Overview: Specialist articles

Markets for Steel and Aluminium Scrap


The resource and energy efficient use of scrap in foundries and steel mills is a significant topic in metallurgical plant engineering. Exhibitors will present trends and developments at METEC and GIFA at the exhibition centre in Düsseldorf from June 25 to 29, 2019.
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Casting and steel


First-hand experience of the digital future no longer requires a visit to Silicon Valley. More and more companies are realising that within the quartet of technology trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST new and exciting topics are being addressed! “The Bright World of Metals” is focusing on digitalisation and Industry 4.0 in 2019.
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Additive manufacturing


Additive manufacturing is the key issue for production engineering in future. The foundry, steel and aluminium industries have also recognised the potential of 3D printing. For this reason, the trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS, NEWCAST 2019 are devoting a special show of its own to the subject of “additive manufacturing”.
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The fax and telephone era in the steel and metal trading business is coming to an end. The winners will be the traders who have been quick and purposeful in the digitisation of their processes. The development will lead to fully automatic steel supply via the Internet of things – with or without steel traders.
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Electromobility would not have a viable future without foundries and steel mills. Major components of the engine, powertrain and body of electric vehicles are made from steel or aluminium – either moulded or cast. Many of the presentations and discussions at GMTN – and particularly at GIFA – from 25. to 29. June 2019 will be focussing on the issues of electromobility and new drive concepts.
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Tremendous potential – environmental, economic and social sustainability in foundries


Foundries are one of the best examples of resource efficiency and sustainability. Because castings implement the recycling concept almost completely.
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Established companies and start-ups – stronger together: Digitisation is dematerialisation


Established 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.
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Innovation at GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS, NEWCAST: Full speed ahead on the data highway


Electric 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.
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