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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...

An Ideal Solution to a Big Supply Problem

03 Nov 16
RSM Castings of Northampton (UK) is one of Europe’s leading shell moulding foundries, with production being more than one million castings a year for the automotive, hydraulic and engineering...

Environmental Management at Drezdenko, Poland

03 Nov 16
In today’s tough market, adhering to environmental legislation is an exacting business and one that is increasingly of interest to the public, the foundries and their clients, and the...

What a Difference a Month Makes

03 Nov 16
EMSCO engineers rebuild seriously damaged furnace in record time Picture the scene – an explosion in a melting bay which rips through the facility causing devastating damage to all three...

Arthur D. Little's Viewpoint on Energy Efficiency

03 Nov 16
There is a clear trend towards improved energy efficiency in industrial products and systems; driven more by market factors than by governmental intervention. Leading companies are setting energy...