Article - 3 Apr 2003
Bayer have developed the worlds first illuminated polymer parts. The all-in-one assemblies have a smart outer skin which generates light when a voltage is applied. Potential uses for this material are...
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. This article looks more in-depth at pressload.
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 - 31 Aug 2001
Exhibits good rigidity to weight ratio. However, surface swirl patterns produced so if high quality finish is required.
Article - 6 Jun 2001
Developments in the steel industry are helping stave off challenges from alternative materials such as aluminium and plastics in the automotive industry. Steel still dominates for many reasons which...
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 - 17 Mar 2004
With car manufacturers facing tougher legislation intended to make cars ‘greener’, special plastic car chassis that would be strong, light and easy to recycle could soon be rolling off the production...
Article - 23 Oct 2003
The Dutch solar car Nuna II won the 2003 solar car challenge setting a new record thanks to a combination of space age materials. These included gallium arsenide, carbon fibre and aramid fibres....
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...