CAD

  • Creating of raw and machined part 3D Data based on sketches, drawings or 3D scan data
  • Mold design based on customer needs, quantity and production process
  • Design of gating and feeding system
  • Design of mold segments, fixtures and tools
  • Mold filling and solidification simulation (PROCast)
  • Prediction of casting defects and subsequent optimisation
  • Programs: CATIA, Creo Parametric, Siemens NX, GeoMagic, 3Devolution, Magics
  • Data transfer by Cryptshare, OFTP2, ODETT
  • Use of 3D CAD data for mold production and quality control

Investment Casting

Mold Making

Sand Casting

Mold Making

METAL 3D PRINTING

Raw Part Production

  • CERAMIC SHELL METHOD
    • Building a ceramic shell layer by layer
    • Can be used to pour Aluminum, Iron, Steel and Nickel alloys
    • Patented drying process
  • PLASTER MOLD METHOD
    • Making a plaster mold with a polystyrene positive and a cuvette
    • Can be used to pour Aluminum alloys

Printing

  • Generative manufacturing process
  • 3D-PHENOLIC RESIN-PRINTING (CHP)
    • Envelope: 800 x 500 x 400 mm (app. 32“x20“x16“)
    • Delicate and high strength cores
  • 3D-FURANIC RESIN-PRINTING
    • Envelope: 1800 x 1000 x 700 mm (app. 71“x40“x28“)
    • Difficult mold segments and cores
  • Powder bed procedures (SLM)
  • Highly complicated geometries
  • Very thin walls
  • Design optimisation
  • Materials
    • Aluminum alloy - AlSi10Mg
    • Stainless Steel alloy - 316L (1.4404)
    • Titanium alloy - TiAl6V4
    • Inconel alloy - IN718
  • Envelope
    • Aluminium: 500 x 280 x 345 mm, app. 20”x11”x14”
    • Stainless Steel, Titan, Inconel: 250 x 250 x 280 mm, app. 10”x10”x11”

DIRECT MOLD MILLING

  • Envelope: 2,400 x 1,400 x 800 mm (app. 95“x55“x32“)
  • Large mold segments and cores
  • Can be combined with sand mold segments from other processes

LASER-SINTERING

  • Generative manufacturing process
  • Envelope: 720 x 360 x 360 mm (app. 28“x12“x14“)
  • Cores of very high strength and almost unlimited geometrical flexibility

FOUNDRY – MOLD MAKING

  • Reusable CNC milled model device
  • Segments for outer geometry and core boxes
  • Can be combined with mold segments and cores from printing or mold milling

Mold Assembly

  • Optimized mold assembly supported by optical measurement
  • Coating of mold segments and cores
    • i.e. immersing / flooding for better surfaces on the casting
    • Reduced burn in of sand
  • Adding typical foundry accessories (filters, feeder caps, chills)
  • Optional cooling system for the sand mold to establish a directional solidification
  • Combination of molds segments from different processes

Foundry

Investment Casting & Sand Casting

  • Aluminum alloys
  • Iron alloys (gray, ductile, compact graphite and austempered iron alloys)
  • Carbon and high alloyed steel
  • Custom alloys
  • Alloy check with spectral analyses
  • Patent mold cooling system for mechanical properties similar to production castings
  • Complete measuring and testing (thermo analyses, vacuum density measuring, LECO-analyses, metallographic preparation)

List of materials

RAW PART TREATMENT

  • Shock wave treatment to remove remaining sand
  • Cleaning
  • Shot blasting with chilled iron shot, aluminum granules, CrNi-granules, iron granules, Corundum
  • Heat treatment all standards with protocol (max. size 1.200 x 1.000 x 700 mm up to 1,200°C (47“x39“x27“ up to 2,200°F), 1.400 x 1.400 x 1.400 mm up to 600°C (55“x55“x55“ up to 1,100°F)
  • Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) to increase casting density
  • Impregnation (Loctite / Maldaner)
  • Abrasive Flow Machining (AFM)
  • Welding for assembly and repair (TIG, MAG/MIG , E-hand welding, laser welding, autogenous welding)
  • Surface correction with low-pressure cold spray (Dycomet)
  • Coating (powder, Electrophoretic deposition, painting)

