Press Archive - Trade Media


New Perspectives for Crash Safety and Product Quality: Thin-walled Forged Parts in the Car Body

The portfolio of the Hirschvogel Automotive Group is expanding continuously. A new product group is now being generated: Forged steel or aluminum parts for applications in the car body.


Cross Rolling Revolution: Non-Round Components

Cross rolling is a highly efficient and cost-effective hot forging process. At Hirschvogel we have taken cross rolling to the next level. In a patent-pending process, it is possible for the first time to generate non-rotationally symmetric parts through the appropriate design of both tools.


Hirschvogel Tech Solutions - Unique Solution Provider for High-Performance Components

Hirschvogel is making its expertise available to the market as a service. In product development phases during which the serial supplier has not yet been established, or in application areas in which Hirschvogel is not (yet) active, or in the context of thematic or regional proximity, Hirschvogel Tech Solutions - in contrast to conventional engineering service providers - focuses on cost-efficient design appropriate to the production process and materials.


New Plant for the Hirschvogel Automotive Group in Mexico

The Hirschvogel Automotive Group will expand its global presence by founding and setting up a new plant in Mexico.


Maximum Pressure in Diesel Injection Systems with New Materials

Hirschvogel is the first choice when it comes to forging high-performance parts. Through new material developments as well as the possibility of carrying out analyses using two scanning electron microscopes, and on the basis of long-standing experience in large series production, we are able to offer our customers new solutions and the necessary support in selecting materials to bring even more sophisticated components onto the road.


Lighter Components at Reduced Costs

In 2020 a new guideline for CO2 emissions will come into force in the EU. This requires automotive manufacturers to achieve an average fleet target of 95 g/km. To meet this demand, vehicles need to be optimized continuously. Here, Hirschvogel would like to support the automotive industry as an innovative partner and is working on achieving lightweight design with forging.


Patent Production in Full Swing

Innovative ideas on the cost-efficiency and performance increase of forged components at the Hirschvogel Automotive Group.


Aluminum Forging at Hirschvogel Automotive Components in Pinghu, China

At the Hirschvogel plant in Pinghu, China, an additional machining hall will go into production at the end of 2015. The new building spans approx. 5.500 m2 (just over 59,000 ft 2) and is located only a few minutes away from the existing plant.




The Lightweight Forging Initiative - Phase II: Light Commercial Vehicle Demonstrates 99 kg of Lightweight Design Potential

In 2014, the first phase of The Lightweight Forging Initiative highlighted a lightweight design potential of 42 kg for a medium-sized car. Due to the positive reactions of the customers in the automotive industry and based on the good cooperation among the companies of The Lightweight Forging Initiative, it was decided to continue activities. During the second phase, a light commercial vehicle in the form of a van was analyzed.




Complex Forged Components Worldwide from a Single Source

From 1990, in-house forgings werde soft machined at the plant in Denklingen. The technology of pre- and finish-machining was consistently built up and expanded from 1999 with the founding of Hirschvogel Komponenten GmbH. In the meantime, Hirschvogel can look back to 25 years of machining and 15 years of the Schongau plant. This company development contains a strong logic, aspects of which can be demonstrated by taking a look at several components, for example the eccentric shaft for variable control, the monoblock piston with coolilng duct and stainless steel common rail for high-pressure gasoline injection.