cloud computing based software solution is to optimize green sand systems by predicting influences on the sand properties.
Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing and developing regions in the global manufacturing industry. Its main drivers are the demographic dividend and rising consumer power.
The worldwide aluminum foundry industry has been undergoing massive change for several years. Strong growth across the industry and significant changes in ownership have changed the industry dramatically.
Additive Manufacturing became a game changer in many industries. Especially for SMEs, however, high part cost are still the main restriction for further wide-spread adoption of this production technology.
This whitepaper contains: • Market review • Individuel, process-oriented solutions • Components without final surface treatment • Process parameters • Future trends
Current discussions do not predict a bright future for the car industry — the past financial year was nevertheless quite satisfying. New competition is also making things move.