When GF Automotive made the decision to rebuild its ductile iron foundry in Mettman, Germany, about five years ago, robotics were a critical element of its vision for increased efficiency. The plant was already more than a century old at the time, so the estimated $46.5-million project centering on a robotic pouring and handling was a that much more novel.  The Mettmann foundry produces up to 200,000 metric tons/year of ductile iron automotive and commercial vehicle parts, including ...

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