Fraunhofer IFAM commissions third low-pressure casting plant

Open for technology development projects; mould sampling and further development

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It is with great pleasure that Fraunhofer IFAM in ⚓ Bremen has commissioned its third low-pressure casting machine, a Kurtz Ersa AL 16-12 SC. The new casting machine offers a clamping area of 2.4 x 1.5 m² for casting moulds up to 3,500 kg, a melt volume of 110 liters (or ~ 300 kg of aluminum) and a casting pressure of up to 1.0 bar.

Thanks for the accomplishment go above all to the colleagues from the Technology Team.

The "Foundry Technology and Lightweight Construction" department is pleased to be advancing research & development in light metal casting together with its project partners. Since the beginning of October, the low-pressure casting facility has been available to the international foundry industry for projects on technology development, sampling or further training of your employees around the low-pressure casting process.

Company Info

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials - IFAM

Wiener Straße 12
28359 Bremen

Telephone: +49 421 2246-0