News tagged with automobile industry

New method to understand steel fracturing

Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have visualized step-by-step and on a microscopic level how certain steels fracture when extreme loads are applied to them. This could help to ...

dateFeb 09, 2015 in Materials Science
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A laboratory for all (cleaning) situations

Thanks to "CleanLab 2020," dirt particles on a scale ranging from the nano to the micro and found on and in components, surfaces and liquids in a wide variety of industries can be analyzed for the first time. ...

dateOct 21, 2013 in Engineering
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Keeping an eye on component cleanliness

There are exceedingly strict cleanliness guidelines for components in sectors such as the automobile industry. And yet monitoring of the process for parts purification has been inadequate to date. Fraunhofer ...

dateOct 21, 2013 in Engineering
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New capacitors to improve electric vehicles

Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have developed a new lead-free, high temperature ceramic capacitor that could improve the efficiency and reliability of electric and hybrid vehicles.

dateAug 02, 2013 in Semiconductors
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Automobile plants make more with less

Competition is fierce in the automobile industry. Worldwide overcapacity has created price pressures that are particularly challenging for manufacturers that are already having a tough time managing their ...

dateApr 12, 2013 in Engineering
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Study: How to save $800 on a new car

Want to save nearly $800 the next time you purchase a new car? A recently published paper co-authored by Jorge Silva-Risso, an associate professor of marketing at the University of California, Riverside's ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Economics & Business
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