The challenge in the Automotive market

Developments in material technology can provide a number of economical and environmental benefits, in terms of reduced weight and material consumption, increased strength, reduced energy and increased vehicle performance. New materials technologies of interest include lightweight alloys and polymers, fluids, coatings, biotechnology and nanotechnology.
The engine and powertrain represent a significant proportion of total vehicle weight. There is a nearly linear relationship between vehicle weight and fuel consumption respectively vehicle performance. Reducing weight and size provides benefits in terms of vehicle efficiency, emissions, braking distance, acceleration as well as design flexibility. Advances in materials, improvements in engine design and management systems will achieve weight and size reductions.
Benefits of UIT

Besides the possibility to extend the fatigue life of welded details, it is possible to reduce weight significantly.

EsonixUIT improves weld details by lowering the residual stresses, reducing the potential for stress corrosion cracking, increase the resistance to brittle fracture and material strength enhancement.

Typical applications

EsonixUIT can be used to enhance the fatigue life and reduce weight in many different automotive components, such as:

  • Chassis parts
  • Gears
  • Brake drums
  • Rotors
  • Flywheels
  • Yokes
  • Connecting rods
  • Crank shafts
  • Cam shafts
  • Engine cradles
  • Aluminum wheels