News tagged with automobile

On the way to lead-free technology

The change-over to lead-free products is in full progress. The problem is however that the environmentally friendly alternatives have to be as efficient as the lead-containing variants. One example is the ...

dateNov 18, 2010 in Materials Science
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Molecules which flip into their own mirror image

Catalysts do function, despite the fact that not all the chemical reactions (and partial reactions) which occur are fully understood, including those which take place during the treatment of automobile exhaust. ...

dateMay 29, 2009 in Nanophysics
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Resource-friendly car manufacturing

Magnesium instead of steel -- this could be an option for lightweight car body parts. A car door made of magnesium is roughly 50 percent lighter. This is one of the exhibits drawn from along the automobile ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Engineering
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Electromobility: Fast-tracking innovation

A lot's going to change with the transition to electric cars: The automotive industry will no longer manufacture certain parts for vehicles, yet new ones will take their place instead. Utility companies will need modified ...

dateApr 19, 2010 in Other
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An alliance formed by design and technology

Designers love state-of-the-art production technologies. This is the story of how a young designer worked with researchers from Fraunhofer to manufacture the Hydra steel tube chair. This chair is not only ...

dateOct 01, 2010 in Engineering
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