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VW is betting on Bühler

21.06.2011 Can car doors be cast? Absolutely. At the Volkswagen factory in Kassel, 15,000 employees create components for the group. In order to explore options for die casting, doors for Phaeton, the VW flagship, were manufactured in cast aluminum as part of a test project. The Bühler 2-platen die casting machine Carat 440 that was started up in February 2011 with a locking force of 44,000 kN produced perfect quality already after the fifth shot – top rating for such a complex part with the highest standards! Since then, VW has ordered several additional machines of the same type.

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