Fusible Core Technology: From Research to Industrialization 910587
Today, all automotive manufactures are interested in the fusible core technology. This technique makes it possible to advantageously manufacture inlet manifolds in plastic instead of aluminum.
In plastic, weight is reduced by a factor of two and the performances of the engine are increased. Due to integration of functions during manufacturing the number of parts is reduced, thus resulting in cost reduction.
A study of this process is presented. The results and understanding of this technology are currently incorporated in fully automated production lines.