TOUGHMET® ALLOY POWERTRAIN COMPONENTS IMPROVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE
To minimize power losses in high performance powertrains, engineers design components to be lightweight and easy to move. That means choosing structural materials that are strong and lightweight. The unique property combination of Materion’s ToughMet 3 alloy makes it ideal for durable powertrain components used in high performance racing and automotive applications. ToughMet offers many beneficial properties, including:
- High strength
- Low friction
- Excellent machinability
- Galling, corrosion and wear resistance
- Lead (Pb) free
Learn more about ToughMet 3 AT copper-nickel-tin alloy.
HEAR ABOUT TOUGHMET VALVE GUIDES FROM AN INDUSTRY EXPERT
TIGHTER CLEARANCES WITH LOW FRICTION
When used for bearings, thrust washers and valve guides, ToughMet alloy maintains tight clearances longer than self-lubricating materials that have to wear in order to supply lubricant. ToughMet alloy derives its low coefficient of friction from having a microscopically smooth surface that results in minimal wear. Because it resists wear, ToughMet alloy holds the as-installed clearance several times longer than other bearing materials.
In addition, the superior oxidation resistance of ToughMet alloy makes it less likely to blacken or tarnish, allowing heat to dissipate more quickly.
ToughMet alloy is just one material that improves automotive performance. See which alloy is the best fit for your powertrain needs.
WRAPPED BEARINGS MADE FROM TOUGHMET ALLOY
Bowman International Ltd. provides wrapped bearings made from strips of high-strength ToughMet alloy. The BowMet® product line features standard size, thin-walled wrapped bearings with all the benefits ToughMet alloys provide in machined bearings. See the BowMet catalog for more information about standard sizes. Custom sizes are also available.
AVAILABLE FORMS OF TOUGHMET ALLOYS
ToughMet alloy is available in plate, rod, tube, wire and a variety of cast shapes. Mechanical properties may vary by product size, form and temper. Please see our ToughMet data sheets for specific values. We can also supply rough or finish machined parts to meet customer supplied drawings.
IMPROVING ENGINE PERFORMANCE WHITE PAPER
Read our white paper that was presented at Engine Expo 2017, "Improving Engine Performance with High Performance Alloys." The paper includes data showing how valve seats, valve guides and compression rings made of specialty alloys increase part life and engine efficiency.
Contact us for more information about ToughMet alloys and to learn how we can provide you with customized products and services to meet your performance racing needs.