Foundry

How optical metrology can enhance the metalworking industry

The objective of the metalworking industry is to produce parts that meet their customers’ specifications and are within the required tolerances. To do so, raw castings are produced and, then, machined and validated….

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…

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….

Additive manufacturing technologies extend service range of die casting foundries

Additive Manufacturing technologies allow die casting foundries to open up new business opportunities and to develop additional technology competencies. The market for additive manufacturing is growing very fast and strongly worldwide in various…

Digitization in the die casting technology

Different digitization activities enable die casting foundries to make their working processes more efficient with respect to costs and productivity. Moreover, die casting foundries can exploit the obtained data and thus open up…

Bringing forging equipment online

Forgers weigh options such as repair, rebuild, remanufacture or new equipment when considering options to increase capacity When forging operations need to expand production to meet increased demand for existing parts or to…

Foundries’ interest in structural castings

The die-casting technical committee of AIM has promoted a study day on the theme of die-cast structural castings, precisely to provide some useful guidelines for their production. The event, held last november 9th,…

Getting melt into shape

A central issue regarding the die casting process is the mould. It determines the contours of a die cast part and affects its properties. Mouldmaking still has a huge development potential, particularly in…

Foundry Vs Additive comparison of performances and heat treatments for an Al-Si-Mg alloy

The Additive Manufacturing (AM) of aluminium alloys is facing a growing development mainly thanks to the optimization of the production process and of the quality of the powders used as raw material. this…

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