In the future, car manufacturers will be facing more challenges than today. To optimize sourcing and development costs, same part strategies need to be implemented.
By increasing the static friction coefficient, Friction Inserts enable car manufacturers and Tier suppliers to increase the performance of their components significantly. Manufacturers can also reduce the number or size of bolts and still be able to transmit the required torques and shear forces.
Because Friction Inserts do not add any additional tolerance to the parts, it is possible to use it as a repair element in emergency cases where existing connections are at their performance limit.
It is also feasible to implement a shared-parts strategy which means the same parts can be used for several different vehicle platforms or car models.