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Thermoset Rubber Provides Automotive NVH Reduction via Over-Molded Engine Sprockets

DAN MCARDLE, VERTICAL MARKET MANAGER, TRANSPORTATION.  MINNESOTA RUBBER AND PLASTICS

ABSTRACT;

As automobile engines become smaller and lighter, and passenger car interiors grow quieter, mitigation of engine NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) is a key concern for OEMs.  “Rubberized” engine sprockets (crank, cam and timing sprockets) are a solution that OEMs are implementing in order to dampen chain noise and reduce the chain drive’s contribution to engine NVH.  Minnesota Rubber & Plastics provides an over-molded sprocket (rubber-on-metal) solution that can survive the substantial durability and compatibility requirements of automotive engine components.

ABOUT:

As Market Director for Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, Dan McArdle leads global growth initiatives in the transportation market for key OEMs and Tier 1 customers.  Prior to his tenure at Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Dan McArdle worked in multiple Technical and Commercial roles for both Harley-Davidson and Parker-Hannifin.

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Dan McArdle / Vertical Market Manager, Transportation. Minnesota Rubber and Plastics