Mechanical Engineering students on a professional excursion at Mariborska livarna Maribor

Mechanical Engineering

On Monday, 29 May 2023, students of the study program Mechanical Engineering visited the Mariborska livarna Maribor (MLM) as part of the course Manufacture and Maintenance of Tools. The excursion was led by Mag. Andrej Mikložič, introduced the students to the various departments and stressed the importance of linking the theoretical background with practical work.


Mariborske livarne Maribor is a renowned Slovenian company specializing in the foundry industry. MLM is a long-established provider of high-quality foundry products and services and ranks among the leading foundries in the region. The company is known for the high quality of its products, technological innovation, and the professionalism of its employees. The company has a rich history and tradition in the foundry industry, which enables them to remain competitive in the domestic and international markets. MLM is open to visits and provides opportunities for students and other interested parties to learn about their work, technologies, and processes in practice. They are committed to the training and development of new staff and work with various educational institutions to contribute to the development of the foundry industry and to promote innovation in the sector.



The first department the students visited was the tool room department. Here, students learned about the creation and use of tools, from construction to maintenance. They were interested to see how tools are made and how they are used in the production process. The next visit was to the die-casting department, where the students saw the equipment and learned about the implementation and use of tools in the casting process. They observed how the tooling is used to create complex shapes from the cast material. This section also included a demonstration of the processes and machinery involved in die casting. The last department visited was the mechanical processing department. The students learned about the machining of molded products and the specific features of machining with different machine tools. Here they learned about the different techniques and processes used to machine materials and how tools allow the creation of precise and high-quality products.


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