Apart from being 1/3 the weight cast iron, and low cost, ULTALITE has optimum machinability and good wear resistance. The application could include many components including brake drums and discs, hydraulic master cylinders, engine pistons, cylinder heads, cylinder blocks, oil pump housings and transmission components etc.
Cyco is currently in the process of commercialising ULTALITE having received strong interest from a number of OEM’s and a purchase order from one of the leading OEM’s in Europe for 50 sample ULTALITE Brake Drums.
Ideal applications are where a combination of reduced weight, high integrity, wear resistance and low cost are required. Components such as automotive pulleys, drum brakes and disc brake rotors are the leading math to the properties of ULTALITE®, as these are still produced from high weight ferrous materials.
Cost and weight reductions are also applicable for components such as clutch and transmission cases due to the low cost and density of the ULTALITE® ceramic filler.