All Composites articles – Page 10

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    Cutting-edge technology at IMTS


    The International Manufacturing and Technology Show (IMTS) will be held in Chicago, Illinois at McCormick Place from 8-13 September, 2008. One of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, this biennial event features virtually every manufacturer of equipment and accessories for the automotive sector. Here are some of the ...

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    A desire named street car


    A potential for frictionThe future is plasticPassing on the skillsTechology transferRunning a Grand Prix racing team is not a cheap exercise, but carmakers involved in this most elite of motor sports are counting on the spin-offs of technology transfer to their commercial productsThe link between racing teams and carmakers has ...

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    Living in a material world


    Lightweight end of lifeReinventing traditional materialsTime for magnesiumAdvances in steelPlastic potentialAerospace and automotive convergenceHybrid vehiclesEnd-user benefitDevelopments in alternative materials are driving change in the drivetrain and bringing benefits to an industry trying to reduce emissions and improve performance Talk to anyone involved in the automotive supply chain and chances are ...

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    From strength to strength


    A future for steelSteel innovationsFlat carbon steelQuiet SteelSmooth high strengthCross-car beamSteel solutionsSpecialist high-strength steels are helping engineers and designers save weight while meeting stringent performance and safety targetsWhen you talk to carmakers around the world the theme of high-strength steels as the preferred material for carmakers in terms of performance, ...

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    VAC-TAC adhesive system from Power Adhesives


    VAC-TAC is a new adhesive system from Power Adhesives for securing and positioning reinforcement materials in vacuum infused composites. It has been designed to hold in place typical vacuum processing products such as reinforced fabrics, foam, balsa, bleeders, breathers, peel plies and release fi lms used in even the largest ...

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    Light and plastic industry


    A range of innovative and versatile plastic-moulded components are being eagerly adopted by the automotive industry as it strives to save weight and stay cost effectiveVersatile polypropyleneInstrument panelsPlastic in the hoodWeighty dilemmaPlastic proofingStyling aidOne of the stated aims of US legislators is to raise the fuel economy of cars and ...

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    Turning up the WiC


    BERU F1 is working in harness with carmakers to protect and package wiring solutions for today’s more sophisticated vehicles.Reliable protectionVersatilitySignificant advances in the materials used in wiring harnesses offer the automotive industry opportunities to enhance the packaging, weight and functionality by combining composites and loom into a single component.Today’s automotive ...

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    Pump up the volume


    Carbon fibre has long been the preserve of the super car elite – but those days are coming to an endCarbon fibre is finding favour in structural componentsProduction processes must be developedCarbon gives the necessary weight savingsMention composites in the context of car design and thoughts automatically turn to the ...

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    The race for better metals


    Motorsport engines demand higher performance and that means the manufacture of very pure metals. It’s an area of intense competition and innovation, as Nigel Eames of MCT explainsPurer steelMaterial researchOne of the most gruelling automotive environments for metals is that found in a motorsport engine, where reliability and performance are ...

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    Cutting down on cycle time


    Sandvik Coromant has provided Triumph Motorcycles with tooling and milling recommendations that have cut the company’s production time by hundreds of hours and improved coated insert gradesIdentifying areas for improvementCycle times at TriumphClose relationshipEuropean automotive manufacturers operate in a highly competitive, cost conscious, global market where expenditure and performance are ...

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    Very rapid prototyping


    Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motor sport, but does it have any real world value to the automotive companies involved?AMS talks to Julian Reed, Head of Manufacturing at the ING Renault F1 teamEntente car-dialPrudent productionMajor assembly operationOne hundred per cent inspectionInnovation in production processesThe shape of a 2007 Formula ...

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    Testing time in Europe


    Between 8-10 May, 2007 at Messe Stuttgart Killesberg in Germany there will once again be plenty of products and services making their debut in the world of test, evaluation and quality engineeringDürr Assembly Products GmbHMetrisLMS Engineering InnovationBodycote Testing Europe BVMoog GmbHITK Engineering GmbHConverteam Group SASAries Ingenieria Y. Sistemas, S.AnCode InternationalESG ...