The development and current situation of metal foundries worldwide
Nowadays, the casting fields are proceeding a great development, at
the same time, the
metal foundries also meet great challenges. So, all metal
foundries in every country should pay more attention to the
1. Increase the quality and dependability of the
metal castings; produce
superior quality castings which close to the terminal products.
2. Enhance environment protection, insist on continual development.
3. Decrease cost of production.
4. Short the period of delivery.
Going without saying that the first project is the most important,
if the metal foundries can not produce the superior products, the
other three projects are meaningless.
The characteristics of current casting technology
1. Wide use of information technology during casting production.
Nowadays, the information technology is used widely which includes
computers, network technology, conducting technology and artificial
intelligence and so on. They are changing the appearance of metal
casting production, in other words, the main characteristic of the
modern casting technology is mixing the traditional technology to
the information technology.
2. Casting pouring simulation is used more and more widely among
In order to increase the quality of casting products, many casting
manufacturers have preceded simulation study during casting
producing, such as Laempe Corporation in Germany, Honttinger
Corporation and Loramandi Corporation in Spain have applied three
dimensional simulation design.
3. The development of computers network technology changes the
management and running patterns of the casting foundries.
Take Ford Automobile Corporation in USA for example, they have used
computers to manage other metal foundries that located in Canada,
England and Australia, at the same time, it can solve technology
problems in any metal casting factory.