CFRP-Aluminum Hybrid Casting

Ceramic fiber-aluminum hybrid bond produced by aluminum high pressure die casting.
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Ceramic fiber-aluminum hybrid bond produced by aluminum high pressure die casting.

Whenever there is a need for a weight reduction and masses need to be moved, the focus shifts to fiber composite materials. But it is not always possible to completely eliminate metal. One method that enables the best properties of various materials to be combined is hybrid construction.

At Fraunhofer IFAM, novel technologies for the manufacture of modern hybrid components are being developed. The focus of these technologies lies on establishing seriessuitable processes for the direct manufacture of hybrid components – the so-called hybrid casting, in which the connection of the materials occurs during the casting process.