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Foundry expertise, first-class consultation

Flawless castings, fast cycle times and full compliance with environmental regulations – these are the things that count for our customers around the world. Hüttenes-Albertus is proud to be the foundry industry’s partner of choice, supporting foundries with the best possible service.

Foundry engineering is a complex science and requires metallurgical, mineralogical and chemical expertise, along with extensive practical knowledge. And this is precisely what our team of experienced foundry engineers, metallurgists and chemists has to offer. It is also why so many foundries around the world know they will always get first-class advice from our experts.

 

“We are always at our customers' side: offering competent advice, comprehensive service and an open ear for ideas and new processes.”

- Amine Serghini, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing

Technical Service

Our Technical Service Team

Based at the HA Center of Competence, our Technical Service Team is equally at home anywhere in the world. The team’s 5 members all draw on extensive foundry technical expertise and the requisite experience to support foundries with valuable expert advice and assistance. They provide a comprehensive range of technical services, including supporting the implementation of new processes and products, supervising pilot projects and helping to optimise existing processes.

Our Technical Service Team forms a key interface between our customers, product managers, sales representatives and Research & Development department.

Plants and machinery

Foundry chemistry and machine technology

As a foundry chemicals manufacturer, Hüttenes-Albertus bridges the gap between the casting requirements of the foundries and the technical capabilities of the machine manufacturers. When foundries, machine manufacturers and other partners join forces to develop new products and processes, innovative castings can be brought to series production and market maturity faster and more efficiently than ever before.

  • HA Center of Competence serves as a platform for collaboration and partnerships.
  • Fully equipped machine park
  • Cooperation with all almost all leading manufacturers of machines and plants

Your contact

Michael Kläs | Michael.Klaes@ha-coc.com 

Project work

Design concepts and prototyping

HA’s customers are able to carry out all of their prototyping in the HA Center of Competence. The CoC is equipped with everything you need to produce cores and moulds, and to cast all metals. This means that we can not only carry out prototyping from core production to casting, we can also provide a wide range of other services – as an extended arm of the foundry, so to speak:

  • Design of cores, castings and production process
  • Design and commissioning of tools
  • Robot and gripper concepts
  • Feasibility studies

Your contact at the HA Center of Competence:

Michael Kläs | Michael.Klaes@ha-coc.com 

 

Infinite geometric freedom during printing

 

 

3D printing

Additive Manufacturing

The foundry industry is increasingly turning to additive manufacturing. With the help of 3D printing techniques, foundries can easily produce prototypes, small series and, very soon, large series with almost total design and geometric freedom. Very early on, HA recognised the advantages of this process and started to develop new binders and additives for 3D printing in close, project-related cooperation with leading 3D printer manufacturers.

  • Rapid additive manufacturing of casting moulds with a variety of binders: phenolic resin, furan resin and inorganics.
  • The HA CoC’s specially configured 3D printer is able to print very large and complex shapes.
  • The CoC’s 3D printer is available for joint projects with our customers and partners.
  • Specially trained product managers and CoC employees are involved from day one of every project.

Your contact for Additive Manufacturing:

Holger Barth | E-Mail

Simulation

Core Shooting Simulation – What is it?

Even with state-of-the-art machine technology, the process of achieving the optimum designs for tools and the layouts of ingates and feeders is still often a question of “trial and error”. In many cases, it is only once you have a finished casting that you can see whether your concept works or not. Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict the interaction of each influencing variable ahead of time? Well, this is precisely where casting simulation software comes into play.

Service Performance Simulation

When it comes to making processes simpler and more efficient, HA uses every tool at our disposal, including state-of-the-art digital technologies. Simulation software can be extremely helpful, for example, when you are trying to identify the causes of problems in core production, or looking to proactively optimise the design of feeder technology. The software not only produces a visualisation of the end result, it also simulates each phase of filling and solidification. This allows us to track problems as they develop in order to gain a deeper understanding of the individual process in its entirety.

For questions about core shooting simulation, please contact:

Klaus Jenrich | E-Mail

For questions about mould filling and solidification simulation, please contact:

Markus Effmert | E-Mail