Fabio Boiocchi

Mobility, new drive technologies and market opportunities for die casting foundries

The technological change in the automotive industry away from the combustion engine and towards electrified and other alternative drives is also having an impact on the die casting industry. By die casting thin-walled…

State of the art of robotic welding

Automation is increasingly widespread in several sectors. Applications and the world of welding are not the exception. How widespread is it and what benefits does it bring? The market for robots is steadily…

Metal Forging Market Resurgent with Impetus from Automotive Industry, Says Fact.MR

Amidst the growing demand from automotive industry, metal forging market is set to witness a robust growth rate of more than 7%. Within the automotive sector demand is soaring for high-performance forged components for cars,…

IT security in production – A major challenge for machine manufacturers

Almost daily reports of hacker attacks are unnerving the public. According to the results of a Deutsche Telekom survey, nearly two thirds of German companies have fallen victim to hacking at least once….

Order bookings at the German machine tool industry disappointing in 2019

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the German machine tool industry’s order bookings fell by 20 per cent in comparison to the preceding year’s equivalent period. Domestic orders were down by 18 per…

Electric mobility and lightweight design – symbiosis or contradiction?

The year 2019 was marked by a weak global economy, trade disputes and a far-reaching structural change in the automotive industry. The mechanical engineering and supply industries are feeling the effects. Reduced CO2…

Economic and steel market outlook 2019-2020

Apparent steel consumption fell by 3.1% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019, a slight moderation compared to the drop recorded in the second quarter (-6.7%). The ongoing negative trend in steel demand…

EuroBLECH 2020 announces additional exhibition hall

New Hall 26 of Hanover exhibition grounds to host exhibitors of joining technology as well as surface and tool technology. The 26th edition of the International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, EuroBLECH 2020,…

Releasing, cooling and protecting

Release agents are of central significance in die casting technology. They affect the quality of the cast parts, the lifetime of the moulds and the length of the casting cycles. Release agents must…

Ensuring that only good parts are delivered

Quality assurance and traceability are vital for die casting foundries. Numerous test methods are available in order that companies can control the extent to which their products meet the requirements of the customers….

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