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GKN Sinter Metals recognized for Design Excellence with two MPIF awards

GKN Sinter Metals recognized for Design Excellence with two MPIF awards

Award-winning technology: the GKN output pulley and the GKN planetary carrier assembly

GKN Sinter Metals has received two Grand Prize Design Excellence Awards from the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). The awards were in the Automotive Transmission category and the Automotive Chassis category.

The MPIF Design Excellence Awards recognize companies who use the flexibility of Powder Metallurgy (PM) materials to push new designs and concepts into a progressive industry. GKN accepted the awards at the annual PowderMet Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the Automotive Transmission category, GKN Sinter Metals‘ planetary carrier assembly for Ford Motor Company’s 10-speed transmission won the Grand Prize. The sinter-brazed copper-steel assembly is comprised of a cage and a flanged hub, and features a novel twist-lock geometry as a bearing retainer.

GKN’s copper-steel output pulley for Nidec Automotive Motor Americas won the Grand Prize in the Automotive Chassis category. The pulley includes a compacted, net-shape groove for an electric reclining mechanism in a mini-van rear seat application, significantly reducing cost.

MPIF recognized eight products across the industry at the conference for elite awards, and GKN is the only company in 2017 to win two Grand Prize awards. MPIF is an international federation with a mission to advance PM and particulate materials.

„GKN is pleased to receive two awards in 2017 and recognizes MPIF“s role in promoting the PM industry,“ said Alan Taylor, Vice President Lightweight Technology, GKN Sinter Metals. „The two winning parts detail the breadth of design opportunities when using PM and provided our customers exceptional value when compared to other metal working processes.“

About GKN Sinter Metals
GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s largest producer of precision powder metal products. With a focus on superior delivery, quality and total solutions, the company offers extensive technical expertise in design, testing and various process technologies. GKN Sinter Metals offers a full range of complex shapes and high strength products for automotive, industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s global footprint spans more than 13 countries across five continents. GKN Sinter Metals is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and approximately 7,000 employees.

About GKN plc
GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy, which operate in the aerospace and automotive markets. Over 58,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of 9.4 billion in the year to 31 December 2016.

Firmenkontakt
GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
Kayla Varicalli
Krebsöge 10
42477 Radevormwald
03603895980
kayla.varicalli@gkn.com
http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals

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GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
Susanne Hütter
Krebsöge 10
42477 Radevormwald
03603895980
susanne.huetter@gkn.com
http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals

Science Research Technology

The new generation of Trowal continuous shot blast machines is in operation

A Mexican manufacturer of automotive aluminum die-cast components now operates five continuous shot blast systems from Walther Trowal.

The new generation of Trowal continuous shot blast machines is in operation

The new THM troughed belt continuous shot blast machine equipped with turbines with curved throwing.

Walther Trowal has recently commissioned a THM troughed belt continuous shot blast machine for a customer in Mexico that is equipped with a brand new generation of blast turbines. These turbines were specifically designed for shot blasting of aluminum components. With a considerably higher blast media throwing speed the new turbines produce significantly shorter cycle times than the predecessor models.

The Mexican customer already operates very successfully four continuous Trowal shot blast machines. Because of their excellent performance he chose to purchase another THM machine, when he had to expand his production capacity.

Up-and-coming: Aluminum, the gentle blast media

The increasing sales trend at Walther Trowal indicates that ever more customers are switching to aluminum media when shot blasting aluminum components. Because of its lower bulk density aluminum media is a lot gentler than, for example, stainless steel shot. Typical automotive forgings made from aluminum are, for example, steering knuckles or swivel bearings. Aluminum die-castings processed in THM shot blast machines can be all kinds of housings, covers or levers.

Because of its lower density the impact energy of aluminum media on the work pieces is considerably lower compared to other blast media. To offset this limitation Walther Trowal developed turbines with curved throwing blades, which generate a significantly higher blast media throwing speed than straight blades. This, combined with the fact that in THM machines the turbines are located very close to the work pieces, and the media throughput is considerably higher, results in optimized energy utilization and surprisingly short cycle times. However, the shot blast treatment remains very gentle. In short, despite the relatively low density of aluminum blast media, the shot blast process is highly effective and at the same time surprisingly gentle preventing any warping or distortions of delicate work pieces.

