Requirements

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

  • Quantity of parts
  • Material specification
  • Necessary tests
  • CNC machining information
  • Desired delivery schedule

Mold design

  • CATIA, ProE, Siemens NX, GeoMagic, 3Devolution, Creo, Magics
  • mold design depending on customers requirements, quantity and used Rapid Prototyping techniques
  • raw part design, adding machining allowance, design of the prepared feeding and gating system
  • define the split lines for mold segmentation and necessary cores, cores fitted with core prints for mold assembly
  • mold segments and cores are fitted with interlocks
  • finally the assembly of the generated mold is checked
  • optimal mixture of different mold production techniques is provided by special software developed by ACTech which taking into consideration the best price/performance ratio

Simulation

  • requested by customer
  • ANSYS, PROCast
  • FEM (Finite-Elemente-Analyse) analysis simultaneously with design process
  • casting simulations
    • mold filling and solidification simulation
    • prediction of internal stress, deformation and possible casting defects
    • optimization of casting technology
    • determining the pouring setup

Mold manufacturing | Sand casting

  • using 3D-CAD data for manufacturing and quality control:
    • Laser sintering of Croning® material
      • additive manufacturing
      • cores, almost unlimited geometric freedom
    • 3D Printing
      • additive manufacturing
      • 3D furan resin printing for complex cores and mold segments
      • 3D phenolic resin printing for high strength cores
    • DMM® - Direct mold milling
      • mold segments up to 2,400 mm
    • CNC milled pattern
  • compare mold segments and cores with the 3D-CAD data using optical measurement
  • monitor the mold assembly process with tactile and optical measuring technique for tight tolerances
  • data mining for later non- destructive tests and machining setup

Mold manufacturing | Investment casting

  • using 3D-CAD data for manufacturing and quality control
  • controlled cooling and storage of wax positives
  • optical measurement for quality checks
  • technologies:
    • primary model production by laser sintering of polystyrene
    • plaster mold technology
      • using wax or polystyrene models
      • plaster cuvette production by melting the original models
    • ceramic mold technology
      • using wax or polystyrene models
      • ceramic mold production by decanting, sanding and melting of the original models
      • patented drying technology
      • casting of steel and iron is possible

Foundry

  • aluminum, grey iron, ductile iron, compacted graphite iron, alloyed and high alloyed steel, customer alloys
  • patented Cooling method for mechanical properties comparable to series part characteristics
  • vacuum supported pouring technology for thin wall thicknesses
  • 850kg melting capacity for aluminum
  • 500 kg melting capacity for iron and steel alloys
  • core removal with shock wave technology
  • heat treatment according to requirements

Raw part

  • finish
  • optical measurement vs CAD data set
  • wide range of construction and production welding methods
    • Tungsten inert gas welding
    • Al DC Negative Pole manual welding
    • Manual metal arc welding
    • Cast iron hot welding similar and dissimilar
    • Gas metal arc welding
    • Laser welding
  • complete testing of the customer requirements to the raw part
    • Tightness testing, crack detection, Fluoroscopy
    • X-ray inspection (160kV device, radioscopy)
    • Visual inspection and endoscopy from 2 mm diameter
    • Ultrasonic thickness gauge
  • surface treatment requested by customer

Finished part

  • CAM programming with Tebis and TopSolid
  • VERICUT machining simulation
  • Alignment with live optical measurement raw part data vs 3D-CAD-data
  • complete external machining setup
    • Tool presetter with online data transfer
    • Shuttle table systems
  • CNC machining
    • 5-axis simultaneous technology
    • mill/turn and turn/mill- technology
    • up to 1,500mm table size available
  • In-Process measurement technology
  • Quality testing with 3D coordinate measurement, contour and roughness measurement
  • Tightness testing, Finish and assembly

Projektmanagement

  • Lead Project Manager
    • Responsible for all internal and external communication
    • Coordinates work of the foundry project managers and the machining project manager
    • Provides technical customer service for key accounts or special projects only
  • Foundry Project Manager
    • Specialized in casting techniques, applications and materials
    • Responsible for raw part production details
  • Machining Project Manager
    • Specialized in applications only, independent of markets or technology
    • Responsible for manufacturing details of machining
  • Live-Tracking for customers
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Christian Schmidt

Leiter Vertrieb

Tel.: +49 3731 169 120
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 596
E-Mail: chc@actech.de

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Andreas Weise

Tel.: +49 3731 169 106
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 595
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Detlev Paulick

Tel.: +49 3731 169 121
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 597
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Tel.: +49 3731 169 114
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 654
E-Mail: spp@actech.de

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Marc Schulze

Tel.: +49 3731 169 131
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 606
E-Mail: mrs@actech.de

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Thomas Gotte

Tel.: +49 3731 169 107
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 602
E-Mail: tgo@actech.de

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Dirk Strohbach

Tel.: +49 3731 169 129
Mobil: +49 162 26 63 648
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Thomas Beier

Tel.: +49 3731 169 138
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Konstanze Richter

Tel.: +49 3731 169 108
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Davide Del Duca

Tel.: +49 3731 169 125
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Phone: +49 3731 169 116
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 631

Email: swh@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

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General Sales Manager Asia

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Thomas Karunakaran

Manager ACTech GmbH Liason Office India

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Deutschland

ACTech GmbH
Halsbrücker Straße 51
09599 Freiberg / Sa.
Deutschland

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

USA

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

Tel.: +1 734 91 30 091
Fax: +1 734 91 30 095
info@rapidcastings.com

Indien

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

Tel.: +91 80 41 13 13 42
Fax: +91 80 41 13 13 43
prototype@actech.de

News & Termine

News
Events
Press

ACTech GmbH introduces itself at the following fairs: 

10th Dessau Gas Engine Conference

2017, April 6-7
Dessau-Roßlau / Germany

Event Center Golfpark Dessau

Contact: Thomas Gotte

38th International Vienna Motor Symposium

2017 | 04 | 27-28
Vienna / Austria

Congress Center Hofburg Vienna

Contact: Thomas Beier

Moulding Expo 2017

2017 | 05 | 30 - 2017 | 06 | 02
Stuttgart / Germany

Trade Fair Center Stuttgart
Hall 4 / Booth 4D21

Contact: Marc Schulze

Engine Expo 2017

2017 | 06 | 20-22
Stuttgart / Germany

Trade Fair Center Stuttgart
Hall 3 / Booth 3100

Contact: Andreas Weise

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Public Relations GmbH

Julia Schreiber

Heubnerstraße 1
09599 Freiberg
Germany

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

E-Mail: julia.schreiber@moeller-horcher.de
www.moeller-horcher.de

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