Fundamental changes apply for products in future concepts within the automotive die casting

  • Battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), Plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs), and New-energy vehicles (NEVs) will continue to require innovative lightweight components
  • High requirements will be placed on energy storing and thermal management, e.g.,
    • Batteries
    • Electric motors
    • Power electronics and memory units.
  • High demanding engine parts, e.g. Water cooled electric motor housings, e-axles housings and compressor housings needs to fulfill very high leakage proof standards
  • Lowering the vehicle weight consumes less power and widens the drive range per battery charge and reduces emissions (in case of conventional engine).
  • Chassis and body castings play an important role in reducing CO2 and will include more thin-walled die cast parts (fins, supporting structures).
  • More near net shape casting for the increasing number of electronic sensors and memory units, and additionally geometrically demanding sealing surfaces.
  • Highly complex shapes used in automotive safety and electronics components.
  • Tool steels of advanced properties are more important to fulfill the new and growing requirements, TQ1 and CS1 are good choices to meet these changes.
  • Source: Kind&Co -