Another benefit of aluminum blast media is that it reduces the wear rate in the turbines and the machine to a fraction of the wear caused by steel shot, resulting in higher uptimes and lower operating costs.

Walther Trowal offers a range of different machine sizes equipped with up to four turbines. For example, for forged aluminum components the new THM 700/4/E with 4 turbines and a power of 15 kW for each turbine, produces an exceptionally high degree of productivity.

Specifically designed for handling aluminum media

To meet all the challenges posed by aluminum shot the Trowal engineers redesigned many machine assemblies, among them the media dosing system and the turbines. One detail of many: A rough surface of the throwing blades would quickly destroy the aluminum particles. Therefore, Walther Trowal is smoothing the blade surface with in-house vibratory finishing equipment. The result: A greatly reduced blast media consumption, lower dust emissions and significantly improved turbine uptimes.

Gentle work piece transport

THM troughed belt continuous shot blast machines are equally well suited for treating mass-produced bulk parts or large, delicate components. Especially with delicate, somewhat fragile work pieces the THM concept offers significant advantages: In these systems the work pieces are evenly distributed through the entire machine length. This results in a very gentle transport and prevents intensive part-on-part collisions. And the fact that the transport rods are covered with a relatively soft PU further cushions the already gentle tumbling action. This is particularly important for fragile components with thin walls, allowing them to be discharged from the machine without any nicking or other damage.

No problem with older THM systems!

When developing the new turbines Walther Trowal also took into consideration the many older machines still in operation: Any THM customer who wants to take advantage of the new turbines can easily install them in his existing machine(s). This allows the customers to increase the efficiency of their shot blast operation with minimal costs.
For THM systems still requiring steel or stainless steel blast media, Walther Trowal supplies the new turbines with the curved throwing blades made from tool steel also offering significantly higher turbine uptimes.

Facts about Walther Trowal

For 85 years Walther Trowal has been a pioneer and market leader in various surface treatment technologies. The company offers modular and custom engineered solutions for a wide range of surface treatment problems.

Initially only making vibratory finishing equipment, over the years Walther Trowal has continuously broadened its product range and today offers a wide portfolio of equipment and services for improving all kinds of surfaces, e.g. mass finishing, part cleaning, shot blasting and drying of a wide spectrum of work pieces, last but not least, the coating of mass produced small parts.

Walther Trowal offers not only various types of equipment but complete surface treatment systems: By linking the various equipment modules and automating the complete process, we are able to precisely adapt our process technologies to the technical requirements of our customers. This also includes various types of peripheral equipment and process water cleaning and recycling systems. Of course, we also offer comprehensive pre- and after-sale service like sample processing in one of our demonstration labs and global repair and maintenance service.

Walther Trowal serves many customers in many industries around the world. For example, in the automotive and aerospace industry, medical engineering and wind power generation.

Firmenkontakt
Walther Trowal GmbH & Co.KG
Georg Harnau
Rheinische Str. 35-37
42781 Haan/Germany
+49 2129.571-209
+49 2129.571-225
g.harnau@walther-trowal.de
http://www.walther-trowal.de

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Science Research Technology

Siempelkamp repeats world record

Siempelkamp repeats world record

World record in 2013: Pouring of 320 t of molten iron for the bottom bolster of a press (similar)

Metal Forming Presses

Siempelkamp received from Dalian Shijie Aviation Forging Co Ltd., located in Dalian in the Chinese province of Liaoning, the order for a 125 MN closed-die forging press. With the casting of the heaviest component for this press, the bottom bolster, Siempelkamp repeats its world record from 2013.

With the new press, Dalian Shijie will manufacture components made of titanium and nickel-based alloys for engines as well as parts made of aluminum for the aircraft industry. The customer also intends to use the new press to produce components for rail vehicles and for the oil and gas industry.

