The microstructure of austempered ductile iron (ADI) is composed of needle ferrite and carbon-enriched austenite, called ausferrite. ADI has excellent comprehensive mechanical properties, obtained by changing the chemical composition, austenitizing temperature and holding time, and austempering temperature and holding time. A lot of attention has been paid to the production […]

Research and Application of Carbidic Austempered Ductile Iron

On 31st March 2013, a planned change of boards was carried out at the ZPF Group and its companies. Holger Groß, who took over leadership of the company group 3 years ago as interim manager, handed over all his duties to the 44 year-old Thomas Martensmeier, who previously built up […]

Handover at ZPF

StrikoWestofen: Auctus acquires majority of company shares StrikoWestofen, the globally active manufacturer of melting and dosing systems, has a new owner: it has been announced that the Munich-based “Auctus Capital Partners AG” has acquired the majority share in the StrikoWestofen Group. Up to now, the majority share in the group […]

New owner for StrikoWestofen