Powder metal (PM) specialist Höganäs has partnered with UK gear manufacturer Dontyne Gears to develop improved driveline products.
Powder metal (PM) specialist Höganäs has partnered with UK gear manufacturer Dontyne Gears to develop improved driveline products.

Powder metal (PM) specialist Höganäs has partnered with UK gear manufacturer Dontyne Gears to develop improved driveline products.

The two companies have begun to look into hybridising a pick-up truck to take advantage of PM gearing and electrical motor solutions.

Cutting weight both from electric and traditional internal combustion engine and driveline solution vehicles continues to be a major focus for the automotive industry,’ Höganäs says. ‘We help car manufacturers and system suppliers design, test and prototype new, light-weight metal powder driveline solutions that are a much better fit for the hybridisation and electrification of the automotive industry,’ said Eckart Schneider, PM director at Höganäs.

Dontyne Gears contributes with system design analysis, manufacture of machined prototypes and benchtesting of gears with a very flexible test rig.

’Car manufacturers will benefit greatly when switching to components made out of PM instead of solid steel. We see a number of new applications where PM brings big advantages, such as weight and inertia as well as noise reduction,’ said Mike Fish, Dontyne Gears CEO.

This story uses material from Höganäswith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.