The closed-die forging press will apply a pressure of 125 MN; the dimensions of the press table will be 4,000 x 2,200 mm. The press will allow the forming of very large parts as well as the forming in stages with several forging dies. The press will have a stroke of 2,000 mm. The oil-hydraulic drive will generate a pressure of up to 420 bar.

The press will be equipped with two main press cylinders as well as four lifting (balancing) cylinders for the top bolster. The bottom bolster alone will weigh 273 t. When casting the bottom bolster, Siempelkamp will repeat the world record which it set in 2013 with the casting of the bottom bolster for a press with a similar design. At that time 320 t of molten spheroidal graphite iron with a temperature of 1,350 °C was poured into the mold.

Samiron Mondal, Managing Director at Siempelkamp, sees the competitiveness of Siempelkamp on the international stage proven: „Obviously, the customer has awarded the contract to us because we can supply the complete press from one source. Worldwide we are the only manufacturer that can design, cast and machine the extraordinary large components for metal forming presses made of spheroidal graphite iron in our own factory in Krefeld. The fact that this has not been the first time we have built presses with large dimensions provided our customer with a sense of reliability during project handling. High quality „made in Germany“ and proven adherence to schedules meant more to our customer than the geographic proximity to other manufacturers.“

During contract negotiation, the delivery time played an important role. Siempelkamp will supply the complete plant from one source, from the design to the casting process, to the machining of the castings in its own factory, to the installation and startup at the customer’s location. In this way, the company not only saves time: The close coordination between the design engineers and Siempelkamp Giesserei, which are collocated on the same premises, makes it possible to optimally coordinate the properties of the press and the casting process. By supplying everything from one source Siempelkamp has full control over the entire manufacturing process and thus achieves higher reliability during project handling.

The technology in detail

The press‘ innovative strain rate control will compensate high eccentric loads. It also allows extremely low forging speeds in a range from 0.05 to 50 mm/s for the forming of very challenging geometries and materials used in the aerospace industry. In this way, Siempelkamp achieves maximum precision during forming.

The customer’s scope of supply also includes the software Prod-IQ®. Developed by Siempelkamp, this process control system covers the areas of production management, quality control as well as service and maintenance. Furthermore, the system integrates the press into the customer’s ERP system. Prod-IQ® utilizes collected information from plant data. The system allows cost transparency, saves resources and increases plant availability. As a result the operator reduces manufacturing costs.

Furthermore, Siempelkamp supplies Dahmos, a software for the recording, archiving and analysis of process data.

The sales contract was signed on August 13, 2014. The installation at the customer’s location will start mid 2015; the startup is scheduled for the end of 2015. Full production capacity is expected to be reached by January 2016.

About Siempelkamp

During several decades, Siempelkamp has accumulated vast experience in engineering and manufacturing metal forming presses. These include sheet metal forming presses for the production of large pipes and half shells, straightening presses, presses for the production of side members, presses for heat exchanger plates, hydroforming presses, presses for the production of rear axle housing as well as the full line of closed and open-die forging presses. The company specializes in customized presses with high press forces.

With the three business areas Machinery and Plant Manufacturing, Foundry and Nuclear Technology, the Siempelkamp Group is a leading technology provider with international scope.

The company enjoys worldwide reputation as systems supplier of presses and press lines for the metals industry as well as turn-key plants for the wood-working industry.

Firmenkontakt
Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH
Ralf Griesche
Siempelkampstraße 75
47803 Krefeld / Germany
+49.2151.92-4636
ralf.griesche@siempelkamp.com
http://www.siempelkamp.com

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Regina Reinhardt
Süsterfeldstr. 83
52072 Aachen / Germany
+49.241.89468-24
reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

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Siempelkamp: The specialist for closed-die forging presses for aluminum

Siempelkamp: The specialist for closed-die forging presses for aluminum

Siempelkamp modernized the „Super Giant“ at Alcoa, Cleveland

Siempelkamp closed-die forging presses with press forces between 15 and 500 MN provide the optimal solution for numerous application areas. When manufacturing turbine disks for aircraft construction or the power plant industry and aluminum rims for the automotive industry, Siempelkamp closed-die forging presses offer a high degree of precision and efficiency due to the integrated control between complex systems. The presses always offer the perfect balance between standardization and customer-specific solutions. At Aluminum Fair 2014 Siempelkamp will present its comprehensive product range.

