Innovating the Future of Driveshafts: A Deep Dive into Amalga Composites' Expertise

A Legacy of Innovation in Composite Technology

Founded in 1966 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Amalga Composites has emerged as a frontrunner in the field of composite solutions. With a history spanning over five decades, we’ve been at the forefront of innovation and excellence. Our expertise transcends automotive applications, extending to aerospace, marine, and even medical sectors, delivering unparalleled products and services.

Revolutionizing Driveshafts with Carbon Fiber

In today’s world where efficiency and high performance are critical, Amalga Composites is at the vanguard of transforming the driveshaft industry.

In the past 25 years, our engineering team’s focus has been carbon fiber power transmission development for the industrial and automotive sectors.

Our specialization in carbon fiber driveshafts provides a superior alternative to traditional steel or aluminum, with enhanced noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) characteristics. These driveshafts stand as a testament to our unwavering commitment to safety, innovation, and top-tier performance.

One of Amalga’s flange compared to common 6061 and 7075 designs.

Enhanced Material Selection and Analysis

  • Driveshaft Material: The driveshafts utilize carbon fiber’s renowned strength-to-weight ratio, offering a cutting-edge alternative in material technology.
  • Material Selection for Bondable Ends and Flanges: Rigorous research led us to choose 2024-T861 aluminum over the standard 6061-T651, given its superior yield strength, fatigue life, and service temperature capabilities.
  • Space-Grade Material: Our use of 2024-T861 aluminum, a material integral to space exploration, highlights the exceptional quality embedded in our components.
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA): Our FEA outcomes reveal the unparalleled strength and resilience of the 2024 adapter flange, ensuring dependable performance under the most challenging conditions.

Technical and Product Information

  • Safety Feature: Focused on safety, these driveshafts are designed to shred upon failure, significantly reducing risk factors.
  • Critical Speed and Fatigue Strength: Engineered for high critical speed and exceptional fatigue strength, these driveshafts are built for superior performance.
  • Standard Flex Driveshafts: These are optimally designed for diverse applications, particularly suited for standard tracks and road racing vehicles.

Flex Tuned Driveshafts:

  • Flex 1: Engineered for the highest torsional stiffness, ideal for high-grip scenarios.
  • Flex 2: Offers increased tube flex, tailored for challenging track conditions and enhanced durability.
  • Flex 3: Delivers the maximum flex angle, excellent for low traction environments, improving tire traction.

To get more information about our automotive driveshaft, please read our Composite Drivelines catalog.

Expanding Horizons: Driveshafts Across Various Industries

While our driveshafts are commonly associated with the automotive industry, their application extends far beyond. Amalga Composites’ advanced driveshaft technology plays a pivotal role in other sectors, each with its unique requirements and challenges. Here’s a glimpse into the versatility of carbon fiber driveshafts and potential applications across several industries:

  • Aerospace: In the aerospace industry, driveshafts are crucial in propeller and rotor systems, especially in helicopters, where precision and reliability are non-negotiable.
  • Marine: The marine sector relies on driveshafts for efficient power transmission in boats and ships, ensuring smooth sailing and operational robustness.
  • Industrial Machinery: driveshafts are integral to various machines in manufacturing plants, processing facilities, and heavy industrial equipment, where durability and performance are key.
  • Agriculture: In agriculture, robustness and reliability are essential. Driveshafts are used in tractors and combines, helping to power a range of farming implements.
  • Mining and Construction: The rugged demands of the mining and construction industries are met with heavy-duty driveshafts, designed for intense excavation and material handling tasks.
  • Rail Transport: In rail transport, particularly in certain locomotives and rail vehicles, driveshafts ensure reliable and efficient power transmission.
  • Energy Sector: The renewable energy sector, particularly wind turbines, benefits from driveshafts, which transmit mechanical energy to generators with high efficiency.
  • Recreational and All-Terrain Vehicles: driveshafts also find their place in the world of recreation, powering RVs, ATVs, and UTVs, where performance and durability are as important as in any commercial application.

This wide array of applications demonstrates the adaptability and effectiveness of driveshaft technology. It’s not just about powering vehicles; it’s about powering industries and contributing to advancements across the globe.

A Blend of Tradition and Technology

At Amalga Composites, we marry traditional craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology. Our advanced filament winding technology, combined with patented components, guarantees each product not only meets but surpasses industry standards.

Commitment to Quality and Customer Satisfaction

Our dedication lies in delivering products that excel in strength, stiffness, and durability. This commitment is evident in our tailored, customer-focused solutions and comprehensive support network. Visit our website to read one of our case studies, and the benefits that our driveshafts brought to our customer.

Join Us in Driving Innovation Forward

Explore the innovative world of Amalga Composites. Whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, or a driveline technology enthusiast, we offer solutions poised to revolutionize your industry. Experience the transformative impact of our carbon fiber driveshafts.

Jose Di Geronimo

Jose Di Geronimo

CEO at Amalga Composites