Digital ambitions for the foundry sector
Digital solutions have a huge potential to improve casting processes and to tackle some of the foundry industry’s most pressing challenges: from improving efficiency and casting quality to reducing costs and environmental impact. Digital solutions are one of the key ways to facilitate access to skills and knowledge that may not be available in the foundries in house.
“Many industries lack access to sufficient skills and manpower. The foundry sector isn’t different,” said Elisabeth van den Berg. “Digital solutions – such as CALDE® e-Support – have the potential to open-up access to experts, who would otherwise be unavailable or require lengthy travel in order to visit the site.”
Such continuous technical support is one of five pain points encountered by our customers and that form the foundation for digital ambition at Calderys. These challenges were identified back in 2021 based on a series of interviews with key foundry customers. They were as follows:
- Ease of doing business
- Safety and the environment
- Access to technical expertise
“These pain points provide the framework for our digital ambition at Calderys,” says Elisabeth. “All digital solutions that we develop should align with them. We continue to work to add to our applications, skills, and capabilities to drive this ambition and better serve our customers.”