Havel
metal foam

Series producer for aluminium foam systems

With our Havel Lite® series, Havel metal foam has specialised in the development and production of aluminium foam and aluminium foam sandwiches – a highly innovative lightweight material.

We have worked together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology to develop unique production technology that uses this modern material on an industrial scale. Innovative lightweight construction solutions can be realised for various sectors using the versatile Havel Lite® range.

Services

Research & Development
FEM Calculations
Product solutions
Series production
Further processing

Strong lightweight

Aluminium foam is lighter than water and still a stable, metallic material. It is an important material for lightweight constructions in industries and areas where there are high, but cost-effective requirements for the material and at the same time the energy factor should be optimised, for example, through a reduction in weight.

Cellular structures found throughout nature serve as an example. The cellular structure has closed pores, composed of stochastically distributed cavities. They are therefore not similar to a beehive structure, but rather are irregular like corals or bones. These material are very light, yet possess remarkable stiffness and stability properties, which can also be achieved with aluminium foam and result in advantages in different industrial sectors.

Technical equipment

  • Infrared ovens
  • electrically heated continuous furnaces
  • CNC milling systems

Poduction
capacity

  • Aluminum foam sandwiches,
  • foamed components
  • 3D-shaped elements

Pocessing
technologies

  • bending
  • welding
  • milling
  • drilling
  • mechanical processing

Series production

Produce aluminium foam technologies in series? With ease! Havel metal foam is the first and only manufacturer to produce four different aluminium foam technologies in series production – even large quantities with reproducible product qualities.

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Manufacturing & processing

During the production of aluminium foam, infrared ovens – a type of powerful “toaster” – are used. Products like aluminium foam sandwiches can be created in particular using the powder metallurgy process.

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Research & development

The engineers at Havel metal foam develop versatile sample constructions for sectors that would like to use aluminium foam as a new material for special applications.

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