Rear side member

Challenges & Special Features

Overcoming the hurdles of serialization and achieving the high quality requirements have been challenges from technical perspective. Together as a strong team and with the customer, GF Casting Solutions excelled in fine-tuning the mechanical properties and dimensional quality. The mating surfaces on the rear side member towards the front of the car warrant optimal dimensional quality.

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  • complex structural part produced on a large die-casting machine with high requirements on the manufacturing process and product quality 
  • outstanding weight to energy absorption ratio


Customer Audi
Vehicle A8 (D5) 
Process Aluminum high-pressure die-casting
Material  AlSi10MnMgZnZr 
Weight 10.4 kg
Value Chain casting, punching, straightening, heat treatment, manual straightening, machining, assembly, conversion coating