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Österreichisches Gießerei-Institut

Österreichisches Gießerei-Institut

The Austrian Foundry Research Institute is focused on applications of castings in Transport applications (automotive, rail aerospace). Particular focus is on light metals (Mg, Al, Ti) and their material properties and processing by casting. Space activities have been in the fields of thermal-physical characterisation of re-entry materials and mechanical material characterisation.

Technologies and competences

The ÖGI has facilities to produce prototype castings, simulation and modelling, mechanical characterisation of static and dynamic properties at low (-80 °C) and high (900 °C) temperatures, as well as the capacity to determine thermo-physical properties (Cp, thermal expansion, thermal diffusivity, poison-, young- coefficients over temperature), chemical analysis and is accredited to ISO 17025.

Products and services in space

  • Materials evaluation
  • Materials testing
  • Modelling and simulation

Space related test benches, laboratories, etc.

• Thermo-physical laboratory determining properties for materials (re-entry) and modelling of thermal heat transport and fluid flow phenomena
• Accredited materials testing of space materials within a wide temperature range

Employees 10 - 50
Turnover 1 - 5M€
Export quota space
  Research Development Production
Applied Research: Spacecraft
Applied Research: Launchers and Manned Flight
Applied Research: Ground Segment      
Applied Research: Instruments and Payloads      
Applied Research: Satellite-based Services      
Basic Research for Space Technology      
Other Experimental Research

Österreichisches Gießerei-Institut
Parkstraße 21, 8700 Leoben
+43 3842 43101-0
Contact: Peter Schumacher
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Last modification: 2018-07-04