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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.

Thanks to close collaboration with process engineers and specialists in structural design, LKR is able to develop optimum technical, low-energy solutions for its customers. LKR's considerable expertise in both pure research and industrial material development makes it the ideal link between university and industry partners. As such the Department is able to make an important contribution to application-oriented alloy development.

Our services

  • Alloy Development and Optimisation
  • Optimisation of Heat Treatment Parameters
  • Improvement of Mechanical and Dynamic Properties
  • Microstructure Optimisation
  • Mechanical and Thermodynamical Materials Characterisation
  • Metallography
  

Researchteam Casting Technologies

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The Profil & Highlights 2018/19

Casting Technologies - one step further

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.

TOMORROW TODAY 01/2018

AIT@TRA 2018: A digital era for transport

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.

TOMORROW TODAY 01/2018

COLD CHAMBER DIE CASTING MACHINE

LKR expands its industry-oriented casting portfolio.

TOMORROW TODAY 01/2018

COOPERATION LKR AND ETH ZÜRICH

The LKR and the ETH Zurich are conducting joint research in magnesium alloys with particularly good processing properties for forming processes.

TOMORROW TODAY 3/2017

AIT Scientist wins Poster Award

Proud winner: Simon Frank, Jounior Scientist at the LKR Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen wins with his poster on the topic: “Development of non-flammable Mg-alloys

TOMORROW TODAY 3/2017

From the melt to the finished, drawn wire

The new HSG makes it possible to produce semi-finished products from special alloys on a semi-industrial scale.

TOMORROW TODAY 02/2017

Fire-Resistant Magnesium Alloys

LKR scientists have succeeded in developing flame-retardant magnesium alloys.

Picture of the employee Stefan Gneiger

TOMORROW TODAY 01/2016

Materials for Tomorrow

LKR Scientist MSc. Stefan Gneiger studies metallic material eg. Magnesium on low inflammability.

"Magnesium alloys play a key role in many industries."