Together with our customers
…we follow our version of Simultaneous Engineering. We – or, more specifically, our colleagues from production – can explain numerous details of a material’s “castability” and the possibilities it offers in terms of production, and they can offer solid advice on production choices; with our years of experience, we are also no strangers to the possibilities (and limits) of machining. In the end, however, only our customers know the individual applications the parts are destined for. Or would you have thought to consider that the Moscow underground rails occasionally contract so far due to seasonal temperature change that the train carriages almost have to “hop” from rail to rail, rather than simply rolling along? And that the brake housings have to have thicker, stronger walls for just that reason? So thick, in fact, that parts made from normal SG cast iron would be so large that they wouldn’t fit under the carriages anymore? This was news to us – but, by using ADI, we were able to offer a sensible, reasonably-priced part suitable for our casting processes; any part made of high-quality steel would have been significantly more expensive.