08.02.2023Disrupted supply chains during the Covid pandemic and the dependencies on countries such as China have placed the issue of secure raw material supplies on the agenda.
06.12.2022Casting trends in the automotive industry will feature among the crucial focal themes of the world’s leading foundry trade fair GIFA held as part of the Bright World of Metals in Düsseldorf from 12 to 16 June 2023.
31.08.2022From ArcelorMittal to Thyssenkrupp: digitalisation has arrived in the steel industry – driven by the wish to improve the margins of existing business and increasingly by the challenges of decarbonisation. It is first and foremost improved earnings and extension of the service portfolio rather than disruptive new business models that feature on the agenda of steel mills.
31.08.2022From Zorc Technology to Tvarit: digitalisation has arrived in the foundry industry. While still standing in the shadow of their sibling sector, the steel industry, foundries have now also realised the potential of digital transformation – driven by the wish to improve the margins of existing business and increasingly by the challenges of decarbonisation.
30.06.2022Castings are indispensable to sustainable and climate-neutral manufacturing. There is no sector of industry that could do without cast components of iron, steel or NF-metals ranging from aluminium to zinc. For export sectors such as automotive and machine tool production the foundry industry is a key sector within their value chains.
13.04.2022CO2-free steel production can only be achieved by a technology shift from coking coal to green hydrogen and electricity from renewable energies. The first steel companies flag up promising ways to climate neutrality.
13.04.2022The world of metals has a special event in store for the coming year. The trade fair quartet of GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST 2023 – known as The Bright World of Metals – will bring together companies and equipment providers of the international steel and aluminium industry, foundries and metal working companies under the roof of Messe Düsseldorf from 12 to 16 June 2023.
06.05.2019Electric cars are picking up speed this year, and companies are increasingly turning into smart factories. Trends with which the metallurgy, heating technology and casting industry can also join the fast lane.
14.03.2019Established companies offer the greatest potential for digital transformation. However, traditional industrial companies are too focussed in the concentration of their digitisation strategy on optimisation of the processes used in their existing business.
17.01.2019Foundries are one of the best examples of resource efficiency and sustainability. Because castings implement the recycling concept almost completely.