Dalhousie University engineers use neutron beams to develop inexpensive ways to process lightweight materials for actuators that fold airplane wings during flight—just one of many possible energy-saving aerospace and automotive applications for shape memory alloys.
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Engineers from the University of Waterloo applied neutron beams in the development of a promising new magnesium alloy. In addition to being cost-effective, the material’s alloying elements ensure increased ductility and strength—paving the way for lighter, more energy-efficient vehicles. Continue reading Developing the Ultimate Lightweight Alloy for Cleaner Cars
In partnership with GKN Powder Metallurgy, Dalhousie University researchers are using neutron beams in studies aimed at opening up the automotive market to more products made from aluminum powders—a promising alternative to the heavier steel components used in the industry today.
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Following research at the CNBC, Nor-Mar Industries has received approval for, and successfully implemented changes to, welding protocols to deliver premium-quality products.
Continue reading Enhancing the Reliability of Retrofitted Utility Vehicles
Years of research on technologies to optimize the production of lightweight car engines and other auto parts may soon pay off with big dividends for our automotive partners. Continue reading Applying Neutron Beams To Solve Automotive Challenges
Stress data from the CNBC led to a further project to develop manufacturing methods to optimise performance of lightweight alloys for car engines.
Continue reading Enabling Lighter, Better Car Engines
Researchers from the University of Alberta use neutron beams to discover how thin metal layers enhance store hydrogen effectively, aiming to one day enable hydrogen-powered cars without the safety issues of pressurized tanks.
Continue reading Hydrogen Storage Materials for Clean Cars