Rheocasting permits for the manufacturing of low-cost aluminum elements with excessive energy, extraordinarily low porosity and a broad vary of attainable alloys. Comptech says that the method is ideally suited to giga-castings for electrical autos, the place a single massive aluminum half is produced to considerably scale back the variety of elements, weight and meeting time and price.
Relating to 5G antennas, the mechanism permits for using a single massive aluminum housing that may ship excessive thermal conductivity and sealing options with diminished manufacturing, set up and upkeep prices.
Rio Tinto and Comptech mentioned the alloys are at present present process qualification with automakers in Europe.
“We’re within the capability ramp up for the subsequent era of superior applied sciences throughout sectors reminiscent of automotive and communications, and our clients, each foundries and OEMs will want the event of extra superior elements,” Comptech Group CEO, Per Jansson, mentioned in a media assertion. “This partnership positions us to supply clients the mixed benefits of our casting course of experience and Rio Tinto’s technical energy and most well-liked alloys suite.”