Lightweight Aluminium Subframe
Award category for entry:
Automotive & Transportation
Taken into production / produced on:
VW - Komponenten-Fahrwezk-Entwicklung - Braunschweig
VW - Leichtmetallzentrum - Braunschweig
Standard subframe has a wall thickness of at least 5.5 mm to ensure producibility. Lower wall thickness would cause casting defects. For future suspension parts is it necessary to reduce minimum wall thickness to reduce weight. This can be realised by using structured die surfaces.