Aluminum castings in this weather are helping customers to achieve a competitive advantage.
FREMONT, CA: In the rapidly-growing automotive industry, performance and reliability are the major pillars. The industry is continuously searching for new ways to make the vehicles lighter, faster, and more fuel-efficient. Companies need to analyze the growth of cast aluminum automotive parts and understand how it is helping to give the customers a competitive edge in this dynamic industry.
The focus of the automotive manufacturers is light-weighting, engine downsizing, and electrification, to which aluminum is being used in vehicle components more and more due to its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio. It is helping to enhance fuel-efficiency, bring down carbon emissions, lower manufacturing expenses, and improve vehicle performance. Several automotive giants identify that well-engineered aluminum cast components meet every mechanical requirement even after being nearly 40 percent lighter than steel
A few companies are highly experienced when it comes to producing precision engineering solutions for sophisticated, performance-critical applications. Talking about high-performance automotive, it is considered as a specific area of expertise where people add remarkable value for the customers, with the help of in-depth technical knowledge and best-in-class design and production abilities.
Companies have also made teams that can produce finished components for applications in motorsport, electric vehicles, luxury and high-performance cars, motorbikes, and other vehicles. The components are used across different automotive systems, starting from the transmission, oil distribution, and hydraulic actuation systems to the driving and fuel systems, including the bodywork.
The customers in the high-performance automotive industry are provided with outstanding, as well as consistent results. They are allowed to geometrically create complex components with high-dimensional precision and low wall thicknesses that help to narrow down the vehicle weight, but in the meantime, retain the mechanical properties. Aluminum sand casting is considered as the principal manufacturing technique implemented in the high-performance automotive work, and every aspect of it dealt with expert care and ample attention. It demands an advanced metallurgical knowledge, the finest and best quality sand, as well as accurate management of the molten metal and cooling rates. A simple act of miscalculation can lead to compromised structural integrity, strength, and shape of the part.