New materials and innovative foundry technologies are the strength of German foundries from iron and steel casting to light metal casting to casting of non-ferrous metals. New manufacturing technologies like 3D printing add to the established casting technologies.
But classic shaping technologies like casting are also experiencing a validation of their relevance through digitalisation and ongoing further development. One impressive example from pressure casting is the so-called mega or giga casting, the casting of large light metal components. With a single casting, different functions can be integrated into one component.