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low-pressure casting plant AK92 (Kurtz)

The low-pressure casting process

The low-pressure casting process is used for the production of high-quality light metal casting parts.

The metal melt is raised to the mould by pressurization via a riser pipe from a casting furnace, which is located below the metal mould. This method is characterized by a calm, turbulence-poor form filling, which leads to very low porosity and thus to very good mechanical properties of the castings.

product examples:

  • aluminium wheels and suspension parts in automotive engineering
  • complex castings, such as engine blocks or cylinder heads (sand cores in the steel moulds)