Neue Materialien Fürth GmbH

Compound casting is one way of ensuring that the functionality of a cast component meets specific requirements. An example of a semi-finished product (right) incorporated by casting into aluminium (left) is pictured below.


Although this technology is in use since years, for example to insert bearing bushes, issues frequently arise in practice when the part geometry is changed or new material combinations are needed. In many cases, bonding between the cast material and the inserted metal is inadequate. Possible reasons for this include oxides on the surface of the insert or the formation of brittle intermetallic phases at the boundary.

At NMF, we have been able to optimise the metal-metal-interface for many different material combinations. A number of measures can be effective in this instance, such as an appropriate pretreatment of the surface of the inserted metal or the optimisation of the temperature during mould filling and solidification.


Neue Materialien Fürth GmbH (NMF) is a national research center of the Bavarian State. We transform cutting-edge materials and manufacturing methods into industrial solutions. Our 3000 m² testing field is equipped with large-scaled industrial facilities. The scope of our work is not limited to research – we also manufacture prototypes and small batches.

Neue Materialien Fürth GmbH is linked with Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH and the University of Erlangen (Universität Erlangen/FAU).

You will find us at Dr.-Mack-Straße 81 in 90762 Fürth,
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