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Die castings made of magnesium

Die castings made of magnesium

Aluminium is two-thirds lighter than steel, and magnesium is one-third lighter than aluminium. So magnesium products are well-suited for use in the automotive industry and especially in motor sports. Magnesium components are also characterised by increased damping, which can result in reduced vibration and noise emission. Among other things, there are gearbox and clutch housings, cylinder head covers, body parts, steering wheel rims, heat sinks, electronics housings and screen housings, which are produced using the magnesium die-casting process.

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Die castings made of magnesium
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References for magnesium die casting

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We have customers in medical technology, mechanical engineering, renewable energies, and the electrical, two-wheeler and automotive industries. Each of these sectors, especially the automotive industry, demands maximum quality in terms of precision, functionality, execution and, above all, punctuality. Efficiency, speed and optimal process flows are important decision criteria given the current extremely short product-development cycles.

  • Reference for magnesium die casting in the field of manual machinery

    Garden tools

  • Reference for magnesium die casting in the field of manual machinery

    Craft machines

  • Reference for magnesium die casting in the motorcycle industry

    Motorcycle industry

  • Reference for magnesium die casting in the motorcycle industry

    Motorcycle industry

  • Reference for magnesium die casting - cockpit carrier

    Cockpit carrier

  • Reference for magnesium die casting in the electrical industry

    Electrical industry

  • Reference for magnesium die casting in electronics

    Electronics

  • Reference for magnesium die casting – container lid

    Container lid

  • Reference for magnesium die casting in the automotive industry

    Automotive Industry

  • Reference for magnesium die casting in the automotive industry

    Automotive Industry

  • Reference for magnesium die casting in the automotive industry

    Automotive Industry

  • Reference for magnesium die casting – gearbox housing

    Gearbox

  • Reference for magnesium die casting in the field of medical technology

    Medical technology

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Material data for
magnesium alloys

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Abbreviations AZ 91 AM50 AM20 AM60
Alloy designation according to DIN EN 1753 Numeric Chemical EN-MC 21120 EN-MC MgAl9Zn1(A) EN-MC 21220 EN-MC MgAl5Mn EN-MC 21210 EN-MC MgAl2Mn EN-MC 21230 EN-MC MgAl6Mn
Tensile strength N/mm2 200 – 260 180 – 230 150 – 220 190 – 250
Yield strength 0,2% N/mm2 140 – 170 110 – 130 80 – 100 120 – 150
Elongation at break % 1 – 6 5 – 15 8 – 18 4 – 14
Brinell hardness HBS 1/5 65 – 85 50 – 65 40 – 55 55 – 70
Seal kg/dm3 approximate 1,8 1,8 1,8 1,8

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Technical equipment

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Technical equipment foundry
1x 200 Hot chamber Magnesium
7x 315 Hot chamber Magnesium
1x 700 Hot chamber Magnesium
1x 720 Cold chamber Magnesium / Aluminium
3x 880 Cold chamber Magnesium / Aluminium
1x 1250 Cold chamber Magnesium / Aluminium
1x 1300 Cold chamber Magnesium / Aluminium
1x 1600 Cold chamber Magnesium / Aluminium
1x 2200 Cold chamber Magnesium / Aluminium
7x 2500 Cold chamber Magnesium / Aluminium
1x 2700 Cold chamber Magnesium / Aluminium
1x 2800 Cold chamber Magnesium / Aluminium
1x 3200 Cold chamber Magnesium / Aluminium
Technical equipment post-processing
  • Vibratory finishing machines
  • CNC machining centres
  • Blasting machines
  • Seal test benches
  • Trimming presses
  • Surface treatments
  • Assembly machines

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Our integrated concept in the production of die-cast components pays off for our customers in several respects. The sensible chaining of downstream production steps guarantees maximum process reliability and high transparency in process control. By offering the entire process as a system provider from a single source, we achieve the shortest possible turnaround times. This reduces costs and unnecessary losses.

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Of course, the vertical scope of manufacturing depicted in our foundry’s line of services also includes plastering and finishing of surfaces. For toolmaking, we already take into account the final surface treatment that will be carried out on the component, which may involve a coating on the casting. The advantage that our holistic approach has for our customers is also evident here.

Die castings made of
aluminium

Due to its low weight and high specific strength, aluminium is excellently suited for lightweight construction, for the automotive, aviation and aerospace industries. The mechanical properties of aluminium such as tensile strength, hardness and thermal conductivity surpass those of the lighter magnesium. Aluminium is extremely corrosion resistant. This self-protection can be further enhanced by methods such as coating. Another advantage of aluminium is its electrical conductivity and magnetic neutrality, which is why it is often used for the construction of electronic components.

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Die castings made of aluminium