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Environmental standards for the Chinese market

Because of its air pollution, Chinese Government has initiated various measures designed to advance environmental protection. Many foundries are affected by the new regulations too – but not the customers of StrikoWestofen Asia (Taicang). This…

Optimism of Columbus Castings

After recent turmoil, optimism reigns at Columbus Casting, which is going to add 550 jobs. This would bring the head count to about 1,100, part of a plan to expand product lines and meet…

5th metals trading risks 2015 summit

Irn recently hosted the 5th edition of the metals trading risks summit on 10th-11th june at the hôtel royal in Geneva. Expert speakers from trading companies and metals producers and consumers gathered in…

Better times for casting in the UK

Following an hard year, Castings engineering group is now experiencing higher production volumes: in its annual results statement, the Brownhills company said its foundry business had seen an 8.5% decline in output due…

How iron feels the heat

As you heat up a piece of iron, the arrangement of the iron atoms changes several times before melting. This unusual behavior is one reason why steel, in which iron plays a starring…

Heraeus presents new QuiK-Lab system

Heraeus presents its new QuiK-Lab system, which consists of a high-end spectrometer with an automated calibration and a sublance sensor. Apart from bath temperature, the sensor can also register liquidus temperature or oxygen content of…

A new steel foundry in EAU

Following an agreement signed with Advanced Manufacturing Solutions (AMS), Abu Dhabi Ports is going to build a steel foundry producing automotive parts in the United Arab Emirate. Products such as brake discs and brake calipers will be…

New series of dosing machines by StrikoWestofen

StrikoWestofen presented a completely redesigned series of dosing furnaces designed to reduce costs, save resources and make work easier. For years now, the worldwide manufacturer of thermal process  technology for light metal casting…

Abu Dhabi ports builds a steel foundry

Following a Musataha agreement with Advanced Manufacturing Solutions LLC (AMS), a subsidiary of the FourWinds Group of Companies, Abu Dhabi Ports is is going to build a steel foundry at Khalifa Port’s Industrial…

The course of a new era in die casting

E-mobility, hybrid components, lightweight construction, environmental sustainability and many more other long-term trends will change the future of foundries. Increasingly complex casting geometries and rising raw material prices are also major current issues…

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