Winners of the
International Aluminium Die Casting Competition
The aim of the International Aluminium Die Casting Competition organized by the Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA - Federation of the Aluminium Industry) is to show the high quality of this die casting process. Aluminium die casting already accounts for around 85 per cent of the production of German die casting foundries, and zinc and magnesium are also used for die casting. The following criteria are used to assess the castings entered: casting quality, suitable casting design and the use of recycled aluminium.
The winners of the competition were chosen during the opening ceremony on the eve of the exhibition:
• 1st prize:
Landshut Works, for the "cast side part" of the BMW rear axle carrier for the i3
• 2nd prize:
Hengst GmbH & Co. KG
Münster, for an oil sump cover for W12-FSI engines in the Audi A8
• 3rd prize:
Landshut Works, for a BMW motorcycle crankcase for a new generation
of water-cooled K5x boxer engines
The prize-winning castings can be seen on the BDG/VDD stand 7-402 in hall 7.