Supplier Spotlight

Video Exclusives

Porsche 917 engine rebuild

gtr

Canepa, one of America's leading classic and vintage car dealers, details the restoration and rebuilding of one of its Porsche 917 competition engines


The next-gen valvetrain?

gtr

Camcon Automotive has developed a digitally controlled intelligent valve operation, which it states can significantly increases engine economy and flexibility.


Click here/on image to watch video

Web Exclusives

« back to listing

Ford develops plasma process for renewing engines

Ford is using an innovative new process using plasma that it says will bring a new lease of life to old engines that would otherwise end up being scrapped.

 

The company says that the special thermal spray coating technology means existing engines can be remanufactured, using half the CO₂ emissions required to produce a new engine.

“We have taken a process that was originally developed to enhance performance models such as the all-new Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350R and used it to remanufacture engines that might otherwise be scrapped,” said Juergen Wesemann, manager of vehicle technologies and materials, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. “It is just one example of how Ford is looking to reduce its environmental footprint through a range of innovative measures.”

The plasma transferred wire arc thermal spray process and other sustainability innovations are being researched and developed at the Ford Research and Innovation Center in Aachen, Germany.

Ford says that when modern engines fail, it is usual for them to be replaced with a new engine. The plasma technology applies a spray to the inside of the engine block that helps restore it to its original factory condition.

“Traditional engine remanufacturing techniques can be prohibitively expensive, and energy intensive, requiring iron-cast parts and intricate machining processes,” said Mark Silk, supervisor of powertrain products at Ford Customer Services Division Europe.

“The plasma transferred wire arc coating technology removes the need for additional heavy parts and the processed engine block has a new life as the base of a replacement engine.”

December 7, 2015

 

7 December 2015

Read Latest Issue

International Engine of the Year Awards
Read Latest Issue
Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusive Articles

Audi A8 range 48V system: The Knowledge
Audi's next-generation A8 will feature a 'range-wide' adoption of 48V circuitry, for the very first time. Engine Technology International details the new electrical subsystem
Read Now

Engines on test: Infiniti Q60 2.0T (Mercedes-Benz M274)
Can an engine that shares the vast majority of its architecture with a six-year old Mercedes-Benz sourced inline four provide Infiniti's low-slung coupe with performance to match its looks?
Read Now

DS electric future: The Knowledge
Following several seasons of competition in the FIA's Formula E championship, Citroen's sub-brand DS is set to roll out an entire range of all-new electric and hybrid vehicles
Read Now


Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the engine technology industry. Want to see your company included? Contact aboobaker.tayub@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

فروشگاه اینترنتی فروشگاه اینترنتی سیستم همکاری در فروش کانال تلگرام چت روم ماهواره آنلاین اندروید دانلود فیلم فروشگظ;ه اینترنتی

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the engine technology community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to d.slavnich@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email aboobaker.tayub@ukimediaevents.com