Material & Manufacturing

Integration of Microcellular Foam Injection and Co-injection Moulding Technology for Producing Value-added Plastic Automotive Parts

Integration of Microcellular Foam Injection and Co-injection Moulding Technology for Producing Value-added Plastic Automotive Parts

Looking for light materials has been a substantial desire of automotive manufacturers. This new innovative material process combines the microcellular foam injection and co-injection results in an integrated system. The technology is beneficial to produce high-quality automotive plastic components with significant reduction in weight. It can be applied on bulky decorative parts, such as interior trims, handles; or non-decorative parts that require weight reduction, such as bumpers, fenders, etc. More

  Powder Metal Forming Technology for Aluminum-Titanium Alloys

Powder Metal Forming Technology for Aluminum-Titanium Alloys

Vehicle weight reduction has been an effective way to increase fuel efficiency. Plastics, aluminum and magnesium are some of the lightweight materials being used to replace steel and cast iron to reduce vehicular weight. However, due to the low melting point of these materials, they cannot be used in high temperature application such as exhaust manifolds, exhaust pipes and cylinder liners. Titanium (Ti) and Aluminum (Al) alloy is a high strength alloy and it is much lighter compare to iron/steel. This project used a patented Ti-Al composition formula with powder metal sintering technology to form a high temperature light weight alloy for automotive applications. more