For years, the automotive industry has been forced to focus on weight reduction in addition to alternative drive systems. Lower weight means lower fuel consumption and therefore lower CO2 emissions. One branch of industry that can contribute greatly to this weight reduction is the die casting industry. In addition to the usual engine and transmission housings, this process is increasingly being used to produce more complex and larger components such as structural parts. This places new qualitative demands on the tool materials, which can only be realized with metallurgically high-purity materials. This is a topic to which voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl has been committed for decades and has thus established itself worldwide as a reliable materials partner.
In order to better meet the increasing economic and production requirements in this area, voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl, together with its customers, has created the BDCC (BÖHLER Die Casting Concept). This is a conceptual approach that takes into account all influencing factors in die casting.
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To address the increasing requirements of this field, voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl has developed a conceptual approach for its customers:
Harald Dremel brings more than 20 years of experience in hot work tool steel in all different segments like die casting, extrusion, forging and hot stamping. After the studies of material science at the University of Leoben he worked for several years in the technical department at voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl and finally became product manager for hot work tool steel.
Harald Wurmbauer studied material science at the University of Leoben and worked for several years in R&D of an international mining-tool, -equipment and –machine producer and subsequently started at voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl technology department, where he is responsible for hot-work tool steels. He has been working for several years with hot work tool steels as researcher at the university as well as in the technology department at voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl.