Material efficient and innovative
Stable Inlay tubes with filling
The multiple award-winning Combicore cores are optimally convenient for realizing innovative, material efficient applications.
Different applications are possible, for example in the automotive industry. Main field of application are long curved oil and water channels in engine blocks. Here are some examples:
- Cooling elements for batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles
- Bar cooling systems
- Cylinder heads: water, oil and fuel channels
- Weight-reduced transmission casings with integrated oil channels
- Hydraulic control units with tridimensional crossed channels
- Hollowly casted chassis carriers reduce undamped masses by same stiffness
- Cast and press toolings
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Cooling elements for hybrid technology with Combicore channel:
Special recognition at international pressure casting contest
Size: 330 x 180 x 43 mm (L x W x H)
Weight: 1.1 kg
Casting alloy: Al Si12Cu
Channel length: 1700 mm
The Moneva Foundry received special recognition for a casting incorporating a cooling element used in hybrid technology. The Jury of Research and Science praised the value of the innovation and high requirements within the casting industry. The cast component will be an important step for hybrid technology to help solve a cooling problem encountered with battery technology. The casting incorporates a cooling tube within the aluminum casting, composed of a different aluminum alloy. This technology allows for the substitution with this casting for the parts previous constructed multiple sheets of material and enabling a considerable cost savings.
The casting contains a 1700 mm long cooling canal within the body of the casting. This is accomplished by utilizing a combicore aluminum tube that is inlayed in the cast. The process requires the aluminum tube to be filled with a stabilizing material in order to prevent the aluminum alloy tube from being deformed and also allowing higher pressure casting process.
After casting, the stabilizing fill material is removed from the inlay tube. The tube remains in the cast piece as a lost core and forms the required canal for the respective medium like a cooling fluid. The canal also provides an isolated route to prevent the fluids from penetrating other pores or cavities within the casting. The use of combicore core allows for a stable light-weight construction and allows for the realization of designs and geometries previously impossible.