Casting/Forging

  • thyssenkrupp crankshaft & connecting rod forging
    Article

    thyssenkrupp invests in advanced forging line

    2019-07-12T10:51:00Z

    Germany - thyssenkrupp will make front axles for trucks and crankshafts on the new forging line

  • Ovako Sweden 2
    Article

    Real clean steel

    2019-05-21T16:15:00Z

    With vehicle-makers and tier suppliers wanting greater performance from less material weight, Ovako’s engineering steels seem a good fit. Nick Holt visits its production facility at Hofors in Sweden to find out more

  • schuler_euroblech1
    Article

    Smartly pressed

    2019-01-03T13:54:00Z

    OEMs and suppliers are teaming up to design and construct a state-of-art press shops, duly networked for an industry 4.0 approach More on Stamping Ford Saarlouis Gestamp Constellium, Georgia Skoda Mlade Boleslav Arguably the main technological factor most commonly associated with ...

  • Chiron brake caliper
    Article

    Making metal add up

    2018-09-13T12:30:55Z

    Additively manufactured metal parts present a challenge for high-volume production but at the other end of the scale, engineers are successfully developing the process for specialist, low volume parts. Mike Farish reports All over the automotive industry companies are exploring the potential of additive techniques to make parts in polymers ...

  • AM VW Portugal
    Article

    From prototype to production

    2018-08-17T10:03:48Z

    The use of additive manufacturing technologies has now moved passed their initial application area of just ‘rapid prototyping’ While now seeing use in limited production roles, additive techniques are still being put to use in new and innovative ways as product development tools. One example is the Plastics 3D Printing ...

  • Magna and Cosma International Telford
    Article

    Magna opens aluminium casting facility

    2018-05-11T10:04:44Z

    UK - The supplier has opened a new aluminium casting facility in Telford, England, in order to provide structural castings to Jaguar Land Rover. The facility covers 225,000 sq.m and will employ around 300 people. "With this new aluminium casting facility, we have established a world-class centre of excellence to ...

  • 5-Laser cutting provides the highest level of precision for the shape and features of bumper beams. (Constellium White, GA)
    Article

    Aluminium allegiance

    2018-03-05T12:44:53Z

    Industry analysts are predicting a growth phase for aluminium content in the vehicle material mix. AMS reports on the new grades and applications that underpin this claim It’s boom time for automotive aluminium. Ford’s game-changing F-150 arguably cemented the lightweight metal’s position as the go-to alternative over steel for ...

  • Simufact weld simulation software
    Article

    Welding simulations for sheet metal structures

    2018-02-08T18:00:44Z

    Welding 7 is the latest version of Simufact’s software for the simulation of welding processes, which the company claims offers shorter processing times, more accurate results, and a more intuitive operational use. Functions include solid-shell elements, simplified calculation methods for resistance spot welding processes and the more flexible consideration of ...

  • Simufact LightHinge+Monitor_rot
    Article

    Success hinges on AM

    2018-01-09T13:51:24Z

    Simufact’s Michael Wohlmuth and Michael Tran describe LightHinge+, a co-engineering project that used the extended possibilities of additive production to develop a lightweight solution with fewer components and simpler assembly One of the main advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) is the near-unlimited freedom in design due to die-less production. This ...

  • gom-conf-2017_pres-clemson-abu-farha
    Article

    New aspects

    2017-11-23T12:07:41Z

    GOM’s 3D Metrology Conference continued the tradition of showcasing the latest in industrial 3D metrology, inspection and testing to automotive manufacturing professionals from around the world With more than 750 visitors from more than 50 countries, the GOM Conference proved again to be an established forum for experts in metrology, ...