Metal Forming

Wide component range for metal shaping presses

For metal shaping presses such as e.g. sheet metal bending presses and pipe forming presses, the foundry supplies a wide range of cast components. We cast foundation baseplates, crossbeams, tool supports, cylinders or pistons - our range of components extends from 20 tons up to raw cast weights of 260 tons. We consider customer-specific developments, material alterations, optimization of cast iron parts, and challenges that lead to new world record castings, to be part of our service.

Closed-die forging press for the Nanshan Group: World record casting with 320 t of molten iron

With the casting of a 320 t lower press beam, which is part of a 12,500 t closed-die forging press for plant operator Nanshan in China, Siempelkamp broke its own world record on September 11, 2013.

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World record casting with 320 t of molten iron

The world¡¯s largest casting ¨C precision work to a tenth of a millimeter

World record achievement: With the pouring of the largest casting ever made of cast iron with spheroidal graphite, Siempelkamp has set new standards at the company¡¯s Krefeld-based foundry on May 19, 2009.

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The world¡¯s largest casting ¨C precision work to a tenth of a millimeter

Record project: Alcoa¡®s closed-die forging press: A landmark will once again be updated!

This fall the last component parts for a Siempelkamp reference project set sail to Alcoa Forging & Extrusions. In 2009 Alcoa ordered a total of 14 castings and several custom components for the refurbishment of one of the world¡®s largest closed-die forging presses located in Cleveland, Ohio. The corresponding engineering was commissioned back in 2008. After the retrofi tting, the 50,000-ton press (450 MN) will be the most up-to-date and effi cient forging press in its class! For Siempelkamp Giesserei this order represents a world record, for the entire Group it is shared work on a ¡®Super Giant¡¯.

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Record project: Alcoa¡®s closed-die forging press

Synergy effects ¨¤ la Siempelkamp: Carefree package deal for EUROPIPE

Customer-specific development, optimization of cast components, all in close coordination with the choice of material ¨C the fields of work of the Siempelkamp Giesserei are complex. Taken all together, the result is a genuine chain of services whose links are stabilized within the entire Siempelkamp Group. How it works is shown by a project for EUROPIPE in Dunkirk, France. Here, the assignment was to change a crossbeam for a pipe-forming press over from cast steel to ductile cast iron.

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Carefree package deal for EUROPIPE