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High-strength Pistons for Diesel Engines

  • Jochen Heizmann
  • Dominik Blau
Development Materials

Current and future political emission regulations are leading to ever increasing demands for combustion engines, thereby also having an impact on the piston. Hirschvogel Umformtechnik shows possibilities for improving this important engine component.


Modern combustion engines enable lower CO2 emissions compared to alternative technologies (for example electric drives) — when taking the entire system and the current power mix into account. The particular advantage of the combustion engine lies in the efficient and flexible use of fuels with high energy density as well as excellent storage and distribution possibilities. Furthermore, due to the application and flexible use of non-fossil and thus CO2-neutral fuels, it seems that long-term, sustainable deployment of this technology is possible. Hence, it is to be expected that combustion engines will continue to be used in future in the area of mobility, freight transport and mobile machinery [1]. Nevertheless, it is...



The authors would like to warmly thank Dipl.-Ing. Maria-Theresa Schmeck and Dipl.-Ing. Angela Kotte, both Developers for Material and Technology in the area of Advanced Engineering at Hirschvogel Umformtechnik GmbH (Germany), for their support in preparing and conducting the relevant analyses.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jochen Heizmann
    • 1
  • Dominik Blau
    • 1
  1. 1.Hirschvogel Umformtechnik GmbHDenklingenGermany

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