Sliding Component and Method
A sliding component 2, such as a sliding component for an engine, comprises an overlay 12 which forms the bearing surface against a steel journal or the like. The overlay 12 comprises a polymeric material and a metal oxide, wherein the metal oxide has a thermal conductivity of greater than about 1.5 Wm -1 K -1 , and a Mohs hardness of between about 5 and about 7. The overlay is formed by mixing a polymeric material with particles of the metal oxide to form a dispersion, and depositing the dispersion onto a substrate 6, 4.
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 08-14-2017
Publication date: 02-21-2018
Applicant: MAHLE COMPOSANTS MOTEUR FRANCE SAS, FR ; MAHLE ENGINE SYSTEMS UK LTD, GB ; MAHLE INT GMBH, DE
Inventor: BEAUREPAIRE OLIVIER, FR ; MCEWAN KAYLEIGH, GB
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