Every 18 seconds, a mould is opened in series production at MWS in Friedrichshafen and a finished component sees the light of day. Interlinked automated processes enable rapid and at the same time highly flexible manufacturing. Therefore, it is possible to respond very quickly to customers’ increased demand for components at short notice.
The cycle times tend to be significantly longer in high-pressure die casting as a lot of time is required for the long solidifying process. The costs for tooling are also significantly higher. Steel is expensive. In addition, frequently occurring cracks in the tools resulting from alternating thermal stress cause frequent and cost-intensive changes of tools. The plastic models used in sand casting may be used up to 60,000 times, depending on their design. And even after that, maintenance is still possible. In addition, model modifications such as the facelift of a component can be carried out without any problem.