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Eco craze triggers natural tone trend for automotive colours

Coatings' designers introduce the trends for the cars on Europe's roads of tomorrow. Marco Benen reports

Hydrogen-free DLC coating on tools

Friction coefficient of DLC coatings is low and the material is non-sticking, says Hauzer Techno Coating

Direct part production continues to grow

Additive layer manufacturing accelerates automotive and motor sport component development

Meeting tough emissions rules for small engines

When it needed fully functioning prototypes for an affordable, engine management system to impress a potential customer, Scion-Sprays Ltd chose the rapid manufacturing services of Proto Labs

Shake, rattle and roll

LDS V8 vibration system further broadens scope of stress testing at TRaC sites

Radically different approaches to car design and manufacture

Are the mainstream automakers inherently the wrong organisations to make step changes in how we fulfil our need for personal mobility?

Pressure control valve for large-format battery systems

Elastomer component has been designed to withstand temperatures between -40 and 80°C

Braking system reduces commercial vehicle fuel consumption by 25 per cent

Hydrostatic Regenerative Braking system from Bosch Rexroth stores brake energy in a hydraulic pressure reservoir

Sealant simplifies wire-to-board connections in high temperatures

MX150 single- and dual-row headers is for use in high-temperature automotive and commercial vehicle applications

Cutting fluids deliver performance benefits for F1 cars

ExxonMobil engineers work with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes to optimise machine shop operations

CVT gathers momentum and expands its horizons

Continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) have been used in mass-produced vehicles since the 1950s, but the technology has enjoyed a steady increase in popularity over the past 10 years. Paul Stevens reports on some of the latest developments and applications, including pressure-charging systems and hybrid power trains

Stackable headers certified to stringent automotive OEM criteria

System allows greater design flexibility to support low-level signal requirements and power applications upwards of 30.0A

Drivetrain systems for electric and hybrid vehicles

Sevcon and Flextronics Automotive to co-operate to develop complete drivetrain solutions

Red Bull Racing offers five people opportunity to get inside F1

Offering internships, in the departments of Aerodynamics, Electronics, Marketing, IT and Procurement

Data analysis software assess vehicle noise

Helps manufacturers identify the main pass-by noise sources, listen to the individual contributions

Meeting high power demands of on-road electric vehicles

New controller supports both AC induction and permanent magnet AC motor control technologies

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