Processes & materials



Franken Guss works with a wide range of techniques for all different types of alloys. This gives our customers the flexibility to choose from a range of customised solutions.

Iron castingTransferring efficiency to solid materials

 

Facts & figures

Melting shop
  1. Cupola furnace with 26 t/h meltingcapacity
  2. 3 MF crucible furnace 10 t
  3. 1 thermal storage furnace 30 t
  4. GF converter for Mg treatment
3 moulding machines
  1. DISAMATIC 230 C Mold size: 550 x 675

  2. DISAMATIC 231 C Mold size: 550 x 675

  3. BMD box moulding system Box size: 1,125 x 750 x 300/300
Materials
  1. EN-GJL-200
  2. EN-GJL-250
  3. EN-GJL-300
  4. EN-GJL-350
  5. EN-GJS-400-15
  6. EN-GJS-400-18
  7. EN-GJS-500-7
  8. EN-GJS-600-3
  9. EN-GJS-700-2
  10. EN-GJS-500-350-12
  11. EN-GJS-700-440-8
  12. EN-GJS-800-500-5
  13. EN-GJV-300
  14. Cast iron with spheroidal graphite GJS 500-350-12
  15. Cast iron with spheroidal graphite GJS 700-440-8
Aluminium castingPutting high-tech visions to work

Casting

  • Horizontal cold chamber pressure die casting
  • laminary die casting

Facts & figures

12 die casting machines
  1. 500 – 2.000 t closing force
Materials
  1. EN AC-AlSi9Cu3 (226)
  2. EN AC-AlSi12 (231)
  3. EN AC-AlSi10Mg (239)

Features of laminary die casting

Characteristics
  1. low-porous
  2. pressure-tight
  3. high strain
  4. high stability
  5. high fracture strength
  6. high vibrational strength
Wall thickness
  • From 4 mm (partial) to 60 mm
Miscellaneous
  1. highly suitable for welding
  2. thermally treatable
Additive manufacturingImplementing precision cost-effectively

Method Process

Metal powder is applied in layers and fused by laser.

Facts & figures

Machine
  1. Concept Laser M2 Cusing, 2 x 400 Watt
  2. Installation space 250 x 250 x 350 mm
Powder materials
  1. EN AC-AlSi9Cu3 (226)
  2. EN AC-AlSi10Mg (239)
  3. other alloys possible on request

Advantages of the method/process

  1. Complex components without additional cost
  2. Potential for lightweight construction
  3. Reduce single parts and assembly steps
  4. Tool-free production

Miscellaneous

  1. Coating thicknesses 20µm to 100µm
  2. Shorten development cycles
  3. Batch sizes as small as 1 piece
  4. Manufacture on demand
Casting after-treatment / finishingBring the best out of the component

Cleaning/blasting

  • Continuous feed blasting plants
  • Overhead blasting plants
  • Automatic cleaning cells
  • Continuous washing machines
  • Vibratory grinding machines

 


Heat treatment

EN AC-AlSi10Mg

  • RM [Mpa]     
    • F 240
    • T6 320
    • T5 250
  • Rp0,2 [Mpa]  
    • F 120
    • T6 240
    • T5 165
  • A [%]            
    • F 4 - 6
    • T6 8 - 12
    • T5 4

 


Machining

Lathes

  • Lathe, model GDM CTX 400
  • Lathes, model EMAG VL5, VL5i

Other machines

  • Blasting plant
  • Leak testing machine
  • Penetration machine with UV testing
  • Balancing machines
  • Vibratory grinding machines
  • Continuous washing machines
  • Assembly systems
  • Laser marking system, model Tru Mark
  • Roughness measuring unit, model Mar Surf SD

Four and five-axis machining centers

  • Machining centers, model SAMAG
  • Machining centers, model Chiron
  • Machining center, Heller