Casting technology

Your partner for cost-conscious and innovative metallic casting processes in the context of Casting 4.0

We concentrate on the casting of metallic materials. Our core competences include indirect additive manufacturing, molding materials, process development and analytics. This combination provides an excellent starting position for interdisciplinary research.

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Fraunhofer IGCV - your partner for casting technology

Profile Casting technology


Indirect Additive Manufacturing (iAM)

  • Further development of the binder jetting process with regard to:
  • Suitability tests for molding materials, binders and different casting materials
  • Constructions suitable for cleaning
  • Automation solutions of the downstream processes for an economic mass production

Molding materials and inorganic binder systems

  • Research and testing of inorganically bonded sand binder systems for core shooting and indirect additive manufacturing
  • Materials testing: mechanical materials testing, temperature resistance and gas permeability measurements

Process Development

  • Simulations along the casting process chain
  • Prototype production in aluminum, copper and iron materials
  • Development of hybrid material composites
  • Value stream analysis
  • Process Data Management
  • Sensor technology for casting processes
  • AI models for casting use


  • Mechanical tests
  • Chemical analyses
  • Thermoanalytical tests
  • Optical investigations

Future-oriented Foundry Research

Our research from start to finish along the process chain using the example of a battery tray with a cast-in bottom plate:

References in the casting sector


  • BMW AG
  • MWS Industrieholding GmbH
  • Pinter Guss GmbH
  • Brembo S.p.A.
  • NRU GmbH
  • Volkswagen AG

Casting supplier

  • FILL Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  • K + S Aktiengesellschaft
  • voxeljet AG
  • Hüttenes-Albertus Chemische Werke GmbH

Other areas

  • AMK Holding GmbH & Co. KG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Flow Science Deutschland GmbH
  • Evum Motors GmbH
  • Feynsinn
  • EDAG Production Solutions GmbH & Co. KG

General Customer references Fraunhofer IGCV

The Fraunhofer IGCV

We are shaping the future of efficient engineering, networked production and intelligent multi-material solutions.

reference projects and publications

Industry solutions

The key sectors of the Fraunhofer IGCV:
  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive and commercial vehicles

Cooperation with the Fraunhofer IGCV

We will be happy to find a customised solution for you.