Heat Treating Aluminum through Powder Coat

Request Number N273653
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IncWell's partner is looking for a powder coat process where a lower grade of material be stamped and then use the powder coat process to heat treat the material up to the required strength.



In the automotive sphere, manufacturers are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to reduce vehicle weight while maintaining vehicle strength and integrity.


Many components, once made from stamped steel, are now being produced with stamped aluminum. The stamped aluminum piece requires a powder coat to be applied in order to improve wear properties and reduce friction. Unfortunately, at small radii, that grade of aluminum can be difficult to stamp precisely and accurately.


We are seeking a powder coating process that, as a by-product, will also heat treat that aluminum piece. 


Key Success Criteria
  • Aluminum material AISI 5083-H32 per ASTM B209M, 1.6mm thick
  • Powder Coat PPG Envirocron  PCM-90133 Black Epoxy Powder 90 micro meters thick
  • Minimum TRL 4


Possible Approaches

IncWell's partner is open to all potential solutions.


Approaches not of interest



Preferred Collaboration types
  • To Be Negotiated
Items to be submitted

When responding to this request, please be sure to provide a non-confidential description of the simulation technology you propose along with information regarding your alignment with the Key Success Criteria as well as your desired business relationship with IncWell's partner.


Point of Contact
Jonathan Jakischa
Area of Interest
  • Commercial & Industrial Design
  • Manufacturing & Fabrication
  • Forming & Stamping
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Process Control
  • Materials Processing
  • Materials Handling
Due Date
December 29, 2017
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