In the chassis of electric vehicles in particular, compound casting contributes to maximal light weight design. The weight reduction is significant as light metals are combined with even lighter carbon. In our base study we have focused on the subframe originally weighing 10 kg in year 2012. Our goal is to reduce weight by 50% by applying compound casting on components of all different types and sizes.
Our secret: finding and combining the right materials for the right place. At GF Casting Solutions, we unite multi-material mix and high-pressure die-casting, which grants us freedom for the design and allows us to integrate additional functions into the component.
Especially in serial production, the technology offers advantages because subsequent processes can be reduced. The production of compound casting components includes far more than the casting process alone. With every product we have to deal with new material requirements – with material mix, it will be easier to start a modular design of the products. With the new compound casting approach, we combine the advantages of casted components with the advantages of other materials.