Article - 15 Aug 2006
Aluminium has been used in automotive applications for many years. The reasons for this and forecasts are outlined.
Article - 28 Apr 2004
According to a European Union directive, 85% of vehicle components must be recycled by 2006. This story reports on the success and activities of Car Recycling in Spain. Posted April 27 2004
Article - 12 Sep 2003
Mercedes have taken the wraps off their SLR McLaren supercar capable of 334km/h. Advanced materials such as ceramic and polymer matrix composites are in part responsible for it high levels of...
Article - 14 Aug 2003
Aluminium alloys are increasingly being used in vehicles fopr numerous reasons. Repairing damage to aluminium vehicles usually involves welding. Tips and procedures are outlined.
Article - 30 May 2003
With the impending launch of the the Porsche Carrera GT, one of the worlds fastest raod going vehicles, Porsche have revealed some of the exotic materials that enable supercar performance figures to...
Article - 15 May 2003
With increasing demand on manufacturers for recycling of composites, in particular automotive composites, technology has been developed by the University of Leeds to assist in this area. The...
Article - 15 Jan 2003
With global magnesium demand increasing, sourcing magnesium is becoming more important. A new process where it can be produced from power station fly ash has been devised. The technology, advantages,...
Article - 11 Oct 2002
Pressload is a material developed to improve vehicle safety. It was deigned to reduce injury to pedestrians. Pressload uses a specially arranged geometry which provides strength and impact energy...
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 - 15 Jul 2002
Increased performance has resulted in reduced weight in cars. Consequently, polypropylene usage has increased and processes to improve wetting for painting. Air plasma pre-treatments are outlined, in...