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:

Machines de coulée sous pression IP et IPr à trois plateaux avec genouillère

Les machines à couler sous pression à trois plateaux IP et IPr avec genouillère sont disponibles avec des forces de fermeture allant de 550 à 4 400 tonnes. Nos machines de coulée sous pression IP et IPr sont solides, fiables et garantissent des temps de cycle élevés.

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Machines à couler TF sans genouillère à deux plateaux

La série TF des machines à couler sous pression sans genouillère comprend une vaste gamme de modèles avec des forces de fermeture de 1 000 à 5 600 tonnes. Nos machines à couler sous pression TF sans genouillère sont fiables, rigides et flexibles à la fois.

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Cellules entièrement automatisées clé en main

Cellules de travail flexibles et entièrement automatisées pour la production de pièces coulées en alliage léger. Nous concevons des cellules de travail automatisées pour trois process de coulée : coulée sous haute pression, coulée par gravité et coulée basse pression.

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Machines et cellules pour la coulée par gravité

Solutions intégrées pour la fonderie par gravité avec une flexibilité et une personnalisation complètes, allant de la conception à l'assistance technique lors de la production.

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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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