O-rings will continue to have an important role to play in a wide variety of system critical applications. For example, sensor applications as vehicles become more autonomous, electrified systems such as brake by wire technology and the electric parking brake (EPB) – all of which require O-rings to function correctly. The biggest advantage of having Datwyler as a co-engineering partner is that we can cover every step to secure the supply chain. We are involved across the board, with in-house experts in engineering, simulation, material and post-treatment – combined with global coverage. As such, we have the technical expertise and understanding of where the O-ring enters the equation and exactly what is required.