Growth in an adverse scenario and investment in machinery: Gurelan shows how to do it

Despite the difficult situation in the European industry, struggling to overcome the pandemic recession in the midst of a wave of rising prices of raw materials and shortage of components, Gurelan decided to invest in machinery while growing by 35% in 2021, facing the future with a clear objective: to further improve the efficiency, quality and competitiveness of Zamak and Magnesium injection moulding solutions, betting on innovation and investment in Industry 4.0.

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How can porosity be controlled when casting zamak and magnesium parts?

Porosity is one of the main concerns of manufacturers and designers such as Guerlan producing pressure injected parts. Excessive porosity in a part may be dangerous, as it could affect the structural integrity of the component. Porosity may also cause leaks in certain parts, reducing their efficiency and leading to quality problems in the finished product. How can porosity be controlled in the casting processes for zamak and magnesium parts?

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Continuous intelligence: a breakthrough hard to exploit

We are heading into the world of continuous intelligence: companies across all industrial sectors are witnessing a significant increase in the volume, speed and variety of data they receive. The challenge of managing this ever-increasing amount of information has only grown in the last year, as a result of the additional stress generated by the pandemic and the sudden shift to new ways of working relying on new technologies. Our factories and the way we understand decision-making processes have now entered the world of continuous intelligence.

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Die Casting: the solution towards lighter vehicles

The automotive industry is striving to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace. Meanhwile, production processes are evolving to create lighter vehicles from larger and more complex die cast parts. As a leading supplier of Zamak, Magnesium and Lead die cast parts for the automotive industry, Gurelan covers the latest developments in pressure die casting and injection moulding for automotive applications.

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Gurelan keeps growing in its commitment to Industry 4.0

Gurelan continues to modernise its production lines as part of the company´s investment strategy in the 4.0 factory. A new Frech W20 hot chamber die casting machine is the latest addition to the line. This new high-performance equipment, specifically adapted to Gurelan´s needs, includes all the technological advances of Industry 4.0: real-time connectivity, instant monitoring by the manufacturer, preventive control, remote maintenance...

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Industry 4.0 technologies

Industry 4.0 technologies played a decisive role in the response to the pandemic in many sectors, but the crisis is bringing new challenges to the future of digital industrialisation. Now companies must rethink the direction of their operational strategies, changing both the industrial aspects they seek to approach and the use of the Industry 4.0 technologies required to achieve them.

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Automotive: the electric vehicle takes off in the midst of the crisis

Right in the heart of the pandemic, electric vehicle sales have grown by nearly 50%. How has this sector withstood the crisis? Gurelan is driven and excited about the electric vehicle revolution, and is particularly completely confident about what its zamak, magnesium and lead injected solutions mean for the automotive sector. In the future, the electric vehicle sector will undoubtedly need new more efficient, durable and lighter parts to meet the needs for a large-scale consumer market.

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2020: the year of Covid-19

Gurelan finally bids farewell to one of the most complicated years in its history. Both industrially and in a human and socio-economic context, 2020 will remain the year marked by the pandemic at all levels. However, the challenges that have been successfully met despite the unfavourable situation cannot be ignored. Quality, continuity, flexibility: thanks to common effort and the confidence of its customers, partners and employees, Gurelan has succeeded in overcoming the coronavirus obstacle, looking hopefuly towards 2021.

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The machine tool sector tries to stand its ground

No industrial activity is possible without machine tools. From the automotive industry to electronics, including the injection moulding of parts in Zamak, Magnesium and Lead carried out by Gurelan, machine-tools are the driving force enabling the production for other sectors. Now, this global activity is hand tied: decrease in production, cancellation of international fairs, uncertainty... Gurelan analyses the situation of this fundamental industry for the whole economy.

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Gas-assisted injection moulding: the future for electric vehicles

The automotive sector is already preparing for the next step: optimisation of the industrial processes that will enable the definitive take-off of the electric vehicle. Today, gas-assisted injection moulding can further reduce the weight of future electric vehicles without jeopardising safety and comfort. As part of its strategy of continuous innovation, Gurelan is studying how lighter parts of Zamak and Magnesium could be obtained thanks to a new gas-assisted technique that produces hollow sections out of thick metal parts.

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