Many customers have already experienced Siempelkamp’s expertise in regard to aluminum processing. Alcoa ordered three closed-die forging presses with press forces between 4,500 and 7,200 t for the Köfem plant in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, in 2009. With the complete forging line Alcoa produces aluminum rims for trucks. The 4,500 t block press forges unfinished aluminum blocks at a temperature between 350 – 520 °C. The blanks created during this process are then formed in the second press to unfinished wheel rims with a press capacity of 7,200 t. The finishing press sizes the rims to their final form.

Modernizations by Siempelkamp

A decisive reason to order from Siempelkamp was Alcoa“s good experiences with Siempelkamp presses operating in different factories. The Krefeld company has supplied more than 20 similar presses which are characterized by their high reliability and long lifespan. The long-standing relationship with the customer culminated in the modernization of the 45,000 t closed-die forging press at Alcoa in Cleveland in 2009. With this press, one of the largest closed-die forging presses in the world, Alcoa manufactures structural parts made of aluminum and tempered steels for the aircraft industry.

Within the framework of the order, Siempelkamp analyzed the design from the 1950s, carried out calculations according to the Finite-Element-Method and optimized the construction according to the latest technology and a given maximum component part weight. The result are parts that are fatigue-endurable due to their modern design and their material characteristics. The manufacture of the cast components was also part of the Siempelkamp package. Siempelkamp is the only supplier of large presses that is able to manufacture the heavy components for the presses made of fatigue-endurable nodular graphite cast iron in the company’s own foundry.

Largest closed-die forging press built in Germany

In December 2012 the Chinese Nanshan Group ordered from Siempelkamp a 50,000 t closed-die forging press for the manufacture of forged parts made of aluminum and titanium alloys for the Chinese aircraft industry. To date this is the largest press built in Germany. Siempelkamp was commissioned with the design, construction and installation of the complete system. The technical data of the press: Due to the large dimension of the 4 x 7 m (13 x 23 ft) press table and the customer“s request for easier accessibility to the working area, the clearance between the columns amounts to 5 x 3 m (16 x 10 ft). Eight cylinders are responsible for the movement of the moving beam. With an output of roughly 24 MW the energy-efficient oil-hydraulic drive, developed by Siempelkamp, applies a pressure of 450 bar.

Another highlight of the press: The innovative strain rate control compensates high eccentric loads. It also allows extremely low forging speeds for the forming of very challenging geometries and materials used in the aerospace industry. The basis for this was a complex simulation which represented the mechanical structure of the press, its complete hydraulics system and its automation technology with all control structures. This press, and another 12,500 t Siempelkamp press, are scheduled to start operation in early summer of 2015.

Siempelkamp at Aluminum Fair in Düsseldorf (7-9 October 2014):
Hall 9, Booth G40

About Siempelkamp

During several decades, Siempelkamp has accumulated vast experience in engineering and manufacturing metal forming presses. These include sheet metal forming presses for the production of large pipes and half shells, straightening presses, presses for the production of side members, presses for heat exchanger plates, hydroforming presses, presses for the production of rear axle housing as well as the full line of closed and open-die forging presses. The company specializes in customized presses with high press forces.

With the three business areas Machinery and Plant Manufacturing, Foundry and Nuclear Technology, the Siempelkamp Group is a leading technology provider with international scope.

The company enjoys worldwide reputation as systems supplier of presses and press lines for the metals industry as well as turn-key plants for the wood-working industry.

