Kovolis Hedvikov has been long-term focused on new progressive technologies and development projects.
FSW - Friction Stir Welding
We have started testing FSW (Friction Stir Welding) technology. The tests are running especially on heating exchangers.
Development of 'SMART DIE'
We are actively participating in a project ‘SMART DIE FOR HIGH PRESSURE DIE CASTING‘, running under TREND program, supported by Czech Technological Agency, together with casting institute of Technical university VUT – FSI and with company MecasESI. Utilising advance simulations, real-time die monitoring and datamining, we aim to develop a methodology enabling to increaese tooling lifetime of high pressure dies.
- Squeeze casting / Squeeze Master
- Steel inserts overcast
- Rheocasting (semisolid)
- High silicon content alloys usage (AlSi14xxx)
- Lost (salt) cores
- DMC coding
- On-line production data collection
- Production data processing
- Micro spraying
- Automated (robotised) deburring
- Robotised machining
- Helium pressure testing
- Non abrasive die cleaning
- 3D scanning
Kovolis Hedvikov working together with technical universities in long-term co-operation; not only on research but also solving graduate theses.