StructuralFusion of lightweight construction, safety and cost
The reduction of CO2 emissions is the main challenge in the automobile sector today. Lightweight construction for the vehicle body offers a clear advantage. If the vehicle body weighs less, then the same driving performance can be achieved with a smaller (lighter) drivetrain and suspension system. One step toward the reduction of CO2 are thin-walled structural components made of aluminum. Innovative die casting offers a perfect balance between lightweight construction, safety and cost.
Challenge of complex structures
Structural components undergo significant mechanical stress. They have for example to absorb the impact force during a crash to protect the vehicle's occupants. The safety critical performance of die casting parts is assured through advanced die casting techniques. An additional challenge is the complex structure of the components. The part design freedom offered by HPDC gives automobile engineers the flexibility to integrate features to reduce process costs during assembly. However, the integration of features continues to stretch the die casting process to its limits. Shorter fill times, larger projected areas and increased ductility asks for the best shot control and process transparency
Everything from one source
Well-based knowledge of the entire process is paramount in the complex field of structural components. With more than 60 installed "Structural" cells Bühler has this know-how.In coordination with the customer, the process is defined and then subsequently optimized on-site to increase quality and productivity. The combination of Bühler technological know-how and Bühler die casting machines makes high quality production of structural components possible. Both newcomers and experienced structural casters are competently and comprehensively supported, whether in the planning phase, process optimization or the minimization of business risks