A study conducted by TAG’s Research, Development and Innovation group which investigates the effects of heat treatment on austenitic grain size.
In recent years, the automotive industry has concentrated its efforts on achieving significant reductions in fuel consumption and, at the same time, improving the safety of the vehicles produced.
This orientation has had an impact on the construction of cars, resulting in an increase in the production of light materials at the expense of steel and pushing above all the die-casting aluminium industry to produce increasingly larger parts.
To meet these demands, as we have mentioned in previously published articles, the moulds necessary for the production of die-cast parts have grown both in size and weight.
This growth has had an impact on several companies which are contributing to this production: steel mills, mould makers and companies performing heat treatments on large dies.