10/27/08

Quick review Materials Day, Terhulpen Brussels

Materials Day: About 150 industrial decision makers from all over Europe have met at Brussels to talk about innovations in Materials, Applications and Processes. During the plenary session, Melotte's General Manager (picture right) highlighted the importance of low carbon processes and the impact new processes have on the BREW Metrics. BREW stands for Business Resources Efficiency and Waste Management.
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Melotte aims at being a Low Carbon Footprint Company.
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During Melotte's presentation a large project has been explained into detail. Layered Manufacturing and advanced Magnesium Molding Technologies have been combined into a Lightweight Innovative Product Solution. This approach allows the production of very precise magnesium components by using injection molding technologies. The part accuracy (after injection and prior to finishing) is below 0.02 mm. Melotte's project approach results in weight saving up to 50% and generates a positive effect on the component price.
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Do not hesitate to ask for a copy of Melotte's presentation at www.melotte.be or by phone +32 11 53.99.40
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Melotte will further continue to develop Near-To-Net-Shape Manufacturing Technologies.
At the Materials Day it became clear that the interest in NTNM of large industrial groups is getting more substantial and this will certainly speed-up Market Development. Melotte’s process R&D and advanced molding expertise will be of great benefit for all users in the NTNM Market. At the closing session, Alain Hubert, the founder of the Polar Foundation, presented the Zero Emission Research Station in Antarctica. The Princess Elisabeth Station is running completely on renewable energy.

Melotte develops technologies to prevent Global Warming and will further invest in order to save the environment! Economics, Business Processes and Environment, hand in hand!

Do not hesitate to ask for more information at info@Melotte.be


2 comments:

John Pace (SECO HQ) said...

Hello Mario,

Congratulations for your presentation at the Materials Day. We will look for opportunities in Mg moulding. By the way, many people seems to know you. Last weekend I've met a young guy working at Metal Aarschot. You should contact him. He's very interested to work with you. You'll be speaking at the international RM conference in New York as well? I'll be there.

Kind regards,

John Pace (SECO HQ)

Mario said...

Hello John,

Thanks for the information. And yes, we know Metal Aarschot and I believe that I know the young engineer as well. I’ve met the CEO at the RM session in Gent. As I know Metal Aarschot is a subcontractor. By the way, they work for the Belgian operation of Seco. Since we've put our weblog online we receive daily mails with CV's attached. We're happy about that. Next month an ex-Materialise guy will join us. This will certainly improve our responsiveness! A few minutes ago we received the data for the special tool. Marc will come back on this by tomorrow morning? Is this okay for you? Thanks and take care,

Mario