High Performance Turbo

Development of new damped turbochargers

On the 1st October started one of the most challenging projects concerning the future development of the automotive and aeronautic turbochargers.

The new project focuses on a novel manufacturing process required to develop nanocomposites and use them as embedded reinforcements to improve the functional properties of products made of engineered metallic material such as structural components for automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and wind turbine applications.

The activity addresses the development of a scalable industrial process enabling:

- The synthesis of new class of nano-composites materials for high temperature applications;

- The creation of a new class of industrial components with high stiffness-to-weight ratio combined with superior vibration damping property and high thermal stability

Dr. Eng. Sergio Durante is in charge of the development and testing of the application on automotive turbochargers

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