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The new and worldwide unique K1 technology is made-up as an integral system comprised of the components INCONTROL®, INCAST®, INHEAT® and INVAQ®.

These fully integrated K1 systems into the die casting cell guarantee in interaction highest external and internal part quality with forged-like material properties, highly-precise reproducibility and constancy of the relevant parameters during each casting cycle as well as shot-to-shot.

Control unit for casting, furnace and vacuum system

Modular casting system with patented components

Modular holding and dosing furnace system

Modular
vacuum system

The K1 die casting process reaches significant higher material characteristics, as other casting processes, which increase the performance and reduce the part weight. By the application of high-grade system components and real-time communication of all systems, a higher productivity and reproducibility is achieved, which gives substantial economical and ecological advantages in the value chain.

Our K1 technology is characterized by the following process properties:

Unrestricted use of all castable primary and secondary alloys

Complex casting geometries with changing cross-sections

Casting with multiple sliders, no die seals necessary (constant system vacuum (≤ 30 mbar)

Highest productivity and reproducibility, dosing fluctuations
< 0,1 % of the nominal dosing weight

AlSi10MnMg (EN 1706 AC-43500)
T6 heat treatment

Rm [MPa]

Rp0,2 [MPa]

A5 [%]

Conventional

Vacural®

K1***

[***Ø values taken from cast part sections with wall thickness 5 – 10 mm]

Our castings are characterized by the following part properties:

Highest strength and ductility as well as fatigue strength

Flawless and fine-grained structure without gas porosities

T6- heat treatability with no outgassing

Suitable for joining (e.g. welding, clinching or riveting) and for coating with temperatures above 400 °C

Thought of Innovation

The world is facing great changes. New multifunctional part requirements, coupled with a constantly increasing cost pressure, forces many manufacturing processes to their limits.

The die casting technology also has reached its technical and physical limits. Limits which rule out a multitude of parts applications. Especially high-strength, dynamically stressed safety parts often have to be manufactured in a costly manner using other processes. The use of more cost-intensive processes is due to the current state of the art.

In the conventional die casting process, complex cast parts geometry, which are made by sliders, can be produced without problems. However, the material strength characteristics achieved in the as-cast state by no means satisfy the requirements of dynamically stressed safety parts. The T6 heat treatment usually leads to the formation of blisters and thus to high scrap rates.

Better material strength characteristics are reached with the Vacural® die casting process already in the as-cast condition, but especially after the T6 heat treatment. However, geometrically complex parts, which can only be produced with sliders, push the process to its limits, as a completely sealed mould cavity is technically not feasible and for economic reasons can hardly be realized in serial production.

With the patented K1 die casting process, these limits are now being broken through. The casting of geometrically complex, heat treatable castings with forge-like material characteristics, we call “The Next Level in Die Casting”.

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