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 - 3 Dec 2002
The low density, high strength properties of titanium make it ideal for use in automotive components in an age where light weight and fuel efficiency are key design factors. Areas where titanium...
Article - 7 Feb 2001
Bronzes (sometimes called phosphor bronzes) are alloys of copper and tin. While best known for their historical value they are used for self lubricating bearings, pumps, valves, electrical contacts...
Article - 2 May 2002
Have you ever wondered what Kevlar, Twaron or Aramid fibres were, what their properties are, or what they are used for? This article will give you the basic answers to all these questions.
Article - 22 Feb 2016
In automatic transmissions a smooth clutch operation is related to the velocity dependence of the coefficient of friction (COF)
Article - 24 Mar 2017
Fuel economy, harshness, vibration, noise, and comfort can all be influenced by the frictional properties of the clutch. Benchtop tribological testing therefore represents a simple and effective...
Article - 27 Jan 2014
In the automotive sector, test standards are an important factor where clutches, brakes, tires, engines, seatbelts, etc. are checked for their material properties to comply with a number of standards...
Article - 17 Oct 2018
This article discusses rectangular seals and how they are used in the automotive industry.
Article - 25 Aug 2018
Transmissions are highly complicated systems for converting and directing power from an engine to a drive train or other end application. Transmission oil analysis is necessary to reduce wear in...
Article - 15 Jan 2008
The Centre of Excellence in Metrology for Micro and Nano Technologies uses state of the art surface analysis equipment and expertise to address a wide range of applications in the automotive industry...