Local Synergies Castings Ltd., leaders in aluminium alloy wheels, recently won a prestigious research and development grant from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research to pursue further research in advanced low pressure die casting (LPDC).

The project ‘Conservation of steel/iron/forged/cast under chassis auto components to lighter weight aluminium equivalent by deploying advanced LPDC process' would further push the frontiers of casting technology and controls to make even ‘lighter and stronger castings' and such aluminium and composites were key to enhanced performance in the automotive, aerospace, and engineering industries, a company spokesman said.

The project would be implemented as a joint collaboration of Synergies and DSIR and monitored by an expert committee of scientists and officers from prestigious institutions and universities, he added.