Still alive!

The combustion engine a model of the past? This was the central question at the 7th International Engine Congress in Baden Baden on 18th and 19th February, organised by ATZ and VDI. The answer to this question is given by the engine experts at least with an optimistic “not yet”. This is because in the medium-term transition to emission-free driving, the classic drive cannot yet be replaced, at least not fast enough. Many representatives pleaded for an investment in synthetic fuels. If the energy sources were produced in regions with the appropriate degree of efficiency for green power generation (wind, sun), it would be possible to achieve efficiencies similar to those of battery-powered vehicles, while CO2 neutral, with low emission and above all applicable to all vehicles on the road today. Cpomparting the discussions of this exciting environment, Teraport also presented its veoCAST software solution for securing the design process of CAD cast components. “We are extremely satisfied with the interesting dialogues we were able to conduct and the new contacts we made. The interest of the visitors in optimising the development process of cast constructions regardless of the drive technology was high. Especially in an environment full of challenges, good ideas and a fruitful exchange of ideas arise”, summarized Dr. Stefan Wittmann, project manager of veoCAST.

Positive resume of EUROGUSS 2020

From Jan 14th till 16th 2020 Nurnberg Messe invited to visit EUROGUSS 2020. Teraport GmbH for the first time this year joined the 754 exhibitors. Y just like most of them and the experts visiting the trade fair the software vendor from Munich draws a positive conclusion. “We were pleasantly surprised by the number of visitors and their positive feedback,” said Teraport director and owner Raphael Heilig. “With our software veoCAST we address users in the field of die cast processes so for sure the EUROGUSS is the fitting fair for us. But while in the past mostly OEM’s and tier-1-suppliers where among ours customers, we were intensifying the contact to the foundries here.” veoCAST is a tool to analyse 3D-CAD parts regarding the requirements emerging from die casting as a manufacturing technology. While e.g. the manufacturers of gears and motors use the tool for quality assurance at milestones of their construction departments, piece by piece a new field of use emerges. “Intensive exchange with technical sales personal shows us, that veoCAST is of excellent use during the RFQ-process. Other than complex FEM-simulation it is super fast and easy to use while already providing a vast insight,” Heilig explains further. “We hope to expand our client base in this area in the future. Overall we generated a large number of new contacts and plan to visit international versions of the EUROGUSS for example in Mexico or China.”