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Reference Number InnUK/102180/01
Title Powder to Powertrain
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 50%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Aerospace Metal Composites Ltd
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 May 2015
End Date 30 April 2017
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £452,503
Industrial Sectors
Region South East
Programme Competition Call: 1406_CRD2_HVM_NMMP - Mechanical conversion manufacturing processes - CRD. Activity Mechanical conversion manufacturing processes (CD&D)
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Aerospace Metal Composites Ltd (38.899%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Jaguar Land Rover Limited (5.270%)
Project Contact , Advanced Forming Research Centre (29.353%)
Project Contact , GE Precision Engineering Limited (26.478%)
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Objectives
Abstract European regulations stipulate a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for automotive vehicles, this can only be achieved by lightweighting of the vehicles themselves alongside more efficient engine and drivetrain technologies. Current engine designs require higher operating temperatures alongside higher combusion pressures, these can only be achieved with the use of metal composite components. Metal composites have proven to be a successful engine component material for motorsport applications, however the cost restrictions on commerical automotive vehicles has prohitited the use of these materials for larger volume applications. The POWder to POWertrain (POW2) program will examine the issues to realise the larger volume manufacturing of metal composite automtive drivetrain components, focusing on pistons. The project will conocentrate on low cost routes for metal composite production and the shaping and machining of the final piston components and will aim to achieve a cost reduction of 50% compared to current conventional manfacturing routes for metal composite components.European regulations stipulate a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for automotive vehicles, this can only be achieved by lightweighting of the vehicles themselves alongside more efficient engine and drivetrain technologies. Current engine designs require higher operating temperatures alongside higher combusion pressures, these can only be achieved with the use of metal composite components. Metal composites have proven to be a successful engine component material for motorsport applications, however the cost restrictions on commerical automotive vehicles has prohitited the use of these materials for larger volume applications. The POWder to POWertrain (POW2) program will examine the issues to realise the larger volume manufacturing of metal composite automtive drivetrain components, focusing on pistons. The project will conocentrate on low cost routes for metal composite production and the shaping and machining of the final piston components and will aim to achieve a cost reduction of 50% compared to current conventional manfacturing routes for metal composite components.European regulations stipulate a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for automotive vehicles, this can only be achieved by lightweighting of the vehicles themselves alongside more efficient engine and drivetrain technologies. Current engine designs require higher operating temperatures alongside higher combusion pressures, these can only be achieved with the use of metal composite components. Metal composites have proven to be a successful engine component material for motorsport applications, however the cost restrictions on commerical automotive vehicles has prohitited the use of these materials for larger volume applications. The POWder to POWertrain (POW2) program will examine the issues to realise the larger volume manufacturing of metal composite automtive drivetrain components, focusing on pistons. The project will conocentrate on low cost routes for metal composite production and the shaping and machining of the final piston components and will aim to achieve a cost reduction of 50% compared to current conventional manfacturing routes for metal composite components.European regulations stipulate a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for automotive vehicles, this can only be achieved by lightweighting of the vehicles themselves alongside more efficient engine and drivetrain technologies. Current engine designs require higher operating temperatures alongside higher combusion pressures, these can only be achieved with the use of metal composite components. Metal composites have proven to be a successful engine component material for motorsport applications, however the cost restrictions on commerical automotive vehicles has prohitited the use of these materials for larger volume applications. The POWder to POWertrain (POW2) program will examine the issues to realise the larger volume manufacturing of metal composite automtive drivetrain components, focusing on pistons. The project will conocentrate on low cost routes for metal composite production and the shaping and machining of the final piston components and will aim to achieve a cost reduction of 50% compared to current conventional manfacturing routes for metal composite components.
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