Innovative technologies. Excellent products

As a direct development partner to the automotive industry, the technological development and casting implementation of intelligent light metal casting components is an important core competence of the Light Metal Casting division. We focus our development activities on the optimisation of drive technologies, new lightweight concepts and the enhancement of our production processes.

Many years of refined development competence at Handtmann create the conditions required for turning our customers’ visions into economically efficient series products.

Product development

Involving our development division in the product creation process at an early stage makes a big contribution to ensuring the economic efficiency of your product. Everything we think and do in product development revolves around the topics of lightweight construction and CO2 reduction. 

Process development

Consistent and specific process development is essential for ensuring an efficient and economically efficient production process and for remaining competitive on the market. As a link between R&D and series production, we deal with

  • Optimisation of process parameters
  • Process validation
  • Tool and material optimisation   

Transparency for quality and reliability

Our process and method concepts take compliance with quality standards, deadlines and costs into consideration at every single stage of development. Handtmann is always developing the methods used at the various locations further in order to be able to use the most efficient processes.

Maximum quality in each product phase

We consult closely with our customers in the initial concept and development phase on issues of geometrical layout and functional analysis.

The primary concern for us here at Handtmann is always to use the best possible manufacturing concept with the most efficient technology in order to be able to supply our customers with a reliable and sustainable product. Each product is developed and designed specifically in consideration of the functional requirements for the optimal production method.

Important findings from simulations

The virtual simulation of customers’ systems enables early analysis of the product requirements for the area of use in question. Throughout the entire development process of new products, we constantly compare the measurements taken against the simulation models of the casting and filling simulations, which we continue to develop further. This allows us to work in close collaboration with our customers in a very purposeful and cost-optimised manner.

In safe hands from the outset

From the outset, our project managers are firmly anchored in the project along the entire process chain from development to series production and support the customer in each phase as a single point of contact.

Quality is never left to chance

From the moment a project starts, we take responsibility for all quality-related issues. Feasibility studies, FMEA and sustainable quality concepts form the basis for meeting both our own claims to quality as well as the requirements and claims of our customers.

For consistent process monitoring, we rely on the latest technologies and statistical methods at all stages of a project in order to take early action.

Handtmann design manual

Information on the technologies and methods can be found in our Handtmann design Manual (only in german).


Design manual (only in german)

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Handtmann data exchange

Data exchange

As basic CAD/CAM systems in the development areas

We use CATIA, PRO/Engineer and Siemens NX

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Whether for the development of complex cast products or whole new concepts.

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