IncWell's partner seeks novel prop shaft joint technologies for usage on all-wheel drive vehicles.
In all-wheel drive vehicles, the front axle drive shaft and transfer case are typically not aligned.
As a result, various joint approaches have been implemented:
Unfortunately, these joints have serious drawbacks: cardan joints can transmit high torque but are complex, heavy and shows cardanic error (non uniformity of angular velocity). Hardy spicer is a simple and cheap joint but is only feasible for small bending angle and low torque transmitted due to heating of elastomer.
Consequently, IncWell's partner desires new technologies that can provide a lightweight, cost effective joint concepts that can deliver high torque.
Additionally, the joint should meet the following performance:
All innovative concepts are welcome.
When responding to this request, please be sure to provide a non-confidential description of the 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.