|WINNER: New molding tool produces piston for high-pressure
What: Injection molding of high-modulus bonded pistons used in high-pressure transmissions
Innovation: Hydraulic pressures in automatic and dual clutch transmissions are rising as automakers add gears and strive for faster, smoother shifts. Federal-Mogul developed an injection molding tool that produces an elastomer clutch piston that can handle the high pressures. Clutch pistons help shift gears.
First customer: BorgWarner’s 6090 dual clutch transmission in Ford and Volvo small cars, 2012
Web site: federalmogul.com