Hybrid Casting

Creating Connections and Increasing Strengths

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Holding bracket for aircraft manufacture produced using the hybrid casting technology

The topic area “Hybrid Casting” focuses on the combination of casting with integrated structures for joining dissimilar materials, such as fiber composites or sheet metal and profile structures, or with the local strengthening of cast components.

The possibility to create a hybrid structure is hereby offered directly during the casting process. This enables innovative components to be realized with a reduction in manufacturing steps. Furthermore, through this technological approach, a high potential for lightweight construction and the possibility for the implementation of multi-material systems designed to meet the specific requirements are facilitated through this innovative approach during the initial casting process.

Through the combination with the simulation for these innovative multi-material systems, simulation models and interface modelling can be set up parallel to their development. This will provide a comprehensive consideration of these innovative and future-oriented material systems.

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