Did you know that we can look back fondly on 50 years of experience in investment casting? Our company is founded in 1964 at our Bad Lobenstein site – as the first new casting plant build in the former GDR. Now Feinguss Lobenstein is part of the Schuber and Salzer group of companies that has a rich history, as it is celebrating its 135-year anniversary in 2018. Schubert and Salzer can refer to many years of expertise as the second user of investment casting on an industrial scale.
We employee 200 employees at our Bad Lobenstein site. They are the basis for our success. You can rely on their many years of experience – and on our developer team’s creativity. Set us a challenge and we’ll solve it. That’s a promise.
Conversion to a water-based ceramic binder
Acpuisition of a semi-automatic wax spraying machine with a spraying volume of 12 litres. This machine enables us to use tools with a maximum size of 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000 mm.
A rollover oven is purchased that enables high-quality, tough alloys to be cast
The manufacturing process is digitalised, and an optical 3D scanner, simulation software and a 3D printer are introduced
50-year company anniversary with the “50 Jahre Feingußwerk Lobenstein” [“50 Years of Feingußwerk Lobenstein”] exhibition, an open day, and a social evening for employees and their families
20-year anniversary of Feinguß Lobenstein in the Schubert & Salzer group
The model making extension building is put into service
A new wax preparation process is introduced
30-year anniversary of the company, attended by the prime minister of the Free State of Thüringen
Feinguß Ingolstadt is taken over by Schubert & Salzer and the Ingolstadt production line is moved to Lobenstein. Ensuring tradition: Investment casting from Thüringen, and from Schubert & Salzer in Ingolstadt
The nationally-owned company is privatised and renamed Feingusswerk Lobenstein GmbH
Capacities are radically adjusted as the entire Eastern market collapses
4000 tonnes of steel investment casting is produced annually with 720 employees
Start of production in the investment casting plant
The foundation stone is laid for the first casting plant installation in the former GDR