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The aluminium industry’s key role in improving sustainability


The trend towards lighter weight and e-mobility as well as the expansion of renewable energy are important drivers of the demand for aluminium. According to Dennis Rheinsberg of IKB Deutsche Industriebank, further expansion of recycling capacities is necessary in order to meet aluminium requirements, improve the energy footprint and reduce carbon emissions.
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How cooperating with start-ups can give your business wings


Cooperation between long-established companies and start-ups is often tested in this industry. However, the advantages of these cooperations often aren’t immediately visible - why should valuable company knowledge be shared with external newcomers? Young companies supply valuable input and break loose from fixed patterns of thought to bring in new ideas.
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umati: How a machine language can make the smart factory possible


The new, open standard "umati" is meant to unify the communication of all machines
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These trends will accompany us in the new decade


In the next ten years the metal industry will change more than in any previous decade.
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The latest in the industry: This was The Bright World of Metals 2019!


This was The Bright World of Metals: 72,500 visitors from 118 countries and 2,360 exhibitors visited Düsseldorf in order to discuss metallurgy and casting technology in detail. Numerous contacts were made and contracts were concluded in all twelve exhibition halls. We would like to look back on #GMTN2019 and present the highlights of this trade fair quartet.
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