Innovative technologies for processing light metal alloys have undergone enormous development in recent years. These include rheocasting - a special casting process in which liquid aluminium is cooled and stirred until it reaches semi solid. SAG is the only manufacturer in the world to use this innovative foundry process to manufacture components such as safety cab suspensions for trucks or air reservoirs for the automotive industry. The demand for these lightweight and particularly robust components is rising strongly, and production capacities at SAG's Lend site have recently been greatly expanded thanks to strong demand from the passenger car industry and producers of electro vehicles. A total of more than EUR 5 million has been invested in the expansion of the rheocasting facilities in recent months.
A major order for lightweight car components worth more than EUR 21 million provides a top start to the new year. The customised parts made of special aluminium (https://www.sag.at/en/products/rheocasting/ ) produced in Lend/Austria by using a special rheocasting process perfected by SAG. The parts are increasingly in demand due to the trend towards e-mobility and the need to reduce weight of vehicles. Because less weight means more range.