The International Event at Alucast is primarily a vehicle to bring to the notice and attention of the die casting community topics which could have a profound impact on the industry. This year Alucast event is to be held on 11th & 12th December 2015 at Hotel Le Meridien, Pune, India
Light Weight of Aluminum Casting - Alucast 2014
Currently one of many major tasks on hand is reduction in the degradation of the earth's environments, especially due to burning of fossil fuels in automobiles with the attendant emission of carbon into the atmosphere. It has been well chronicled that a 10% reduction in the vehicle weight improves fuel efficiency by 7% and proportionate reduction in carbon emission and increase in payload capacity. Use of Aluminum, magnesium and composite materials for castings, joining high strength steel to aluminum or further reduction in weight of parts already made from aluminum are some of the routes by which weight can be reduced economically. Therefore the above theme "Light weight in Aluminum Casting" was appropriate and timely. Light weighting of Aluminum Castings may involve changes in manufacturing processes, machines, materials, methods and tighter control on several parameters.
Aluminum in automobiles saves 44 million tons of CO2 emissions.
Independent studies have confirmed that aluminum in automobiles has a 20 percent smaller life cycle CO2 footprint than steel. And compared with today’s steel cars, a fleet of aluminum vehicles saves the equivalent of 44 million tons of CO2 emissions.