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.
- Alloy Development and Optimisation
- Optimisation of Heat Treatment Parameters
- Improvement of Mechanical and Dynamic Properties
- Microstructure Optimisation
- Mechanical and Thermodynamical Materials Characterisation
Researchteam Casting Technologies
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 3/2017
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
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.
TOMORROW TODAY 01/2016
LKR Scientist MSc. Stefan Gneiger studies metallic material eg. Magnesium on low inflammability.
"Magnesium alloys play a key role in many industries.“
Stefan Gneiger, Junior Scientist, AIT Center for Mobility
process optimisation for alluminium alloys and Magnesium alloys.
TOMORROW TODAY 02/2015
LKR in Position of cunsulting function for the Integration of lightweight components for electro-rally vehicles.