Inexpensive, Lightweight Motorcycle Aluminum Frames with High Design Appeal
Aluminum frames made with our CF die-casting technology
- Lighter weight
- Higher rigidity
- Higher precision
- Design appeal
- Cost reduction
Our CF (controlled filling) die-casting technology yields a number of benefits, such as higher vacuum degree in the mold cavity, precise control of mold temperature, and higher melt injection (flow) speed. We also developed a special release agent to facilitate separation of the finished casting, and all of these led to a significant reduction in gas porosity defects in the cast aluminum piece. Further, CF die casting enables us to create lighter, more rigid castings with high design appeal while also reducing manufacturing costs. In comparison, the frame of a previous motorcycle model made of steel pipe was composed of 88 individual parts, required 9 m of welding, and weighed 22.5 kg. The latest CF die-cast frame consists of only 7 parts, requires no welding at all, and weighs only 13.8 kg.