Article - 17 Apr 2002
Steel recycling trends for north America show positive trends with an overal recycling rate of 67.8%. Automotive recycling saw the largest increase, with other areas such as steel cans, construction...
Article - 25 Jul 2005
British scientists have perfected a way of producing self reinforced polypropylene parts which will help vehicle manufacturers meet stringent new laws on recycling. The technology opens the door fpr...
Article - 7 Apr 2003
Ink-jet texturising is a technology for producing surfaces with controlled textures. This new technology overcomes limitations of other technologies and can be used in a broad range of applications.
Article - 4 Apr 2003
Mazda have devloped a new design for automotive bonnets that is aimed at reducing the severity of head injuries sustained by pedestrians in traffic accidents. The design and its advantages are...
Article - 11 Oct 2002
Pressload is a material developed to improve vehicle safety. This article looks more in-depth at pressload.
Article - 10 Sep 2002
With the increasing use of lighter gauge steels and weight saving materials in automotive panelling, dent resistance becomes an important issue. Causes, testing, predicting, materials properties and...
Article - 5 Apr 2002
A report on the use of plastic body panels for cars, the materials, development process and obstacles. The advantages and propsects for the future are also covered.
Article - 2 Apr 2004
Glow discharge optical emission spectroscopyis a quantitative depth profiling technique suited to the chemical analysis of surface coatings or treated surfaces. Examples and applications of GD-OES are...
Article - 30 Oct 2003
Forging processes used in Australia such as open die, closed die, non-ferrous and cold and warm steel forging are outlined. Their applications and limitations are also described.
Article - 15 Jan 2003
Sprayforming is a rapid prototyping process that can be used to produce steel moulds for plastic moulding technologies. The process and the moulds have advantages over more conventional methods. The...