TWISTER (Titanium Wire for Innovative Spring Technologies and Emissions Reduction) is a collaborative research project for the development of titanium spring wire and high duty titanium spring applications for use in automotive lightweighting and engine efficiency.

The TWISTER consortium, pulled together by the Northwest Automotive Alliance (NAA) and led by Performance Springs, has been successful in obtaining government funding through Innovate UK. Other consortium members are Meltech, The University of Sheffield, K-Tech and Bentley Motors.

TWISTER seeks a step change in cost reduction of titanium wire for springs by demonstrating an innovative continuous direct manufacturing process applied to both engine valve springs and suspension springs.

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