A large number of motor car manufacturers are cooperating with RSP Technology in R&D projects aimed at developing automotive materials for the future.
RSP material has a high-temperature strength which makes the material suitable for application in pistons. Because of the low expansion it is possible to make the piston and cylinder more tight-fitting which results in a reduction of CO2 emission by at least 20%. Also, the increase of the combustion temperature in high-performance diesel engines results in saving energy as well as reducing CO2 emission.
Application of the material is found in:
- High-performance diesel engines
- Piston rods
- Hydraulic systems
- Shock absorbers
- Air-conditioner components
- Frame components
- Brake callipers
An increasing number of customers uses RSP material for application in hydraulic components and in components which operate in higher temperature ranges. Because of its high wear resistance in combination with high strength, the material is extremely suitable for moving parts in hydraulic systems, turbine wheels and components for air-conditioners.
As a replacement of steel, RSP material is presently being tested extensively for large-scale introduction as material for fasteners (light and strong) and frame components. This will result in motor cars being a few kilograms lighter.
There is also an increase in application with regard to optical systems which are currently being developed in the motor industry.