Tupy enters with application for design patent aimed at application in hybrid vehicles
November 9, 2021
Concept under development with Ricardo-PLC, a global reference company in engineering, will be presented at international conferences in 2022
Tupy S.A. a Brazilian multinational metallurgy company, has just applied for a patent for a new cast iron engine block concept. Developed in partnership with Ricardo PLC, a global reference company in engineering and environmental consulting specialized in the transport, energy and scarce resources sectors, is an alternative to be applied to hybrid vehicles.
Details about the project will be presented at international congresses as of 2022. The solution developed uses Tupy’s knowledge and experience in the development of metal alloys. Currently, with the Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI), we can say that the blocks that use it have the same robustness and strength of iron, but lighter, similar to aluminum blocks.
“In this project, we have advanced and managed to offer a weight about 5% below the aluminum components, which is quite challenging, considering that the density of iron compared to aluminum is almost three times higher. In the validation of proof of concept, in addition to adequate structural strength, we observed additional benefits such as noise reduction”, says André Ferrarese, executive officer of Tupy Tech, Company’s disruptive R&D front.
A Brazilian multinational company that designs and manufactures cast iron structural components with highly complex geometry and metallurgy. These engineering solutions are applied to the transportation, infrastructure, agribusiness and energy generation sectors, contributing to the quality of life of people, promoting access to health, basic sanitation, drinking water, and the production and distribution of food worldwide. The technological innovation involved in the design and manufacture of these parts has been the Company’s specialty throughout its more than 80 years of operations. The production is concentrated in the Brazilian factories located in Betim (MG), Joinville (SC) and Mauá (SP), and abroad, in the cities of Aveiro, in Portugal, and in Saltillo and Ramos Arizpe, in Mexico. Tupy also has commercial officers in Germany, Brazil, the U.S. and Italy.