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Akrapovič...The future of things

A pioneer in its field, Akrapovič is widely recognised as a highly innovative materials technology company. The brand is synonymous with the highest level of design, performance enhancement and the creation of an unmistakable deeply resonant exhaust sound. The company’s products are designed and manufactured for motorcycles and performance cars by a passionate and highly-skilled workforce of over 1000 employees using the latest technology, processes and finest materials. The Racing R&D department works with dozens of racing teams. Over 100 world champions have already relied on Akrapovič exhaust systems. And this is just the beginning of a long exciting ride.



THE VERY ESSENCE OF THE PRODUCT IS IN THE AKRAPOVIČ DESIGN.

Every component of an Akrapovič exhaust is carefully designed and constructed by a highly skilled multidisciplinary team of industrial designers, engineers, and architects; they meet challenges every day, combining a technical solution with an attractive, modern, and state-of-the-art design and taking it to the next level.

This demonstrates that boundaries in the design world can be broken, leading to many impressive and prestigious honours for the ground-breaking exhausts the company has produced − including Red Dot product design awards. Akrapovič has received true recognition of all it has accomplished.

In recent years, new designs of Akrapovic systems and composite parts have been developed with new innovative shapes and effects. More is yet to come – stay tuned!

PROTOTYPING, DEVELOPMENT, & TESTING

The development process starts in a 3D CAD/CAM environment with a 3D scan of the reference car’s underbody. Using CAE simulations combined with measurements, Akrapovič exhaust systems are evaluated and optimized for structural rigidity, fatigue, and thermal loads. 

The best prototype configuration is developed and evaluated on a chassis dyno, measuring torque, power, temperatures, and backpressure.

Durability of an exhaust system is very important for Akrapovič, and therefore a new motorcycle durability dyno was introduced in 2018. This fully autonomous system using a driving robot is programmed to run the exact duty cycle and accumulate mileage.

Furthermore, our newly developed products are tested on the most challenging racetracks around the world in partnership with dozens of top-notch racing teams.

THE HARMONY OF MATERIALS / THE BEST MATERIALS

Akrapovič shows an attention to detail for the highest grade of base materials that is second to none in the premier exhaust category. Its fully equipped metallurgical laboratory for metallography assessment is a necessary tool for evaluating the properties and quality of products and for gauging the end results.

Through the use of over 20-years of in-house knowledge and technologies in handling special materials for exhaust systems, such as titanium, stainless steel, and aluminium alloys, Akrapovič devotes meticulous care to chemical compositions and gas content, which is crucial for the quality of cast titanium parts.

Hardness and micro-hardness measurements, tensile properties, plastic properties, and formability determinations are carried out for all incoming and new materials by a team of highly skilled engineers. Such regular procedures ensure the highest quality of the final product and the use of the best materials.

MATERIAL & Mesuring LABORATORY

All major material properties are checked and evaluated in our material testing laboratory, which directly supports foundry, production, and R&D activities. 

Regular monitoring and ongoing evaluations and testing of standardized and new advanced materials, semifinished products, and final products during the production process ensure the highest quality standards for the end products.

The purpose of the testing is to understand material behaviour and its limits to improve the long-term sustainability of final products.

In the Akrapovič measuring laboratory, prototype, exhaust system, and cast part measurements are carried out with a Zeiss Contura measuring machine, a GOM Atos Triplescan III scanning camera, a Romer Sigma measuring arm, and other ultra-precision measuring equipment.

Measurements on motorcycles and cars are performed with the Romer mobile measuring arm and GOM Atos Triplescan III scanning camera.

SOUND ENGINEERING

An exhaust system is like a musical instrument, converting rough pressure pulsations from combustion to sound, which defines the overall character and appearance of the vehicle. Akrapovič is taking the sound of the exhaust system to the next level, while a team of NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) engineers carefully tune every tube, muffler, and tailpipe to a specific vehicle.

Prototypes are designed with attention to detail to extract the best-possible sound potential. Every prototype is measured with state-of-the-art measuring equipment, which measures the sound of the vehicle’s interior and exterior. In addition to sound, many other vehicle parameters, such as vehicle speed, rpm, exhaust gas temperatures, and vibrations, are measured and correlated with the measured sound.

Data are processed in the frequency domain and converted to 3D graphs, also known as colour maps. Every colour map represents an exhaust system’s sound signature, its identity card, where the sound level is presented in dependence on frequency and rpm. The team of engineers spends countless days searching for the perfect balance of sound, navigating between sporty and comfortable, refined and rough, and quiet and loud.

Prototypes are constantly being improved through on-road tests, dyno testing, acoustic transmission loss, flow testing, and simulations until the required sound perfection is achieved. The sound itself is ultimately still in the domain of the engineers’ subjective judgement, but is supported by objective sound engineering data. Every step in the creation of an exhaust system, from development to production, is careful planned – to the last detail and to the last millimetre.

PRODUCTION

Great ideas need to be brought to fruition in a great and state-of-the-art product. The production process makes this possible. It is a synthesis of expertise from various engineering spheres such as tube making, bending, tube and material forming, welding, assembly processing, modern CNC machining, quality inspection, and many others. Of course, the basis for everything is proper tooling – it is the key to success.

The company boasts an in-house tooling design and tooling workshop, and so it is able to design and produce unique tools and jigs. Furthermore, Akrapovič has over 20-years of experience using titanium alloys for exhaust system applications.