Casting technology

Neue Materialien Fürth GmbH

Our main focus is the enhancement of innovative casting processes like magnesium injection moulding, also known as Thixomolding®, as well as improving conventional casting processes, e.g cold-chamber die casting. An example for our participation in developing completely new processes and the associated machinery is the DirCom-(direct compounding)-process for casting magnesium matrix composite components. Another key aspect is the optimisation of special processes, e.g. for the production of metal/metal hybrid components.

Besides the casting process itself, our work also comprises the entire associated process chain that is required for manufacturing a finished product. This includes developments regarding precursor material, mould technology or process optimisation. Ensuring that finishing, heat treatment and coating meet the requirements is also part of our activities.

Another main aspect of our work is the development of new alloys and metal matrix composites, especially based on the light metals magnesium and aluminium.
Special attention is addressed to the interaction between processing method and the new casting material.




Team leader:
Dr.-Ing. Andreas Lohmüller

Scientific leadership:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Marion Merklein