Activity Salt core technology for high pressure die casting

Internally funded project

Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carolin Körner

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)
Technische Fakultät

Start date: 01/01/2009

Research Fields

Lightweight Materials
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)

Abstract (technical / expert description):

Production of hollow parts and complex undercuts in high pressure die casting. In high pressure die casting (HPDC) undercuts are only producible by using complex and thus high-maintenance sliders. Until now it is not possible to produce hollow cast parts by means of this technology. Known sand cores from sand- and low pressure die casting with their organic and inorganic binder systems are not suitable for the application in HPDC since they cannot cope with the process specific parameters. The use of lost cores made from salt constitutes a solution. After casting, the core can be removed completely from the part with a pressure water jet making sand-free castings and the integration of complex undercuts possible in HPDC.


Fuchs, B., & Körner, C. (2014). Mesh resolution consideration for the viability prediction of lost salt cores in the high pressure die casting process. Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, 14(1), 24-30.
Fuchs, B. (2014). Salzkerntechnologie für Hohlgussbauteile im Druckguss (Dissertation).
Fuchs, B., Eibisch, H., & Körner, C. (2013). Core viability simulation for salt core technology in high-pressure die casting. International Journal of Metalcasting, 7(3), 39-45.

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