1992-11-01

New Materials for Automotive Pistons 921449

The methodology for the search for new materials for automotive pistons is presented. It led to the ascertain of the manufacturing feasibility of two materials with forecasted medium-term availability and competitive cost. Some manufacturing features as well as materials and pistons bench tests results are presented. This on going research determined that a rapidly solidified alloy has the best potential trade-off between piston cost and engine benefit.

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