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Economics plus ecology

Two future-oriented companies combine their strengths

Hoher Zeit- und Kostendruck, komplexer werdende Gussteile, immer stärker vernetzte globale Märkte und die größte Aufgabe unserer Zeit: der nachhaltige…

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Coronavirus: Asiamold cancelled

Asiamold was scheduled to take place in Guangzhou from February 26-28, 2020, and has now been cancelled due to coronavirus. A new date for the fair…

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Fresh talent at Euroguss

At the Euroguss die casting industry trade fair, four young talents were honoured for their outstanding research work. Among them are two young…

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Moulding Material Testing

Electronically controlled moulding material testing This enables the integrated characterisation of a moulding material to assist with successful…

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Exhaust Air

Extraction system for die-casting machines Exhaust air filtration with air circulation system and heat recovery The die-casting process produces…

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Microstructure Tomography

Microstructure tomography Imaging method for the spatial description of complex microstructures 3D microstructure imaging using FIB (focused ion…

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Structural Examination

Optical microscope structural examination Successful structure contrasting is followed by the examination of the polished specimen under the…

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Structural Contrasting

Figure 3 shows that the matrix structure of the material being examined is however only discernible after contrasting in many cases. After a thorough…

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Specimen Preparation

Polished section preparation Metallic materials are opaque, i. e. they are impermeable for incoming visible light waves. Therefore a structural…

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3D Digitalisation

Efficient 3D digitalisation of a large casting using a laser scanner Laser scanners record large measuring volumes, meanwhile with sub-millimetre…

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Magnetic Particle Testing

Magnetic particle testing is a non-destructive material testing process for castings and workpieces made of ferromagnetic materials. The physical…

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Penetrant Test

Penetrant Test Dye penetrant test – capillary method Detection of surface cracks with the help of liquids that, due to the capillary effect,…

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Ultrasonic Testing

Process Ultrasonic testing is used to locate defects in components and determine the size of the defects. In castings for example these can include…

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Acoustic Material Testing

Included Topics: Acoustic testing methods Resonant testing Test setup for acoustic material testing Implementation example: Series testing…

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X-ray/CT

Radiographic testing with X-rays and gamma rays Standards DIN EN 13068: Radioscopic testing DIN EN ISO 19232: Image quality of radiographs DIN…

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Dynamic Strength Test

Included Topics: Standard for the dynamic fatigue test Dynamic fatigue test Stress ranges Fatigue strength terminology Testing procedure…

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Fracture Mechanics Test

Fracture mechanics For components with tearing or defects similar to cracks, fracture mechanics has developed criteria for how cracks grow under…

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Notched-Bar Impact Test

Included Topics: Select standards for impact bending testing Notched-bar impact test according to Charpy – arrangement of the specimen,…

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Mobile Hardness Testing

Ultrasonic contact impedance: new fields of application for mobile hardness testing Practical example of mobile UCI hardness testing in production…

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Hardness Test

Included Topics: Select standards for hardness testing Hardness test according to Brinell Hardness test according to Vickers Instrumented…

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Tensile Test

Included Topics: Selection of standard for tensile strength tests, tensile test specimens and tensile testing select cast materials Formula…

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Aluminium Casting Alloys

Included Topics: Influence of liquid metal treatment on the structure of the aluminium cast materials Influence of grain refinement treatment…

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Aluminium Cast Materials

Included Topics: Properties of aluminium cast materials Selection of physical values for aluminium alloys Designations according to DIN EN…

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Superalloys

Included Topics: Properties Important fields of application Effect of the important addition elements Hardening mechanisms for good creep…

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Malleable Cast Iron

Included Topics: Mechanical properties of whiteheart malleable cast iron according to DIN EN 1562 0.2 % yield strength depending on the…

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Special Cast Iron

Included Topics: Special cast iron with high silicon content, alloyed with molybdenum: SiMo Mechanical properties at room temperature and…

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Wear Resistant Cast Iron

Included Topics: Wear-resistant white cast iron Wear-resistant cast iron, chemical composition and Brinell hardness according to DIN EN 12513 …

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Austenitic Cast Iron

Included Topics: Austenitic cast iron Mechanical properties of austenitic cast iron – standard grades according to DIN EN 13835, 2012 (EN…

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Austempered Cast Iron

ADI cast iron ADI - Austempered Ductile Iron (heat-treated cast iron with nodular graphite, also austempered cast iron (DIN-EN 1564/ – formerly…

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Cast Iron with Vermicular Graphite

Included Topics: Select mechanical and physical properties of cast iron with vermicular graphite Processes for the production of cast iron…

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Cast Iron with Nodular Graphite

Included Topics: Properties Effect of addition elements on cast iron with nodular graphite Content of tramp elements and impurities in cast…

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Heat Treatment

Included Topics: Heat treatment of cast iron Carbide decomposition annealing Ferritizing Anneal softening Normalize annealing …

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Material Datasheets

Included Topics: Thermophysical properties of cast iron Material: Pure iron Material: G-X8CrNi12 Material: EN-GJL-150 (pearlitic) Materi…

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Cast Iron Fundamentals

Included Topics: Overview of ferrous materials Iron-carbon diagram Fundamentals of microstructure formation and alloying Solidification…

