The functional demands on modern automotive systems include increased load and corrosion resistance, a longer life span, and the reduction of weight and friction.
Heat Treatments have pioneered the application of computerised process control systems and automated mechanical handling, to provide repeatability and economy.
The surface treatments used in the manufacturing of parts for the automotive industry have to meet both functional and decorative requirements. New and improved deposition techniques developed over the last decade are becoming more and more common in power train and engine applications. In the case of the surface treatments required for decorative use, environment-friendly processes and materials are increasingly replacing traditional chrome plating.
China is facing the challenge of how to develop the powertrain products with our own intellectual properties. Metallurgical Technology and thermal processing are a part of technology focus to lead this challenge to be overcome successfully.