AWA PRODUCT LINE

Carbon Fiber Connecting Rods

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Our goal is to build the finest connecting rods money can buy. We use our patented and latest technology in composites available at any price. Our connecting rods were extensively designed and tested with a comprehensive computational analysis by a prestigious  aerospace engineering firm, ATA Engineering, Inc. who boasts an extensive knowledge of advanced structural composites resulting in one of the most comprehensive FEA/FEM (finite element analysis/ finite element method) and comparative analysis ever conducted on an aluminum connecting rod. Our proprietary  Polymer Matrix Composites (PMC’s) are lightweight, high strength, high temperature fiber reinforced composites capable of withstanding a wide range of fatigue, structural, thermal and environmental conditions. Using the most advanced materials allows us to construct components that can withstand the harsh environments presented inside of a race engine, and the corresponding strength and fatigue resistance reliability necessary to justify the cost. We employ the capability to dramatically change the material properties through customization of fiber types, architecture, resin system, fiber spacing, and fiber volume. Our unique patented design/technology is near isotopically stable at all temperatures in a cycle of operation inside an internal combustion engine. Further specialization is achieved through the integration of vertical plane steps, chamfered corners, and selective yarn placement, providing enhanced transitional performance. While all PMC’s take advantage of the combined property benefits of a tailored fiber and matrix system, only our exclusive supplier’s solution uses a proprietary weaving technique that improves material performance by using unimpeded fibers and placing fiber reinforcements in three or more directions, even at equal fiber volumes.

connectingrods2The unparalleled strength provided by the unimpeded fiber reinforcement results in unique benefits that are made available only in our components. AWA has yet another patented process which seals and mitigates the inherent problem of “fluid uptake,” which as we know, would be the end of any laminate product. Each connecting rod is custom made to order specifically for the customer/builder. ATA Engineering concluded that, *“Analytical bearing pressure for a engine up to 4000 horsepower is substantially improved with AWA’s composite connecting rod, so there is less concern about any adverse effect on bearings when switching from an aluminum rod to AWA’s composite connecting rod.”  Our typical connecting rod is about half of the weight of a comparable aluminum connecting rod.  The lead time is approximately 30 days from the placement of order unless otherwise noted. Our material has certain size limitations, all applications are custom ordered.  Connecting rods will be available beginning Q1 2019. 

PATENT PENDING.

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For more information and Case Study: Connecting Rods Case Study- 102018

*Metallic and Composite connecting Rod Structural Analysis-Bearing Pressure Calculation (By ATA Engineering, Inc.)  AS9100 Certified. 

 

Carbon Fiber Pushrods

pushrodsAWA has identified a need for lightweight pushrods. The inherent need for lighter yet stronger components has led our team of engineers to look at the current design of a racing pushrod. Our unique patented design shapes our Polymer Matrix Composites (PMCs) into a tubing form using our proprietary weaving technique that improves material performance by using unimpeded fibers and placing fiber reinforcements in three or more directions, even at equal fiber volumes. The unparalleled strength provided by the unimpeded fiber reinforcement results in unique benefits that are made available only in our components.

  • Ultra High Modulus | 94 msi, 414 ksi | Stiffest option available – Great thermal conductivity –  higher strength fibers in the 90° orientation to create a well-balanced and functional composite structure, with radial and axial loads in excess of most incumbent materials.

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This patented design integrates the use of aerospace grade titanium inserts and conventional tips (application specific). AWA has yet another patented process which seals and mitigates the inherent problem of “fluid uptake,” which as we know, would be the end of any laminate product. All pushrods are custom ordered and some sizes are available in elliptical application specific requirements.  Pushrods will be available Q1 2019. Stay tuned for a distribution announcement soon!

PATENT PENDING

 

Carbon Fiber Bellhousing

bellhousing2AWA has recognized the need for a lightweight structurally strong bellhousing. We noticed that the aircraft industry has safety standards for the containment of turbine impeller blades which rely on composite materials for our travel safety and security for years, so why not our composite for the choice of a racing bellhousing. We recently revealed our 7 pound carbon fiber bellhousing at the 2018 SEMA trade show which won a prestigious GLOBAL MEDIA AWARD (see additional photos on our “AWA IN ACTION” page)!

Distribution, availability and SFI certification are pending, and expected Q1 of 2019. Stay tuned for a distribution announcement soon!

PATENT PENDING

 

Carbon Fiber/Titanium Wrist Pins

(Stay tuned for photo and full description. PATENT PENDING)

 

Carbon Fiber Engine Plates

Available through PMR Race-Cars, Rancho Cucamonga

(Stay tuned for photo and full description. PATENT PENDING)

 


Other Products in Development

 

Carbon Fiber Pistons

Our soon-to be released carbon composite piston will weigh approximately half of the weight of a comparable aluminum piston! The above photos represent an early iteration of our design, which has led us to the worlds first production full carbon composite piston!  We anticipate release in Q1 2019. PATENT PENDING.

 

Carbon Composite Wheels

Patent pending