MKB Metallguss GmbH

Postfach 12 45, 85066 Eichstätt
Industriestr. 18, 85072 Eichstätt
Germany

Telephone +49 8421 9889-0
Fax +49 8421 9889-88
mkb@m-k-b.de

Location

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NEWCAST 2015 hall map (Hall 14): stand G44

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NEWCAST 2015 fairground map: Hall 14

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Nonferrous metal castings - Aluminium, zinc, copper, magnesium, nickel and other nonferrous metal foundries
  • 02.01  Material groups
  • 02.01.001  Aluminium and its alloys

Aluminium and its alloys

  • 02  Nonferrous metal castings - Aluminium, zinc, copper, magnesium, nickel and other nonferrous metal foundries
  • 02.01  Material groups
  • 02.01.004  Copper and its alloys

Copper and its alloys

  • 02  Nonferrous metal castings - Aluminium, zinc, copper, magnesium, nickel and other nonferrous metal foundries
  • 02.02  Production processes
  • 02.02.002  Permanent mould casting
  • 02.02.002.01  Gravity die casting
  • 02  Nonferrous metal castings - Aluminium, zinc, copper, magnesium, nickel and other nonferrous metal foundries
  • 02.03  Customers and uses of nonferrous metal castings
  • 02.03.020  Power generation and distribution

Power generation and distribution

  • 02  Nonferrous metal castings - Aluminium, zinc, copper, magnesium, nickel and other nonferrous metal foundries
  • 02.03  Customers and uses of nonferrous metal castings
  • 02.03.044  Medical engineering

Medical engineering

  • 02  Nonferrous metal castings - Aluminium, zinc, copper, magnesium, nickel and other nonferrous metal foundries
  • 02.03  Customers and uses of nonferrous metal castings
  • 02.03.065  Traffic engineering
  • 02  Nonferrous metal castings - Aluminium, zinc, copper, magnesium, nickel and other nonferrous metal foundries
  • 02.04  Examples of cast products for the listed customers and applications
  • 02.04.060  Rail vehicle components

Rail vehicle components

  • 03  Services
  • 03.02  Product development
  • 03.02.005  Diemaking
  • 03.02.005.03  Cast iron mould

Cast iron mould

Our products

Product category: Aluminium and its alloys

Aluminum casting

Properties

Most aluminum alloys have excellent casting properties.
Cast parts made of these materials can be welded very well
in our casting process, have variable strength due to the
different alloys, often high strain and impact toughness,
and the cast primary aluminum alloys are resistant to corrosion.

Areas of application

Cast parts made of an aluminum alloy are primarily suitable for complex,
pressure-tight, fatigue-resistant, and impact-resistant design elements. Accordingly,
they are used in a wide range of applications:

  • in machinery, motor vehicle, and engine manufacturing
  • in household appliances
  • in weapons systems
  • in electrical applications
  • in railway applications
  • in wind power systems
  • in environmental systems

 

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Product category: Copper and its alloys

Copper casting

Properties

Parts made of copper and copper-chromium alloys transmit electrical current with
extremely low resistance. Copper is also very resistant to corrosions, whether it is
above or below the waterline. The hardness, conductivity, and not least the cost
can be varied by using different alloys.

Areas of application

Designs produced as gravity die copper castings can be found wherever electrical
current flows. As contact holders, short circuit rings, grounding contacts,
contact tabs, high-voltage switch components, electrode arms, and much
more, they are used in a wide range of applications:

  • in electrical systems
  • in power supplies
  • in converters
  • in transformers
  • in railway applications and overhead lines
  • for welding electrodes

Alloys

 

  • Cu-C is highly conductive and offers a wide range of applications. When silver-plated it has even higher conductivity, particularly at contact surfaces.
  • CuCr1 is a chromium alloyed copper material that is particularly hard and strong. It nevertheless has good electrical conductivity.

 

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Product category: Gravity die casting

Precision meets strength: Gravity die casting casting by MKB

In the gravity die casting process, liquid metal is poured into a metal casting mould -
known as the mould - through an inlet gate.
The cavity of the mould is filled with liquid metal under the force of gravity alone.
This has several advantages:

  • Low cost per part relative to sand casting
  • Our precision gravity die casting produces similar tolerances to investment casting
  • Tooling costs are significantly lower than for pressure die-casting
  • Smooth surfaces and fine geometries with precision chill moulds
  • High casting capacity, depending on the part
  • Low porosity, high density casting

Various metals and alloys can be processed as gravity die castings - depending on
the desired requirements and area of application of the cast part.

 

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Product category: Power generation and distribution

Powered around the world

The transmission of electric current requires very high conductivity. Copper has long been the most dependable material in electronics that must reliably transmit high current levels in fractions of a second, e.g. in switchgear construction. Copper alloys also have outstanding combinations of properties when superior mechanical properties are needed in addition to high electrical conductivity.

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Product category: Medical engineering

Precision is the best medicine

Our casting alloys are predestined for use in medical technology. This is due not only to the surface quality of our castings, which we achieve through a complex surface treatment, but also to their corrosion resistance. Other positive properties are

  • Lower tooling costs
  • Almost any design is possible
  • Great advantages with cast-in inserts

(joining parts of two different materials)

 

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Product category: Traffic engineering

We help big trucks reducing weight

With our advanced chill casting process we can produce components that are ideal for use in heavy trucks:

  • Weight savings with aluminum
  • Various material advantages versus steel
  • Dry-running properties for copper alloys

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Product category: Rail vehicle components

Top of the rail

Extensive areas of railway engineering, particularly in overhead lines, have been shifted from traditional sand casting to gravity die casting in recent years.
The advantages with respect to dimensional accuracy and surface quality speak for themselves, and allow economical production. Casting near to final dimensions in the chill mould enables machining to be reduced to a minimum.

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Product category: Cast iron mould

Raw castings

Raw castings from our gravity die casting process are already superior to many forming processes, particular with respect to precision, strength, and cost-effectiveness:

 

  • all raw casting components are produced with high precision according to DIN EN ISO 8062-3
  • Alloys containing copper are cast according to DIN EN 1982:2008-08 or as special MKB alloys
  • Aluminum alloys are cast according to DIN EN 1706:2010-06
  • Continuous monitoring of every batch using spectral analysis guarantees precise conformance to DIN specifications and required strength valves
  • High precision paired with years of experience ensure stable reproducible quality
  • Intensive consultation, starting in the planning phase, results in an excellent price to performance ratio

 

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