Abrasive Wear

Abrasive Wear

As you know, there are different types of wear. Abrasive wear is a common issue that occurs when a hard surface interacts with a softer surface and causes a loss in material. Wear can cause a multitude of issues, many times it being surface failures. You also know...
Adhesive Wear

Adhesive Wear

As you know, adhesive wear is one of the most common types of wear mechanisms. Perhaps you can attest to this within your own application? You’re aware that when stresses are low and temperatures are high, VSI’s are generally susceptible to little wear, but, when...
Benefits of Powder Metal

Benefits of Powder Metal

Interested in Powder metal? With its near-net shape, it reduces or eliminates machining. Our custom PM materials suit the needs of our customers. The use of solid or liquid lubricants within the microstructure allows for engine manufacturers to reduce clearances which...
Bent Valves

Bent Valves

Bent valves are a common failure that we see every day. The solutions range from alloy selection to VSI component geometric design. If you’re experiencing this, it could be that your valves are suffering breaking because of contact with the pistons. Or maybe it’s...
Broken Valve Spring

Broken Valve Spring

When valve springs fail, your engine can fall apart. You already know that to keep everything running smoothly, valve springs entertain the proper amount of pressure. Thus, if the pressure is too high or too low, it can cause premature wear or improper sealing. If...