A material saving of 30% was was possible to choose a different production process. This towbar coupling was optimized by casting in aluminum. The parts were originally produced by using sand casting.
By applying the right ribs to the right places the weight is reduced and material savings is made possible! The old weight of 817 grams becomes 584 grams.
Especially for the automotive industry is a significant savings. In addition to material the cycle time of the casting process was also lower, since the product can harden much faster.