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Engine Challenges Drive Viscous Damper Development - Introduction

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 3/13/19 11:14 AM


Reducing materials and improving fuel efficiency are pillars of modern automotive OE engine design. Fortunately, that doesn't mean sacrificing performance. Who would have thought 10 years ago that 150 horsepower-per-liter would be common off the dealer showroom? With 25-plus mpg to boot?!

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Topics: Viscous Dampers, Crankshaft Damper Development

2018 Engine Expo - Novi: Quick 5 With Vibration Solutions Manager, Aaron Neyman.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 10/3/18 9:13 AM

2018 Engine Expo - Novi is approaching. The North American showcase for the latest in engine technology takes place Oct. 23-25. Held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.

Vibratech TVD Product Engineering & Vibration Solutions Manager, Aaron Neyman will present "Lightweight Viscous Dampers in High Temperature, High Performance Engines." at the Open Technology Forum.

While you'll need to attend the forum to learn the insights first hand, we (VB) did catch up Mr. Neyman as he prepares for it.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers, Company News

2018 Engine Expo - Novi: The Vibratech TVD and Fluidampr Connection.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 9/5/18 9:02 AM



Start Your Engines.

In the mid-1980s professional race engine builders approached Vibratech TVD. They understood why a viscous damper would benefit them.  Our mutual challenge was to apply Vibratech TVD's extremely durable, commercially proven crankshaft viscous damper technology to motorsports. The Fluidampr brand was born.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers, Crankshaft Damper Development Tests Fluidampr Performance Damper.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 9/20/17 11:24 AM

FluidamprĀ® performance viscous dampers are a fully owned product of Vibratech TVD. They are the leading viscous damper in the performance racing industry and can be found on an OEM endurance racing team down to the grassroots level. Professional engine builders install a Fluidampr performance damper as a fundamental building block to help achieve long term durability. Increases in torque and horsepower are often realized as a result of improved efficiency by minimizing torsional vibration. Recently, our friends at, a prominent automotive performance digital publication, discovered just that. They achieved a whopping 12 whp peak gain at 5,600rpm and 19ft-lbs peak gain at 3,650rpm with their Volkswagen Golf R MKVII project car.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers, Crankshaft Damper Development, Company News

An Early History of the Torsional Viscous Damper

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 5/31/17 9:00 AM

"Houde's announcement of the new damper says: 'It should prove one of the most important engineering discoveries of recent years.'"  Buffalo Evening News.  March 13, 1946.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers


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