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Forging Opportunity in 2021

Taking care of any necessary forging equipment repairs, rebuilds or remanufactures now ensures that forgers will be ready for the economic rebound in 2021. In the forging industry, the recent economic slump, disruption…

In the name of the jewel: between art and engineering

When innovation in design is combined with technological innovation, the approach must be engineering. From the choice of the production processes, to the evaluation of the reliability to succeed, to the verification of…

OEM or Rebuilder: operators face a key choice when repairing or rebuilding forging equipment

In an era where equipment is routinely rendered obsolete at an ever-increasing pace, forging equipment stands alone as machines built to work on a daily basis for decades – if not the better…

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…

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