Die casting for the automotive industry

We supply die casting equipment to major automotive companies and OEM automotive suppliers

Casting light alloy engine blocks

3, 4, V6 and V8-cylinder engine block

To produce the 'right' castings, manufacturers look for flexible die casting solutions that suit their configuration set-ups and meet their quality and volume output requirements. Light alloy engine blocks can be manufactured in many ways: 

  • with machines from 2150 to 4000 tonnes,
  • from rough castings to the finished engine block,
  • from 9 to 52 kg of cast weight,
  • with a single die casting machine or the automated integrated solution.

Our die casting machines and automated cells solutions are designed and manufactured specifically for the engine block application and can include: lubrication with dedicated head, a single robot or two robots, deburring die or saw for the automatic removal of the sprue, loading and handling of inserts (cold or pre heated) secondary or ancillary processing (heat treatment, sanding, deburring), and expertise with die makers to optimise the cycle time and die design.

Other light alloy automotive components

  • Cylinder heads
  • Gearbox
  • Oil sump
  • Clutch housing
  • Steering box
  • Turbocharger body
  • Engine support
  • Intake manifolds
  • Steering knuckle
  • Suspension arm
  • Front and rear
  • Brake calipers
  • Master cylinder

Casting light alloy structural parts

In recent years we have consolidated our experience in the field of the "structural" castings, reconciling new technological requirements such as:

  • High speed shot phase
  • Flexibility and combination variations for closing end and shot end
  • High machine rigidity
  • Vacuum technology

 

The requirements for castings with new characteristics are:

  • Bodywork and safety components
  • Magnesium or aluminium alloys
  • Complex geometry
  • With minimum thickness and wide casting area
  • With the option of thermal treatment
  • High integrity

Die casting magnesium parts

Magnesium die casting has significant advantages, primarily the specific weight of only 1.8 g/cm3 (a reduction of 33% compared to 2.7 g/cm3 aluminium). Once limited to electronic components and portable tools, today magnesium is widely used in the automotive industry with the ability to produce complex castings (and that are therefore also structural and safe), which reduce the weight of the vehicle and thus their fuel consumption.

The 2 separate circuit Italpresse shot end, one for the 1° and 2° phase, and one for the 3°, maintains total constancy and repeatability at different shot stages to ensure quality castings, as well as reaching very high speeds, at around 8 meters per second with the metal. In magnesium die casting the alloy has higher flow characteristics and the castings are often very thin walls: the higher shot rate is therefore a key factor in the whole process.

In some cases, the machines are equipped with a double magnesium and aluminium furnace, to allow for differentiated production and total flexibility.

Our die casting solutions:

Máquinas de fundición de tres platos con conmutación IP e IPr

Las máquinas de fundición con tres platos con conmutación IP e IPr están disponibles con fuerzas de cierre que oscilan entre 550 y 4400 toneladas. Nuestras máquinas de fundición a presión IP e IPr son sólidas, fiables y garantizan tiempos de ciclo de alta productividad.

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Máquinas de fundición sin conmutación de dos platos TF

La serie TF de máquinas de fundición sin conmutación incluye una amplia variedad de modelos con fuerzas de cierre que oscilan entre 1000 y 5600 toneladas. Nuestras máquinas de fundición sin conmutación TF son fiables, rígidas y flexibles.

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Células totalmente automatizadas llave en mano

Células de trabajo flexibles y totalmente automatizadas para la producción de piezas de fundición de aleación ligera: Diseñamos células de trabajo automatizadas para tres procesos de fundición: fundición a alta presión, fundición por gravedad y fundición a baja presión.

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Máquinas de fundición por gravedad y células

Soluciones integradas para la fundición por gravedad completamente flexibles y personalizadas, desde el diseño hasta el soporte técnico durante la producción.

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Low pressure die casting machines

Low-pressure die casting machines for the production of complex automotive castings.

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Innovation and Technology

Unlock Industry 4.0 possibilities. From a powerful, next-generation control system for our high-end die casting equipment to augmented reality app and energy saving solutions.

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