Raw Part Check

  • Leak detecting (bubbles detection method following C1 DIN EN 1779 up to 1,5 bar (20PSI))
  • X-ray inspection / CT scan
  • Crack detection (liquid penetrant inspection DIN EN ISO 1371, magnetic particle inspection DIN EN ISO 1369)
  • Chemical analysis
  • Mechanical properties / hardness testing
  • Metallographic preparation, metallographic microscopy with image processing
  • Wall thickness check with ultrasound or magnetic inductive method
  • Endoscopy for cavities starting from 3mm (12“; depending on geometry)
  • Optical measuring and comparison to 3D CAD files including protocol

Machining

  • CNC-programing with Tebis and TopSolid
  • Machining simulation with VERICUT
  • State of the art tool monument system
    • 24/7 availability of over 15,000 tool components
    • 900 unwinding heads in the house
  • CNC-mill and lathe centers
    • up to 1,250mm (50“) bis 1.250 mm feed size (5-axis simultaneous technology)
  • Machining by interpolation turning
  • Best-Fit adjustment
    • Live adjustment of raw part by optical measurement against CAD file
    • Adjustment against functional relevant raw part surfaces (like inlet and outlet channels)
    • Minimum tolerances and high accuracy of repetition
  • Shuttle table systems
  • In Process Measuring

Machined Part Treatment

  • Finish
  • Adding of assembly parts (valve seats and guides, bearing caps, inserts and much more)
  • Design welding according to different methods
  • Laser engraving for all surfaces and materials (i.e. data matric encoding)
  • Coating (powder coating, cathodic dip painting, painting)
  • Surface treatment (nitriding, anodizing, anodizing, galvanizing)
  • Industrial cleaning
  • Ultrasonic cleaning

Machined Part Inspection

  • Tactile 3D measurement
    • Part size up to app. 2.200 x 1.000 x 1.000 mm (86“x40“x40“)
  • Optical 3D measurement
    • Part size up to app. 1,000 x 1.000 x 1.000 mm (40“x40“x40“)
  • Leak detecting (differential pressure method with leakage rate up to 4 bar (60PS))
  • Hydrostatic pressure testing
  • Contour and roughness measuring including creation of roughness profile
  • Manual measuring (i.e. threads, visual inspection)

Shipping

  • Shock- and scratch-proof packaging of the castings with appropriate corrosion protection
  • Packing in cardboard boxes or adapted wooden packages
  • National and international shipping with the appropriate export declarations/documents
  • Provision of proof of origin

OUR BENEFITS

Project management

  • Process-accompanying internal and external project communication
  • Coordination of project managers for blank and finished part production
  • Technical customer support for major customers or special projects

Machining Project Manager

  • Specialized in the application, independent of markets and technologies
  • Responsible for all details of machining

Foundry project manager

  • Specialists for casting technology, application and materials
  • Responsible for all details of raw casting production

Live tracking of manufacturing status for customers

REQUIREMENTS

To choose the right production technology we need the following information:

  • Number of pieces
  • Material specification
  • Required tests
  • Information about CNC machining
  • Desired delivery planning and scheduling
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Data exchange

Our data exchange allows you to conveniently upload data in your personal area or download data provided by us. Important: our tool is not a cloud solution. The data exchanged is fully encrypted using our stand-alone, maximum-security data server located on ACTech premises.

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Contacts

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Christian Schmidt

Sales Manager

Phone: +49 3731 169 120
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 596

Email: chc@actech.de

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Andreas Weise

Phone: +49 3731 169 106
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 595

Email: awe@actech.de

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Konstanze Richter

Phone: +49 3731 169 108
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 613

Email: krc@actech.de

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Thomas Beier

Phone: +49 3731 169 138
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 605

Email: tbr@actech.de

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Carolin Neumann

Tel.: +49 3731 169 122
Mobil: +49 162 28 27 079
E-Mail: csm@actech.de

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Dirk Strohbach

Phone: +49 3731 169 129
Mobil: +49 162 26 63 648

Email: dsr@actech.de

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Ines Popp

Phone: +49 3731 169 114
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 654

Email: spp@actech.de

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Tobias Oehme

Business Development Manager
Metal 3D Printing

Phone: +49 3731 169 119
Mobile: +49 162 26 63 647
Email: shm@actech.de

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Marc Schulze

Phone: +49 3731 169 131
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 606

Email: mrs@actech.de

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Detlev Paulick

Phone: +49 3731 169 121
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 597

Email: dpa@actech.de

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Thomas Becker

President ACTech North America Inc.

