New Method for Die Casting of Automotive Components Saves Energy and Material

    Impact: Economic Impact, Environmental Impact

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    Narrative

    Die Casting is one of the most widely used production processes for aluminium automotive components with examples including engine blocks and gear-box casings. Ryobi Ltd is the world’s leading die casting manufacturer. Researchers at QUB have developed a modified casting process with an optimised start-up procedure. Ryobi has implemented the new method across its entire UK facility’s die casting machines resulting in total yearly savings of approximately £1,000,000, 742 GJ energy (enough to power 50 domestic homes) and nearly 60 tonnes of aluminium. This demonstrates clear economic and environmental benefits, which have further potential for global impact.

    Category of impact

    • Economic Impact
    • Environmental Impact

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