Entwicklung einer Methodik zur Modularisierung von Druckgusswerkzeugen

  • Development of a methodology for the modularisation of high pressure die casting dies

Queudeville, Yann; Bührig-Polaczek, Andreas (Thesis advisor); Feldhusen, Jörg (Thesis advisor)

Aachen : Giesserei-Institut der RWTH Aachen (2015, 2016)
Book, Dissertation / PhD Thesis

In: Ergebnisse aus Forschung und Entwicklung / Giesserei-Institut, RWTH Aachen University 19
Page(s)/Article-Nr.: XIV, 165 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme

Dissertation, RWTH Aachen, 2015


The Cluster of Excellence "Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries" at the RWTH Aachen University, promoted and financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) is pursuing the long-term goal of increasing the com-petitiveness of German production technology. Focus is on the development of cross-solutions for complicated tasks with an integrative approach.A major goal for production processes of the future is to create a synthesis of mass and individual production. The motivation behind this work lies in the reduction of production costs with a simultaneous increase of the current product range. For high pressure die casting in general, there is a one-to-one correlation between the die and casting. The time-consuming and costly design and manufacturing of die casting dies will be simplified, enabling rapid implementation of product variants.To achieve this, the methodology is composed of a sequence of three phases. During these phases, the focus is narrowed down from company perspective to die perspective, and finally, to die component perspective. By consecutively proceeding through the phases, one identifies the stage of the production process where modularisation is most beneficial, and categorises die components with respect to their modularisation potential. The final phase determines how a chosen component is turned into a module. This includes determining how many different variations of each module property are needed to be able to cover the desired product portfolio by simultaneously lowering the overall costs.The methodology provides a systematic approach for designing modular dies with which even individual customer requirements can be met.


  • Chair for Foundry Science and Foundry Institute [526110]
  • Division of Materials Science and Engineering [520000]
  • Integrative ProductionTechnology for High-Wage Countries [080025]