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World Foundry Congress 2016

03 Nov 16
The event in Nagoya, Japan, from 21st to 25th May 2016, looks to disseminate information on the further development of casting engineering, bringing together researchers and engineers to deepen...

Diecasters confidently looking to the future

03 Nov 16
The majority of German diecasters increased their sales and production in 2014 and 2015 and are confident of being able to continue this trend in 2016, says the German foundry society - Bundesverband...

The first robot ever used to cast molten iron

03 Nov 16
When a completely new foundry for producing axle and engine components for cars and trucks came on stream for Georg Fischer AG at its long-established Mettmann plant, a safe and efficient technical...

Don’t be a passenger - drive development

03 Nov 16
With the recent boom in the automotive sector ‘fuelling’ an upturn for many foundries supplying this vital sector for the metal casting industry, Foundry Trade Journal editor Lynn Postle...

Better energy values, fewer charging operations

03 Nov 16
The first furnace from new company ZPF GmbH has proven its worth at Metallwerk Friedrich Deutsch where the foundry also operates one of the first ZPF furnaces built in 1993. Economical,...

A Molten Mission Impossible

03 Nov 16
A leading UK foundry has improved casting capability by over 30 per cent by significantly upgrading its melting facility without any loss of production. Such was the complexity of the project that it...

Shining brighter than ever

03 Nov 16
With 78,000 visitors from more than 120 countries the GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST 2015 shows in Düsseldorf in June were on a similar level in terms of attendance to that of previous...

CLP changes and new COMAH regulations

03 Nov 16
A new system for classifying and labelling chemicals came into force this spring, which sees some substances coming under COMAH for the first time. Neil Howe, senior legal author with online health...

US foundry halves production lead-time

03 Nov 16
A US foundry has reduced its production lead times by 50 per cent by instigating a paperless process management system. Stainless Foundry & Engineering Inc is based in Milwaukee and employs 260...

Growth – Innovation – Prosperity

03 Nov 16
Synchro ERP Ltd - the leading global provider of specific software systems to the metal casting industry celebrates its 40th anniversary. Barbara Nolan Collins, who has helped build the company into...

A recipe for success

03 Nov 16
A multi million pound investment in production facilities including a new sophisticated sand conditioning plant will improve casting quality and help satisfy a growing export demand to Europe and...

Adapting to survive in a global environment

03 Nov 16
The European foundry industry accounts for 15 per cent of the world’s casting production, second only to China on 43 per cent(1). With its deep rooted tradition for quality components and...

Brake disc production – is optimisation possible?

03 Nov 16
Michael Colditz, DISA, Germany; Seong-Heon Kang; Heung-Soo Kim, South Korea; Per Larsen, DISA, Denmark For copies of the figures and tables referred to in this text please view the full printed...

Resource optimisation and energy efficiency

03 Nov 16
GIFA – the 13th International Foundry Trade Fair will be presenting innovative solutions for the foundry industry from 16th to 21st June 2015. visit the Foundry Trade Journal stand at GIFA -...

Matching technology to sustain a future

03 Nov 16
One dilemma for a foundry supply company is how to meet customer expectations whilst developing equipment and solutions that can stretch boundaries and open up new options for potential clients. For...

Success for lightweight engine block

03 Nov 16
The flagship Component of the Year Award at the Cast Metals Industry Dinner in the UK went to Grainger & Worrall Ltd for the company’s engine block development for the Ford US pickup truck,...

Getting to the source of the matter

03 Nov 16
With what he calls a generation shift in the international foundry industry, Thomas Bloch of DISA Industries A/S has the challenge of developing business solutions to satisfy the current and future...