TRIED & TRUE LIGHTWEIGHT SOLUTIONS

Our work addresses a wide range of markets with developed and deployable award-winning technologies. Our products and processes are commercialized to solve market problems, reduce process costs, and enable advanced lightweight components and vehicle systems.

mmc brakes
Loukus Tech owns multiple patents around MMC lightweight brake products for vehicles; including electric vehicles, motorcycles and heavy trucks. Our team addresses the deficiencies of cast iron brakes, of stir cast MMC brakes, and of ceramic brakes. Cast iron is too heavy; stir cast MMC cannot…
diamond blade
Loukus Tech’s functional reinforced gradient (FRG) technology was used to develop an MMC Diamond Blade for concrete cutting applications. For this application, Loukus Tech engineers field-tested the blades and used this real-world data to further optimize blade materials and design. Testing was…
bi-metal casting
Similar to the development of selectively-reinforced composite materials, LT has developed process techniques to manufacture lightweight structures with dissimilar metals. Also called “bi-metal,” the structure utilizes one metal in a certain region to serve a particular need, and is surrounded or…
mmc no lube top plate
Loukus Tech has developed a fifth wheel no-lube top plate that is durable with an equal life to the fifth wheel itself. The metal matrix composite no-lube top plate has built-in lubrication from graphite and tungsten disulfide. The solution is a complete plate integration application. 
high temp composite bushing
Loukus Tech, through an ARPA-e funded project, developed novel metal matrix composite bushing materials. These bushing materials were designed and built using consistent and controllable furnace temperatures (+/- 2 degrees F) up to 3000F (1650C) with integrated servo control winders and sizing…