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injection molding

Injection molding – How to save 40% of production costs

Get to know why copper-based alloys are superior to conventional tool steel in injection molding and can save you up to...

injection molding

What is thermal conductivity?

Copper is known for its great conductivity. But what is thermal conductivity and why is it important for certain...

copper alloy

How to prevent wear

Wear can cause a lot of trouble and is responsible for massive downtimes with heavy economic consequences. Get to know...

alloy production

A brief insight into the history of tilt casting

Read more on tilt casting, a filling technique where both the crucible and the gating system are slowly rotated to...

material properties

How to increase the strength of copper-based alloys

There are multiple processes to increase the strength of copper. Read about a method that increases strength and keeps...

material properties

Copper based alloys: Relationship between ductility and strength

Ductility and strength are two key properties of copper. In order to get the most out of the two properties, the...

alloy production

An introduction to continuous casting

Continuous casting is a cost-efficient metallurgic process that allows the production of metal sections with great...


How to reduce weld spatter

Read on how to significantly reduce weld spatters and therefore decrease cleanup time as well as increase productivity.

resistance welding

Resistance welding and its different variations

There are several different resistance welding methodes , all with their own unique advantages and areas of...

resistance welding

What materials are used for seam welding wheels?

Resistance seam welding is perfectly suitable to produce high quality weld seams in no time. Read which materials to...


The advantages of spot welding

Resistance spot welding is one of various pressure welding processes. Read about the process of spot welding, its...


Choosing the right metal for your finished machined parts

Machined parts can be produced from a wide variety of raw materials. This blogposts explains, what you need to consider...