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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...

Shedding Light on Foundries

03 Nov 16
A European company has manufactured the world’s first LED lamp specifically designed for the harsh conditions in foundries. Foundry Trade Journal’s Lynn Postle met with Bostjan Bedene,...

Driving Global Automotive Demand - FESA Workshop

03 Nov 16
Foundry Workshop attracts top quality presentations A collapse in new car registrations suggests up to 30 per cent excess installed car manufacturing capacity in the EU, claimed Prof Peter Cooke...

New Diecasting Facility Provides End To End Solution

03 Nov 16
The first new purpose-built die casting foundry in the UK for more than a decade is being constructed to satisfy international demand and a proposed 100 per cent increase in UK business in the next...

Sector Starts New Year Optimistically

03 Nov 16
The EUROGUSS exhibition, held in Nüremburg (Germany) in January, showed growth in three areas, say the organisers. There was an increase of trade visitors to 11,187 (2012: 8,415), there were a...

Apprentices Benefit From Collaborative Approach

03 Nov 16
Collaboration has been the key for employers and apprentices on the Diploma in Casting being delivered by the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers in conjunction with a local college. The Diploma is...

Lift off for furan moulding plant

03 Nov 16
With an annual capacity of 20,000 tonnes and a manpower requirement of just ten workers, the latest moulding plant at one of Italy’s principal foundries provides a master-class in how to manage...

A Genuine Bargain or More Than You Bargained For?

03 Nov 16
The old adage, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true is relevant in all aspects of life. Let’s face it in times of austerity we’re all seeking a bargain. But...

We Have An App For That!

03 Nov 16
Imagine the scene - workers standing on the foundry floor manually writing by hand in their worst penmanship production and scrap composed of part numbers, quantities, process steps, and scrap...

Global solutions for Indian Foundries

03 Nov 16
In spite of the recent worldwide economic crisis, the Indian foundry market is continuously growing and the Italian foundry equipment supplier IMF confirms its market leadership. In the last few...

Industrial Robots – An Energy Saving Device

03 Nov 16
A market-leading industrial robot manufacturer has unveiled a new training facility in the UK and is wowing customers with its concept for the light-weight future of robotics. Here we look at the...

Making the Most of Currency Transfers

03 Nov 16
It is no secret that metal prices have been falling throughout 2013 as the ‘mining investment boom’, largely driven by China, abates. Whilst this has helped to reduce the cost of raw...