OxMet has already used its software to develop a range of compositions which promise higher performance than the alloys now in use. See below for more information.
Whether bespoke or off-the-shelf, we design for performance.
Balancing high performance with cost efficiency in the automotive industry
Turbochargers in vehicles currently use two alloy materials for the production of turbine wheels that effect the speed at which a car can travel. One that is high performing and more expensive to produce and the other which has a lower specification but is more cost effective. OxMet Technologies was set the challenge of achieving both for a leading manufacturer.
Using our proprietary software and Alloy by Design solution we carried out multiple tests to understand the composition of the highest performing alloy against cost effectiveness. However, in order to ensure the most optimised performance we also tested against variables that included fatigue resistance, oxidation and castability amongst others. We produced our own turbine wheels to test the capabilities of the alloys and to deepen our understanding of the application requirements.
After consultation with our customer we then created a second generation of alloys. Our application-led approach means that we are flexible to adapt our compositions to the subtle configurations of their performance requirements. Our approach has enabled our customer, a turbine wheel manufacturer, to customise their product to the highest performance requirements of car manufacturers at the most cost effective price point. This allows them to not only deliver a high quality product but to also differentiate themselves in the market.