New solutions for digitalisation – from digitalising the smelting process to optimising the casting parameters using Artificial Intelligence (AI) up to Foundry 4.0 are currently very acute issues at GIFA.
Iron and steel foundries, light and non-ferrous metal foundries, all have recognised the opportunities that come with digitalisation. The foundries have not put disruptive new business models on their agenda, but first of all improvements to the results of the entire casting process and an expansion of their services.
Sustainability issues, from saving energy to the efficient use of resources to decarbonisation are more and more coming into focus. With the help of sophisticated sensors and cloud computing supported by Artificial Intelligence (AI), waste can be reduced, output can be increased, energy costs lowered and carbon emissions reduced.