Collaboration Targets Lighter Car ComponentsMay 23, 2019
Cutting weight from electric and traditional internal combustion engine and driveline solutions continues to be a major focus for the automotive industry. Getting more miles per gallon and increasing the range of plug-in vehicles are critical as we move toward the era of electrification.
Recognizing that lighter powder metal components with complex designs can bring substantial costs savings for car manufacturers and system suppliers, Höganäs and Dontyne Gears, through a newly formed cooperation, announced a package of services to improve driveline solutions.
“We help car manufacturers and system suppliers design, test and prototype new, light-weight Metal Powder driveline solutions that are a much better fit for the hybridization and electrification of the automotive industry,” says Eckart Schneider, director of powder metallurgy (PM) business development at Sweden-based Höganäs AB.“As materials and production techniques continuously improve, there are many applications that benefit from being looked at again to find much simpler and more cost-efficient alternatives,” says Mike Fish, CEO of UK-based Dontyne Gears Ltd.