The Swedish premium car brand Volvo Cars has purchased two Carat 840 die-casting cells for its factory in Torslanda, Sweden. The Carat 840, along with Carat 920, Bühler’s largest die-casting solutions, were launched in 2021. These solutions have become very attractive for customers in the automotive industry .
Euroguss 2020 is fully booked and the die-casting industry is being presented on a larger scale than ever before. The trade fair has grown in terms of both square meters and number of exhibitors, and some 750 companies will be presenting their products and services to trade visitors. The primary focus is on the exchange of expert knowledge – at booths, in special exhibition areas and pavilions, and through the conference programme of the Die Casting Conference and the SpeakersCorner. Euroguss 2020 is also offering a high-calibre supporting programme that includes the “Additive Manufacturing” and “Surface Technology” Pavilions, the special show “Research for Knowledge” and the Euroguss Talent Award.
Rheinmetall Automotive AG, a first-tier automotive-industry supplier belonging to the Rheinmetall Group, is systematically expanding its activities to include new product categories outside the automotive industry. Through its Chinese joint venture Hasco KSPG Nonferrous Components Co., Ltd. (KPSNC), founded in 2001, the company has recently been awarded a contract to manufacture aluminum housings for the 5G network.
What are the new technologies in the die casting process? What are the trends in processes and materials? What's happening at the user end? These are the kinds of questions that will be addressed at the 20th Die Casting Congress, which takes place from 14-16 January 2020 parallel to the Euroguss trade fair in Nuremberg. The congress is co-organised by the VDD (Association of German Die Casting Foundries) and the BDG (Germany Foundry Association). It attracts representatives of die casting foundries, the associated supply industry, universities and institutes.
KS Huayu AluTech is producing its first all-aluminium four-cylinder diesel engine for a passenger car diesel engine series from a German carmaker. This is the transverse version of the engine series that is now in volume production.
Only about three months to go and the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg will again become the meeting place for the die-casting industry. For three days, from 14 to 16 January 2020, the international trade fair for die casting will again have plenty to offer. With about 700 exhibitors in four halls for the first time, the Die Casting Conference with a top-quality lecture programme, and the special shows “Research for Knowledge” and “Surface Technology”. Another first is the Additive Manufacturing pavilion and the Euroguss Talent Award, a prize for emerging talents.
The Shinhwa Group, a South Korean automotive parts manufacturer, plans to establish a manufacturing plant in Auburn, Alabama. The company has decided to invest USD42m and create 95 jobs in Auburn. Alabama is home to a rapidly growing automotive cluster that produces around 1m vehicles a year and provides an estimated 40,000 direct jobs at companies within the sector.
The demand for lightweight and particularly robust components is rising strongly. Production capacities at SAG’s Lend site have therefore been greatly expanded recently thanks to major orders from the automotive industry. A total of more than 3.6 million euros has been invested in the expansion of the rheocasting facilities in recent months.
Hazelett Corporation has been designing and manufacturing continuous casting machines for the global metal industries for 100 years. Hazelett technology is used in metal manufacturing processes worldwide to cast aluminium, copper, zinc and lead into metal strip and bar used to create countless products. Today, over 100 Hazelett twin-belt continuous casting machines are operating in 27 countries around the world. The latest casting machine will be shipped to JW Aluminum of Mt. Holly, South Carolina, in August this year.