The company plans to work with Ford Motor Company to develop the parts using the company’s PM manufacturing technology. They will be tested in passenger, commercial, and military vehicles.

The US $150,000 grant comes from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of its Small Business Innovative Research financing. The NSF hopes that the commercial impact of the project will be reduced weight in parts (particularly reciprocating applications) at a lower cost than with conventional titanium parts.
The work is estimated for completion by June 30, 2011.