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World Production

Included Topics: World production of cast products Largest production quantities of countries by materials --- 1 Page

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Melting Metals

Included Topics: Charge material for aluminium melting plants Furnace types in aluminium industry melting plants --- 2 Pages

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Refractory Material

Refractory materials in cupola furnaces Specific requirements: Good processing characteristics for relining and repair work suitable for…

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Charge Make-Up and Treatment

Included Topics: Melting points and ranges, densities and cooling values for various metals and alloys Overview of Recarburizer for…

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Pouring and Measurement

Included Topics: Reference values for pouring temperatures Precious metal thermal elements Most common thermocouples --- 2 Pages

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Energy Consumption

Included Topics: Limiting performance for electric melting in the crucible furnace and reference values for energy consumption Total…

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Regeneration

Regeneration of resin bonded moulding materials Moulding material regeneration is the recovery of sands from cold resin bonded used moulding…

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Coating

Purpose of coating in mould and core making Improving the surface of the casting in regards to cleanliness, no adhesions and a smooth surface In…

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Lustrous Carbon Former

Included Topics: Comparison of various stable carbon carriers Comparison of lustrous carbon formers Effects of various moulding material…

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Volume, Mass, Density, Bulk Density

Volume, mass, density, bulk density – examination of common misunderstandings in plant planning and operation Dimensioning hoppers and silos for raw…

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Bentonite Bonded Moulding Material

Included Topics: Schematic representation of the moulding material cycle in moulding processes with clay bonded moulding materials Requirement…

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Organic Binders

Included Topics: PUR cold-box process Cold-Box systems Development of the cold-box binder systems --- 3 Pages

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Inorganic Binders

Included Topics: Silicate binders (systems) Salt binder (systems) Solidification of silicate binder systems through condensation (Sol-Gel…

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Binder Systems

Included Topics: Binder systems for moulding Binder systems for coremaking Binder systems: Examples of moulding material compositions and…

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Moulding Base Materials

Moulding material terminology Primary constituent for the production of moulding materials for lost moulds and cores: Moulding base material…

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Special Die Casting Processes

Thixocasting Special die casting process that utilises the thixotropic properties of partially liquid metal alloys. Suitable for aluminium and…

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Vacuum Process

Fundamentals of vacuum die casting Lowering the air pressure in the die casting mould – in the mould cavity and the shot sleeve – reduces the…

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Heating and Cooling the Moulds

Included Topics: Ratio Q/V of the supplied heat quantity Q and the volume V of the melt depending on the die casting alloy and demoulding…

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Demoulding Die Cast Parts

Included Topics: Relationship between demoulding force, compression stress and mould parting agents for castings made of the alloy AlSi8Cu3…

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Gating System

Included Topics: Optimal flow rate in the gate for various die casting alloys depending on the gate size Gas discharge rate wg from the mould…

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Process Parameters

Included Topics: Module for calculating the parameters of the die casting process in the die casting machine Effective range of the shot…

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Properties of Die Casting Alloys

Included Topics: An overview Mechanical properties of aluminium die casting alloys in the casting state at room temperature Mechanical…

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Electrochemical Machining

Electrochemical machining in tool and mould making Electrochemical machining is a manufacturing method that removes metal layers precisely to…

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Contactless Measuring Technology

Foundry technology meets measuring technology Contactless measuring technology opens up a broad field of application for prototypes, sample parts,…

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Draughts

Included Tables: Draughts for pattern Draughts for die casting (guiding values) Guiding values for cast bores --- 2 Pages

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Grades

Requirements and classifications Binding criteria Cast materials and their identification Mould and core fabrication methods Dimensional…

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Technical Terminology

Selection of technical terminology Pattern Moulding device for direct moulding of the mould cavity in a casting mould. The pattern is an…

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Controlling in the Foundry

Foundry controlling “The time of the simple financial controller is past, even in thefoundry. The controller of the future is a consultant, change…

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Heat Recovery

Measures for heat recovery during suction processes at foundries According to the state of the art, emissions escaping during working processes in…

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Occupational Safety

Included Topics: Geometric shapes Prohibition signs Safety signage according to DIN EN ISO 7010:2012-10 and ASR A 1.3:2013 Instruction…

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Surface Treatment and Coating

Surface treatment includes measures to improve the surface appearance, protect the surface or change the physical or functional characteristics of the…

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Lost Foam Casting Process

The technical development of the Lost Foam casting process makes it possible to fabricate even unusually complex castings today, which cannot be…

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Investment Casting

Included Topics: Select standards for investment casting comparison of standards and guidelines according Process sequence Materials for…

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Gravity Die Casting

Gravity die casting: Casting in metallic permanent moulds (lasting moulds) Gravity die casting (permanent mould) is different from sand casting…

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Feeding Technique

Included Topics: Development of feeding techniques for machine moulding Required feeder sizes; comparison of natural exothermic and…

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Moulding and Coremaking Process

Included Topics: Moulding by casting Classification of processes for mould and casting production Overview of the most important compaction…

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Casting Process Simulation

Casting process simulation is “modelling”, the representation of casting processes in simulation software. In the software, parameters for the process…