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SPE Awards Event
Published On: December 2nd, 2022
We are honored to receive third and fourth place SPE awards for our innovation strength in the "enabler technology" category.
High3P, our representative in Europe, was on hand to accept the awards, along with Solvay.
Allegheny Awarded Two Enabler Technology SPE Awards
Congratulations to all the winners at the SPE Central Europe Division awards event. We are honored to receive third and fourth place SPE awards for our innovation strength in the “enabler technology” category. High3P, our representative in Europe, was on hand to accept the awards, along with Solvay. The event was an impressive showcase of many innovations in the automotive industry.
Our Solvay Torlon® PAI gear won third place. The part is an oil pump helical gear designed for an EV or ICE automotive transmission. In testing, the material in the gear cut the noise by half at the most critical engine speeds, while also reducing weight considerably when compared to its metal counterpart. Gears like this can be used at 20,000 rpms or more in EV power trains as well, opening up the number of varied possible applications. We are working with our partner, GETEC, to demonstrate the viability of this enabling technology in long term tests. You can read our press release about the gear in an earlier blog post, here.
Fourth prize went to our Thermoplastic Composite Injection Molded (TPC-IOM) part, a hybrid, thermoformed composite shape, injection-overmolded in a single process. This part combines the exceptional mechanical properties of composites, along with the design freedom and cost savings that the injection molding process provides. Together with Solvay, we developed the related technology for various high-performance polymers. This new technology can drive the replacement of metal parts with lightweight polymer parts in Automotive and other industries. You can read all about the TPC-IOM demonstrator part here, as well as download our informational pdf.
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