An Australian researcher says he is developing new surface-modification methods that will enable the replacement of steel parts with lighter metal components in next-generation, fuel-efficient vehicles. Ming-xing Zhang of the The University of Queensland’s School of Engineering says until now, lighter alloys, in particular magnesium alloys, have been problematic for wider applications in the automotive and aeronautical industries due to their softness and poor corrosion resistance. ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.