The KSM Castings Group is as a full-service supplier, your partner from development to mass production. An advanced engineering team, backed up by our development units for process, product and systems engineering, is ready to assist you during this process.
Through our application-oriented materials development, we create new applications for aluminum and magnesium alloys. In all phases of development we use advanced simulation programs and tools. We are extending existing competitive advantages for the further development of production technologies.
It is our claim which accounts for our quality.
We support you from the very beginning of your product development to design components and systems optimally. This way, the demands of the later series production for reliable production processes are taken into account from the start. Feasibility studies on the basis of the requirements of space and the specifications allow the early discussion of a technically and economically optimal solution.
As your development partner, we develop to your weight targets and to your strength requirements, using the most economic casting technology. This yields an optimized component design. Our long experience in the use of advanced simulation methods yields daily proof of our success.
We work closely with our development partners, including the steel, plastic and aluminum extrusion industry. This means that - even beyond our current manufacturing processes – we consider a broad spectrum of development, simulation, test and validation methods. So we realize during development of strength and lifetime testing, as well as through model release and the serial tests, reliable properties at the component and system level for you.
Together, we provide you with sophisticated and optimum results in a very short time.
Efficiency and process safety for your products.
Our technological know-how is the path to an optimal solution for you, starting from the function of the component, with your weight, quality, and cost requirements always in mind.
We consistently optimize existing processes and develop new processes to the production stage:
In 2000, the KSM Castings Group started the process of Counter Pressure Castings on a test machine. Today, wheel and pivot bearing are manufactured for various vehicle platforms on 12 machines in three locations in Germany and China.
Also, the Technology Development of KSM Castings Group played a key role in the development of the inorganic binder system used today with our multi-tilt-mold casting (MTC ®) process to produce millions of fuel pump housings annually.
An optimal manufacturing method needs good cast material. It is the basis for critical engineering attributes such as strength, ductility, corrosion resistance, and last but not least, the price.
We successfully work in close cooperation with universities, institutes and industry partners on the optimization of existing and the development of new alloys for our method.
The connection does it.
We combine the right process with the optimum material. Through systematic process development we combine all quality and productivity related parameters. This enables us to meet the growing demands for products and processes.
Within the KSM Castings Group, certified "Black Belts" work in as a Technology Development team to optimization our processes. They support the production areas of all locations with start-up management.
The Technology Development team trains employees as "Green Belts" and anchors process sustainably in the production areas. The Six Sigma methodology is comprehensively implemented and accepted at all sites.