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Meeting Performance Challenges with Composite Materials

By Globe Composite

Great strides are being made introducing various composite materials for Industrial and Marine applications.  Composites are radically changing the cost/performance curve in the development of new products.

The Design Challenge

Globe Composite Solutions was recently contacted by an international company that was developing a new generation of outboard marine engines to fulfill the emerging global demand for energy-efficient engines. Their new engine required greater cooling capacity than typical outboard engines. In addition, the manufacturer was under a tight timeline to come up with a cost-effective solution. Globe Composite is well known for designing and manufacturing composite components that can withstand adverse operating conditions. Globe’s 30+ years of experience in providing components for pump applications was particularly relevant to address this challenge.   

The Composite Solution

Composite Components

The Globe team used a variety of advanced design and manufacturing techniques including 3-D printing technology to develop an integrated cooling system featuring an all-composite pump body, stainless steel cartridge liner and wear plate as well as a special Aramid gasket. To improve cooling efficiency even more, Globe designed a new oversized self-lubricating Run-Dry® impeller to handle this demanding application.  As a result, Globe was able to successfully deliver this beta-level solution from concept to full-test capability in under 9 months. Full product launch is scheduled for early next year.

Does your company have a unique or demanding application? Founded in 1890, Globe Composite Solutions is the leader in design and composite-based manufacturing solutions for defense and industrial applications. Let Globe’s engineering team help solve your product challenge.



Topics: Marine, Industrial

Globe Composite

Written by Globe Composite

Globe Composite Solutions is a full-service, ISO 9001:2015 certified, Design-to-Manufacturing company. Globe provides design, material and process expertise to create composite-based solutions for their Defense, Submersible, Marine, Material Handling, and Industrial customers, allowing them to more effectively accomplish their mission.