Ford patents cylinder heads made mostly of composites

first_img Ford’s composite heads would instead be made from a resin, silicone, or some combination thereof, which would also reduce the production cost of the components. Slightly improved fuel economy might also be a byproduct, since the part would weigh less. RELATED TAGSFordNews COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, with 380 lb-ft torque and 325 hp. Ford may be looking at removing as much metal as possible from its cylinder heads, if new patent applications by the company published early February are any indication.The company’s new Hybrid Composite Cylinder Head would be made up mostly of a polymer composite instead of the traditional aluminum or iron, for better efficiency, lightweighting, and to reduce corrosion, explains The Truth About Cars.The patent outlines how the composite, which may be fiber-reinforced, will surround an internal cast-iron skeleton. Previous lightweighting cylinder head patents specified the use of a ceramic composite, but that material’s shortcomings included the fact it couldn’t be formed around a metal inner structure, and that it couldn’t withstand high heat and pressure very well. advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada Trending Videos See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Ford two years ago showed off a prototype 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine that extensively used injection-molded carbon-fibre parts – cylinder head included – and noted weight was reduced by 16 percent versus a stock motor. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more