Engine mounts are a critical component in the automotive powertrain. They secure the position of the engine and gearbox in the vehicle and at the same time decouple the engine from the vehicle body to avoid the propagation of noise and vibrations. A good balance of stiffness, strength and resistance to creep and fatigue under engine compartment conditions is required for the rigid brackets.
Ascend’s Vydyne® PA66 is ideal for this application because of its superior strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance. Its internal damping supports component function and allows for optimized design of the rubber element.
Vydyne R550H is an excellent alternative to aluminum because of its higher internal damping, light weight. Engine mount brackets or torque rods made with Vydyne are lighter and transfer less forces between engine and vehicle body. They enhance comfort and longevity of the involved components.