Phone: +1 734 91 30 092
Mobil: +1 734 70 93 891
Email: tbe@rapidcastings.com

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Michael S. Oetting

Phone: +1 248 63 54 354
Email: mct@rapidcastings.com

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Surya Vijayan

Phone: +1 734 27 27 369
Email: svj@rapidcastings.com

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Jason G. Neal

Phone: +1 734 27 26 570
Email: jnl@rapidcastings.com

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Luke Mykolenko

Phone: +1 734 70 95 605
Email: lmk@rapidcastings.com

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Sonhar Balagopalan

Phone: +91 80 41 13 13 42
Mobil: +91 90 08 48 91 78
Email: snh@actech.de

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Rajkumar V.

Phone: +91 80 41 13 13 40
Email: rjk@actech.de

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Dorit Demarczyk

HR Business Partner

Phone: +49 3731 169 466
Email: dhe@actech.de

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Ronny Kaule

HR Business Partner

Phone: +49 3731 169 447
Email: ykl@actech.de

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Susanne Oswald

HR Business Partner

Phone: +49 3731 169 462
Email: ssw@actech.de

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Annegret Roth

Phone: +49 3731 169 463
Email: nrt@actech.de

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Sandra Wolf

Phone: +49 3731 169 103
Email: swo@actech.de

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Sophie Mikeska

Phone: +49 3731 169 116
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Locations

Germany

ACTech GmbH
Halsbrücker Straße 51
09599 Freiberg / Saxony
Germany

Phone: +49 3731 169 0
Fax: +49 3731 169 500
prototype@actech.de

USA

ACTech North America Inc.
4343 Concourse Drive, Suite 350
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
USA

Phone: +1 734 913 00 91
Fax: +1 734 913 00 95
info@rapidcastings.com
www.rapidcastings.com

India

ACTech GmbH
Liaison Office
No 15/2, Sangama, Diagonal Road
Vasantnagar
Bangalore - 560 052
India

Phone: +91 80 41131340
Fax: +91 80 41131343
prototype@actech.de

News & Termine

News
Events
Press

You can find out more about ACTech as a manufacturer of castings, including details of job descriptions and entry-level opportunities, at the following trade fairs:

RESTEC - Cooperation Exchange Resource Technology Mittelsachsen

2021 | 07 | 20
Feiberg / Germany

DBI Conference Center Freiberg

Contact: Christian Schmidt, Norbert Demarczyk

 

DRITEV - Conference 2021

2021 | 10 | 13 – 14
Bonn / Germany

World Conference Center Bonn

Contact: Konstanze Richter | Dirk Strohbach

Hydrogen Technology Europe Expo 2021

2021 | 10 | 20-21
Bremen / Germany

Trade Fair Bremen

Contact: Christian Schmidt

 

VDI Congress "Engine casting technology 2021"

2021 | 10 | 27-28
Magdeburg / Germany

Maritim Hotel Magdeburg

Contact: Marc Schulze | Andreas Weise

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Möller ! Horcher
Public Relations GmbH

Julia Schreiber

Heubnerstraße 1
09599 Freiberg
Germany

Phone: +49 3731 20 70 915
Fax: +49 3731 20 70 929

Email: julia.schreiber@moeller-horcher.de
www.moeller-horcher.de

Careers

Jobs
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Vacancies

As a world-leading manufacturer of casting prototypes, we shape visionary ideas into tangible progress for our customers in the automotive, aerospace, and mechanical engineering and plant construction industries. To meet the requirements of our customers’ innovations and to ensure our future success, we need people who like a challenge.

Business Development Manager for Italy (m/f/d)

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Training

Are you interested in a challenging technical career?

You can apply for the following apprenticeships to start training in August 2022:

Apprentice machining mechanic

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Apprentice metal technology specialist

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Apprentice casting mechanic

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Would you like to be part of the ACTech team?

If you’d like to contribute to the success of ACTech as an employee, but your application documents are not completely ready, please use our applicant contact form to give us a brief, straightforward description of your essential qualifications and professional experience.

If we identify a position in our company that could be a good match for your qualifications and professional experience, we will get in touch with you immediately.

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