Lightweight steering pinions

The demonstrator brought into this test case is a steering pinion housing for the automotive industry. The pinion cast from Al and Mg alloys, reinforced by SiC NPs, must meet the material characteristics of the OEM and Tier 1 industries, providing a substantial weight saving respect to steel pinion and reducing the material needed to produce the part thus providing a market advantage for TC6 partner(Hidria) in the automotive supply chain.

TC6 entered in two different pilot lines, GSC (ÖGI) and HPDC (UBRUN) and both used an Al-based SiC reinforced powder masterbatch, provided by MBN and developed in TC 1.

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