Firmenkontakt
Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH
Herr Ralf Griesche
Siempelkampstraße 75
47803 Krefeld / Germany
+49.2151.92-4636
ralf.griesche@siempelkamp.com
http://www.siempelkamp.com

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VIP-Kommunikation
Regina Reinhardt
Süsterfeldstr. 83
52072 Aachen / Germany
+49.241.89468-24
reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

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„Upgrade to Premium Packaging“: African beer brand SKOL now in aluminum Impact Bottle by Ball

"Upgrade to Premium Packaging": African beer brand SKOL now in aluminum Impact Bottle by Ball

SKOL Platinum in Impact Bottles by Ball

African beer brand SKOL introduces Impact Bottles made by Ball Packaging Europe

Zurich, Switzerland, January 15th, 2014 – The African beer brand SKOL introduces Impact Bottles made by Ball Packaging Europe to market its SKOL PLATINUM beer in Rwanda. The Impact extruded bottle is first launched on the growing African market which is set to double in size over the next ten years. The longneck aluminum flask emphasizes the premium brand in adding elegance at point of sale. With its entire surface printed in eight different colors, the design shines to attract a luxury thirsty target group. Protecting the product from light and air, the shiny pack consistently keeps content fresh and quality steady.

The brand team around SKOL has a vision: They want to build SKOL to a major quality beer brand all over Africa. Connecting people by creating relieve, aspiration and fun, they see consumers at the heart of everything they do. Looking for superior quality, service and innovation opportunities, they worked with beverage can producer Ball and opted for the premium product Impact Bottle to underline the superior quality of their SKOL PLATINUM Beer.

The 33cl Impact Bottle targets a young and urban consumer group between the age of 22 and 28. Mark Mugarura, marketing director at SKOL in Rwanda, is convinced of the benefits of the longneck aluminum bottle: „We always strive to be unique and differentiate ourselves from our competitors. An innovative packaging like the Impact Bottle provides us with a great opportunity to add to our portfolio.“

It is no surprise that Aluminum bottles are in growing demand, as they’re perceived as the absolute premium form of metal packaging. The innovative lifestyle packaging is preferred by modern consumers and product benefits include the premium appeal, enabled also by the creative design options with eye-catching graphics (Inks: Up to eight colors can be applied, including gold/silver, UV/ fluorescent, transparent/opaque plus three options of over varnish: gloss, semi-matte & matte).

The Impact Bottle is one hundred percent recyclable and offers advantages for manufacturer and consumer alike: It is light, cannot shutter, chills fast and feels cool. An air cushion absorbs the pressure of carbonation and so reduces the risk of fizzing. The slender bottle serves as a brand ambassador at point of sale or at high-profile events and premium hotspots. „Our Impact Bottles have a premium appeal,“ says Adriana Escobar, product manager at Ball. „In addition they are absolutely lightproof and act as a shield for sensitive beverages, protecting the quality of the product perfectly and hence allowing the consumer to indulge in a thorough brand experience.“

Just the right packaging, to help our customer in fulfilling their mission to make SKOL a PAN-AFRICAN beer brand building on its African, Brazilian and European roots. SKOL will use the Impact Bottle primarily as packaging for special occasions or limited offers. „The initial launch is planned for the Rwandan market only, but if our consumers appreciate our beer in the new Impact Bottle, we may adopt it in some of our other markets,“ said Mugarura.

Impact Bottles by Ball Packaging Europe are made of aluminum and are available in sizes: 33cl – 50cl short neck and 33cl – 47,3cl long neck. Full decoration is possible in up to 8 colors (including gold/silver, UV, fluorescent, transparent/opaque). The end is typically a crown cork and the packaging is 100%, and endlessly, recyclable.

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Contact:
Sylvia Blömker
Director Public Relations
Phone: +49 2102 130 451
Mobile: +49 172 514 1503
sylvia.bloemker@ball.com
Visit us at www.ball-europe.com

Renee Robinson
Ball Corporation
+1 303-460-2476
rarobins@ball.com

About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 15,000 people worldwide and reported 2012 sales of more than $8.7 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Sylvia Blömker
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40880 Ratingen
02102-130451
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