Our experts have extensive materials development, product and process expertise.
We’re active in many stages of the automotive heat exchanger supply chain. This gives us a unique view of the industry, and we can supply information on market trends, new materials and processes, and new characterisation/testing techniques to keep you ahead of the competition.
If you send us your specification, our metallurgists will produce a series of alloys that will achieve the properties you want. We’ll also help you to develop the specification if you need us to. Once we’ve decided upon the alloy variants, we’ll work out the best way of processing them using our off-line prototyping facilities. This will enable us to select the best candidate for scale-up trials, for which we can provide on-site support if required.
Understanding your product at the microscopic level can lead to big improvements. For example, the shape and distribution of silicon particles in the cladding can affect its fluidity once molten, and the thickness of the oxide film can affect brazeability (wettability). We have both the facilities and the expertise to investigate these two features, and many more. As well as providing you with analysis results, we’ll advise on what you can do to improve your product.
If you experience a failure, we can find the root cause. Whether it’s in-service or production, our confidential forensic metallurgy service will provide the answers.
Our modelling team can create a header plate and tube model of your product which will allow you to identify regions of high stress for different types of deformation.
Whether you manufacture heater exchanger materials or you use them, we can help improve your processes with the following services:
You can download our Aluminium Heat Exchangers brochure here.