Car manufacturers are constantly working to improve their engines. As a result, the demands on the materials used are also growing. With exhaust gas temperatures in new engine generations rising in part to over 1,000 degrees Celsius, increasing use is being made of parts manufactured from nickel alloys from ThyssenKrupp VDM.
Mr Holger Lüking head of ThyssenKrupp VDM's automotive sales department said that "Turbochargers in particular are a promising growth market for us."
ThyssenKrupp VDM already supplies several high temperature materials for this area which are finding increasing use in so called downsized engines. It has now developed a high tech solution for turbocharger gaskets.
Mr Lüking said that standard high temperature stainless steels can no longer meet these requirements. High alloy austenitic steels and nickel alloys from ThyssenKrupp VDM can be used at temperatures from 550 to around 1,200 degrees Celsius.
Mr Frank Scheide account manager automotive at ThyssenKrupp VDM said that "That's why we always approach our customers directly and jointly develop a tailor made solution."