IncWell's partner seeks to identify potential replacement materials for use as an alternative to die cast aluminum housings for gearboxes.
Automotive gearbox housings are constrained by a variety of parameters: weight, cost, performance and noise. At present, die cast aluminum is the material of choice, providing an acceptable balance of these competing concerns – for example:
IncWell’s partner seeks inventors and manufacturers with new and novel materials that can provide an alternative solution to aluminum in terms of weight reduction, cost savings, improved NVH behavior and function integration.
The desired solution must be able to satisfy automotive requirements to gear box housings, namely: energy transmission, cooling, inclusion of inner components, protection the gearing from dirt/water and storage of lubricant (if present)
Potential solutions include, but are not limited to:
IncWell's partner is not seeking new high performance plastics with thermal conductivity <= 20W/mK.
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.