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Title: Composite cam carrier

A cam carrier assembly includes a cylinder head having valves and a camshaft having lobes. A cam carrier has a first side coupled with the cylinder head engaging around the valves and a second side with bearing surfaces supporting the camshaft. A series of apertures extend between the first and second sides for the lobes to interface with the valves. The cam carrier is made of carbon fiber composite insulating the camshaft from the cylinder head and providing substantial weight reduction to an upper section of an associated engine.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1346961
Assignee:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
9,593,642
Application Number:
14/576,616
Contract Number:
EE0005574
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Dec 19
Research Org:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC Dearborn, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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