For many years, the Aluminium Die-Casting Award has proven to be a successful platform for demonstrating the high quality standards of aluminium die-castings. The aim of the competition is to boost interest in aluminium.
The winners of the International Aluminium Die-Casting Award 2020 have been announced. In all, four castings were awarded prizes at EUROGUSS 2020 in Nuremberg, while two others received special commendations. The ninth International Aluminium Die-Casting Competition was organised by Düsseldorf-based Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e. V. (GDA). It was run in partnership with the German Foundrymen’s Association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie, BDG), the Swiss aluminium association (alu.ch) and the non-ferrous metals trade association of the Austrian Economic Chambers (Fachverband Nichteisenmetalle in der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich).
Die-casting has been a successful industrial casting process for series or mass production of structural parts for decades. Die-casting foundries have become increasingly important as suppliers to automobile manufacturers, companies engaged in mechanical and plant engineering and other branches of industry, such as communications technology, the furniture industry and the electrical and electronics industries. The development of ever-newer die-cast components is advancing rapidly. Whether it be structural elements, parts for electric cars or intelligent components for conventional vehicles, attempts are being made everywhere to make use of the out-standing options that die-casting has to offer. Together with machine manufacturers, alloy suppliers and processing companies, die-casters are constantly pushing forward the limits of the process by means of innovations. It is remarkable what innovative solutions and components have been developed.
First prize went to Hengst SE, Nordwalde, Germany for an oil-coolant module. Alloy: AISi9Cu3(Fe), Weight: 8 655 gram, Dimensions: L 443mm, W 340mm, H 195mm
Second prize went to Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG, Geseke, Germany for a housing for a HV booster. Alloy: EN AC-AISi10MnMg, Weight: 2 785 grams, Dimensions: L 344mm, W 365mm, H 176mm
Another prize was awarded for an upper part of housing for dual-channel EBS
This battery housing was also awarded a prize