There has to be a close link to material development and structural design for processes to be adequately adapted both to customer requirements and the constraints of the material.
The Center's considerable experience in material technology in relation to the light metals aluminium and magnesium forms the basis for optimum process solutions for project partners and customers. The focus is on processes for casting and forming, treated by means of numerical process simulation methods and validated by complementary experiments.
LKR is currently investing in a range of equipment intended to improve the process infrastructure considerably while also forming the basis for a thorough understanding of processes. LKR also has appropriate testing facilities which allow metallurgical processes and any downstream heat treatment to be understood.
Development and Improvement of Casting Processes
Evaluation and Optimisation of Forming Technologies
Comprehensive Process Simulation Technologies
Process Evaluation and Optimisation of External Product Lines
Validation and Prototyping
- Material and Component Testing
Researchteam Forming Technologies
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 general manager Dipl. Ing. Andreas Kraly explains the benefits of cryogenic forming.
There is a lot of potential for"KryoAlu" in the automotive industry.
AIT Scientists win Innovation award for their research on "KryoAlu".