Front End Carrier
Development & Production
For the front end carrier for the JLR Range Rover, the design concept was already finalized as soon as GF took over. From day one, GF Casting Solutions ensured a flawless production keeping all required tolerances and special requirements of the complex part. The successful production process benefits from the close collaboration between the experts from customer side and the GF team.
Challenges & Special Features
This big lightweight magnesium component is located at the vehicles front. It is a carrier for the front structure where lighting systems and the central air intake system are fixed. Highlights in terms of production process complexity are the two areas of the component, which are visible from the outside. They require a high-quality surface finishing (surface A requirement). In addition, the big, long and thin-walled component needs to meet tight tolerances. It is a great example for light structural parts with big dimensions and high integration of functions.
- Component length over 170 cm
- Surface finishing for two areas (surface A requirements)
|Customer||Jaguar Land Rover|
|Vehicle||Range Rover L405|
|Process||Magnesium high-pressure die-casting|
|Value Chain||Casting, trimming, e-coating|