jueves, 25 de junio de 2015

Need for high integrity light weight structural castings

Global warming and resource shortage have lead to an urgent demand for reducing the weight of passenger´s vehicles. Since the first introduction of structural Aluminium cast components in the AUDI A8 back in 1994, additional structural parts have been successfully manufactured by vacuum assisted High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC) technology. 

However, it is still an expensive solution as this process technology requires evacuating the air in the entire die cavity and shot system and therefore it is only affordable for upper class cars. Hence, there is a clear need to develop a cheaper vacuum technology in order to make it available to a wider customer base (lower and medium class passenger vehicles).

miércoles, 24 de junio de 2015