Powder Metallurgy gearbox on show at leading transmission event

January 19, 2016

Höganäs AB, Sweden, has reported that there was great interest shown in Powder Metallurgy gear technology at last year’s CTI International Transmission Symposium and Expo held in Berlin, December 8-10, 2015. The world’s first six-speed manual transmission demonstrator car equipped with PM gear technology was on display.

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The CTI Symposium and Transmission Expo is the largest transmission event in the world. The show attracts participants from all of the major automobile and transmission manufacturers, as well as suppliers from all over the world.

Höganäs exhibited as part of the Powder Metal Gearbox Initiative (PMGI), the unique PM industry collaboration to prove the concept, potential benefits and implementation readiness of Powder Metallurgy gear technology in modern automotive transmissions.

“We made a lot of new connections into the automotive industry and the transmission engineering expert community,” stated Eckart Schneider, Director Global Development PM Components at Höganäs AB.

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The final conference day included a test drive at a track outside Berlin. Around 50 lucky conference delegates were rewarded with great weather and 15 different vehicles ranging from Porsches to Opels. The consortium’s demonstrator vehicle was one of the cars available for test drive and demonstrated the performance of the Powder Metallurgy gears.

“Everything went well,” added Anders Flodin, PMC Höganäs. “The drivers could not notice that there was any difference between a regular transmission and a PM geared transmission, which is what the Höganäs led PM gear consortium wanted to achieve.”

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