Excellent solutions for cost-efficient light metal casting processes
A comprehensive understanding of micro-metallurgical aspects and their relationship with the macroscopic environment is fundamental to the development of new materials and their processing. Material development at LKR is based on alloy development, taking into account the processes involved in manufacturing components as well as the desired component characteristics. This process is complemented by experimental material and component characterisation.
- extrusion bolt
- rolling ingots
- forging material
- die casting
- low-pressure die casting
- vakuum pressure casting
- Process-dependent, application-oriented alloy development
- mechanical and thermodynamic material characterization
- metallographic analysis and evaluation
- component development/component simulation/component design
- process development and associated Process simulation
- tool development as well as test operation of tools
- component prototyping/pre-production
- provide plant capacities (rental option)
- holistic solutions from the idea to the serial-compatible component
Researchteam Casting Technologies
APA-Science visited the LKR Ranshofen and was impressed by the numerous light metal innovations. The highlight was the demonstration of the welding torch in the new Additive Manufacturing Laboratory.
In mid-June, the Ranshofener Leichtmetalltage light alloys conference tookplace for the 10th time in Linz.
"We’re on the right path, but we haven’t reached our goal yet!"
The LKR Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen is a subsidiary of AIT and leader in the field of light metal casting technology. The development of light metal alloys, process optimisation and component design are the focus of research.
The TRA (Transport Research Arena) 2018, the largest European transport research and technology conference, will take place this year in Vienna for the first time and will be addressing future development trends. AIT is responsible for the contents.
LKR expands its industry-oriented casting portfolio.
The LKR and the ETH Zurich are conducting joint research in magnesium alloys with particularly good processing properties for forming processes.
Proud winner: Simon Frank, Jounior Scientist at the LKR Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen wins with his poster on the topic: “Development of non-flammable Mg-alloys
The new HSG makes it possible to produce semi-finished products from special alloys on a semi-industrial scale.
LKR scientists have succeeded in developing flame-retardant magnesium alloys.