MAXImolding! Technology GmbH from Siegsdorf, Bavaria, positions itself as an innovative specialist for defect prevention and process optimization in a foundry for the "green" 21st century.
For more than 30 years, several companies in Toronto, led by Jacobsen Real-Time X-Ray Machinery Corporation, have been working on exactly one problem: "How to produce virtually defect-free magnesium and aluminum alloy parts in a foundry that is very environmentally friendly and uses less energy and material?" This work has resulted in more than 25 patents in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The know-how was completely transferred to MAXImolding! Technology GmbH, and this startup is now continuing Jacobsen's work.
To invent a foundry for the "green" 21st century, a vertical MAXImolding injection molding machine was developed from scratch, combining the advantages of Thixomolding® and hot and cold chamber high-pressure molding machines and overcoming their disadvantages. This new machine produces the partially liquid melt internally, meters this melt precisely under the shot piston and injects the melt into the mold with great force and speed. This enables a porosity of less than 0.5%.
The next step is the fully automated, self-learning casting cell, in which a MAXImolding machine works in tandem with an X-ray inspection system with automatic image recognition (ADR). Real-time X-ray feedback via two independent loops allows the casting process to be optimized fully automatically in real time using machine learning and data mining algorithms. Data from all casting cells installed worldwide can be collected and analyzed via the cloud to create the "optimal process parameters" for the same or similar parts. These can then be retrieved again by many users.
The exact principle of the MAXImolding technology was explained in the magazine CASTING PLANT & TECHNOLOGY 2/2021.