Shock Tower

Challenges & Special Features

Being part of the chassis, this lightweight shock tower needs to absorb all the load in a crash situation. Furthermore, its coating needs to fulfill special quality requirements. GF ensures for the entire serial production that high requirements, be it the profile tolerances, mechanical properties and surface requirements, are all met.

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  • High functional integration
  • Weight reduction due to substitution of single parts
  • Lightweight design in aluminum HPDC for passenger cars in the luxury class    


Customer BMW
Vehicle 7 Series/5 Series GT 
Process Aluminum high-pressure die-casting
Material AlSi10MnMg
Weight 4.5 kg
Value Chain Casting, punching, heat treatment, machining, laser-cutting, e-coating