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 - 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 - 19 Apr 2005
Aluminium 5083 is known for exceptional performance in extreme environments. 5083 is highly resistant to attack by both seawater and industrial chemical environments. The properties, applications and...
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 - 15 Aug 2006
Aluminium has been used in automotive applications for many years. The reasons for this and forecasts are outlined.
Article - 6 Jun 2005
The formation of a glossy smooth painted surface is dictated by both the rheological and surface tension properties of the materials. This article describes how rheological experiments can be used to...
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 - 21 Jun 2001
Using materials such as high strength steels and steel sandwich panels in conjunction with processes such as hydroforming, laser welding etc, the weight of components such as doors, bonnets, bootlids...
Article - 20 Jun 2001
Morgan cars recently introduced body parts manufactured from superplastically formed aluminium. Use of SPF aluminium offers many advantages over the traditional steel items. Apart from the benefits...
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...