Wickeder Westfalenstahl headquartered in Germany is specialist for clad materials.
Clad materials are intelligent combinations of two or more materials that are joined together under high pressure, creating unique properties that a single material cannot meet, e.g. conductivity and heat dissipation, lightweight and ductility at the same time, etc. Clad materials are used for the most varied applications in the automotive supplier industry: module and cell connectors, body construction, interior and exterior engineering, battery housings, current collectors, wiring systems, heat shields, bumpers, gaskets, etc.
Wickeder Westfalenstahl is parent company of Wickeder Group with nine different companies and 1100 employees in America, Asia and Europe. The portfolio includes furthermore: thermostatic bimetals, metallic strips & foils, Nickel bars & wire, precision-etched micro components, toll work, R&D, Technical Advice, Punching & Bending & Welding, Waterjet cutting, etc.
Modern motor vehicles are becoming increasingly compact and powerful. All the more, it is necessary to protect components and assemblies from adjacent heat sources. Heat management therefore requires early planning of suitable materials to prevent overheating. For cars, this is especially important in the underbody area, in the exhaust system and in the engine compartment.
Copper Steel Clad, where the copper is used as solder for the brazing process, is ideal for oil coolers. The big advantage is the lower processing and lower cost.
Normally, a steel coil and a solder coil are needed for the process. At first the respective stampings are produced and then nested in each other. By using solder clad you only need one coil, only half as many punching operations and thus significantly reduce the handling of stacking.
Bearings must withstand increasing loads, achieve the longest possible service life and be economical. In order to be able to fulfill these specific properties, the choice of materials and the construction must be perfectly coordinated. Plain bearings made out of clad materials or composite materials are the ideal solution.
The steel core gives the sliding bearing the mechanical stability, bronze as a carrier material provides the sliding properties..
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