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In car manufacturing, the lightweight construction concepts of the future would be unthinkable without aluminium. Organized by GDA, the EAC which was held at the end of November 2013 was the meeting-place of the year for lightweight construction experts from the global automotive and aluminium industry.
Optimism is growing again in the German aluminium industry. Production in many sectors grew in the first half of 2013 and the positive trend continued in the third quarter. Production of raw aluminium and aluminium semis increased, although there were slight falls in the quantities produced by foundries and processors.
Bowers Manufacturing Company in Portage, Michigan, USA was taken over by Erbslöh as of 1 November 2013. Erbslöh is a company with long tradition. It is located in Velbert, Germany and belongs to the WKW automotive group. In future the new production facilities will supply extruded products to their own automotive plant in Alabama and the American market.
In cylinder crankcases made of aluminium the structure of the cylinder bore surfaces made of cast or shrink-fit grey iron bushes is state-of-the-art. MAPAL develops special tools for this new technology in engine production.
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Aluminium is enjoying growing popularity in the field of mould and die making. It is being increasingly used for higher stressed tooling for series production thanks to newly developed alloys and coatings. Mould makers and material suppliers report here about their experiences – and offer some useful practical tips.
Machining processes are used to produce final-shape components that are ready to install; the starting material can be a cast or forged blank or a semi-finished product, for example a length of bar or a shape cut out of plate. One differentiates between five technologies to machine components: turning, milling, sawing, drilling and grinding.
It only seems like yesterday that the last chocolate Santas and Christmas tree decorations disappeared from the supermarket shelves, now their place has been taken by the first Easter bunnies hopping along with small chicks at their sides. Chocolate is always in season and colourfully wrapped hollow shapes are now available almost all the year round.
Chocolate is always in season. After all, only few ascetics can withstand such sweet seduction. The run-up to Christmas is, however, the peak season for the confectionery industry. Supermarket shelves are full of resplendently colourful chocolate Santas and nougat angels waiting for someone to tear off their colourful “costumes”. Most of these costumes are tailored in Hannoversch-Münden or Weiden, the haute-couture centres for clothing chocolate hollow shapes.