Article | November 6, 2019

Characterizing Cylinder Surfaces At Each Step Of The Thermal Barrier Coating Process

Source: Zygo Corporation

Automotive engine manufacturers, seeking to maximize efficiency and reduce emissions, have been using innovative materials and methods to reduce engine weight. One method of reducing weight is to replace the heavy cast-iron cylinder liners, used in aluminum cylinder blocks, with lighter-weight materials that are wear resistant and thermally efficient.