Lightweight construction in the focus of automotive technology.

A major advantage of aluminium as a material in the field of automotive technology, is its lightness in weight, when compared to other metallic materials. The demand for lighter vehicle designs, due to new regulations such as the carbon dioxide tax, has increased substantially, so therefore in order to meet these requirements, it is necessary to reduce fuel consumption and  the CO² emissions associated with it. As a result of this requirement, weight reduction has become one of the most important requirements in automotive technology.


Two-part oil pump housing for high performance motors


Request & challenge:   Oil pressure 25 bar density, highly ductile and fatigue resistant,
non-porous sealing surfaces, pore size 0.2 after NC machining.
Weight:   Pump housing 1.0 kg, valve housing 0.5 kg
Alloy:   239 D


Actuator housing for turbo engines


Request & challenge:   Machining with high standards of form and position tolerances, engine mount +/- 0.04 in the interior surfaces finish molded, flatness < 0,1  on the conductor pads, maximum pore size 0.2 after machining, traceable right on the day, threaded with a defined stable moment.
Weight:   0.1 kg

226 D



Oil tube and bearings as a central part in the high performance pump system


Request & challenge:   Central location of  units, 25 bar oil pressure tight, 100% free of pores in the sealing range, ductile and vibration resistance
Gewicht:   bearings left and right 0.2 kg, oil tube 0.3 kg


  226 D


Cover for oil-level indicator


Request & challenge:   A material composed of aluminium and plastic, strong enough to           
allow riveting, tightest tolerances for the sealing of the connector,   defined surface stress 38 mN/metre, exposed part with a printable surface, 100% camera inspection
Weight:   0.1 kg
Alloy:   230 D