Challenge GS Engineering to reduce the weight of your components, systems and vehicles. GS Engineering takes pride in the ability to develop lightweight solutions for its customers in the transportation and off-highway equipment markets.
GS Engineering begins the process with a cost target and will use the simulation tools such as CAD and finite element analysis to develop a number of potential solutions very quickly. At the same time, the GS Engineering's metallurgical engineers are providing material properties that correspond to the most applicable manufacturing processes. The first deliverable to the customer is a matrix of solutions that compare manufacturing methods - like fabrications, castings, forgings - and production volumes, timelines, and cost. Once a design is selected, GS Engineering can develop the prototype, install it on the vehicle, and perform a variety of instrumented field tests to ensure that the lightweight design meets your expectations.
GS Engineering has proven success in the development of an aluminum metal matrix composite (MMC) reinforced brake drum that is 45% lighter than the standard iron drum. In this effort, GS Engineering was responsible for the design, analysis, ceramic material development, material selection, consultation on casting, heat treat, machining, the dynamometer testing, and the material testing & analysis. GS Engineering teams with companies that bring passion and innovation in the respective areas of need, especially in ceramic processing technology and metal casting.
In addition to the weight reduction programs, GS Engineering is assisting customers with application engineering in the areas of:
• Ballistic materials
• New casting alloys
• Wear resistant coatings
• Ceramic processing technology development
GS Engineering teams with large companies and universities to pursue SBIR and STTR research opportunities in all areas of our business.
Contact our Business Development Manager to discuss your material engineering challenges