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Metal components replaced by plastic in Ford engines

Ford has replaced brazed metal manifold components in two new V6 engines with DuPont's Zytel HTN PPA resin, saving 1 lb. in weight and $1 in cost per engine. Because of the advances achieved...

£3m competition for remote condition monitoring

As part of its Future Railway portfolio of activities to accelerate innovation, the rail industry's Enabling Innovation Team are to highlight railway performance challenges that do not yet have...

Spaceplane one step closer

Reaction Engines Ltd have begun critical tests on their innovative Sabre engine for the Skylon hypersonic vehicle concept.   The Sabre engine marries air breathing jet technology with...

What's holding up EV development?

At the recent SAE World Congress GE's Chairman and CEO, Jeffery Immelt re-affirmed GE's commitment to electric vehicles but indicated that it was not lack of technology that was...

Market Review for Metallic and Carbon Foams

MARKET REPORT FOR METALLIC AND CARBON FOAMS   The importance of metallic and carbon foams in high value applications is recognised in a report prepared by the Materials KTN....

The Unseen World of NDT

There are still places available at the event'  NDT and Business Benefit taking place at the Oxford University Begbroke Science Park on the 1st  December.   If you...

Metallic Fibres and Foams

The Materials for Transport Group of the Materials KTN ran a workshop on metallic fibres back in June (agenda at end of post).    The presentations from the meeting are available here:...

Space Technology Innovation Centre Survey - Have your say!

The Technology Strategy Board is currently considering a number of Technology & Innovation Centres (TICs) which aim at accelerating the commercialisation of research to drive economic...

Developments in Processing and Applications of Metallic Fibres - 09 Jun 2011 -

Metalliic fibres are of key importance in transport systems.  Steel reinforcements in rubber underpin tyre and hose technology .  Metallic  fibres are being used  in low...

UK Air Vehicle Materials Technology Review on Propulsion and Engines Published

The Materials & Structures National Technical Committee (M&S NTC) today launches its Air Vehicle Materials Technology Review for the area of Propulsion and Engines. The review presents...

Wrightbus win £100m bus contracts from Arriva and FirstGroup

It was announced on 30th March 2011 that Ballymena company, Wrightbus, has won a contract worth more than £50m from FirstGroup plc, to build about 450 buses over the next 18 months. This...

New plant at Stockton-On-Tees for car parts manufacturer Nifco

Construction started this week on an £8.5m state-of-the-art factory in Stockton for Japanese-owned car parts manufacturer Nifco UK. This will create some 120 new jobs, bringing the total...

Technology Strategy Board to make nine million pounds available for innovative low carbon technology

The Technology Strategy Board is to launch a £9m competition as part of the Integrated Delivery Programme, with up to £8m aimed at collaborative research and development and up to...

Airbus Fly Your Ideas Challenge

The Airbus Fly Your Ideas Challenge is open to college and university students from around the world, studying for a degree, Masters or PHD from any academic discipline. The competition...

Report - Design For Disassembly Hybrid and Electric Vehicles - return of the triumph?

Following the very sucessful industry workshop earlier this year, the Materials KTN report on D4D HEV/EV is now available to members.   If you are not a member yet (it's FREE) and want...

Roadmap on Nanomaterials in Polymer Applications for the Transport Industry Published

The Materials KTN and personnel from both industry and academia held a roadmapping event on the use of nanomaterials in the transport sector. The objective was to determine the gaps in...

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Wrightbus win £100m bus contracts from Arriva and FirstGroup

It was announced on 30th March 2011 that Ballymena company, Wrightbus, has won a contract...

New plant at Stockton-On-Tees for car parts manufacturer Nifco

Construction started this week on an £8.5m state-of-the-art factory in Stockton for...

Developments in Processing and Applications of Metallic Fibres - 09 Jun 2011 -

Metalliic fibres are of key importance in transport systems.  Steel reinforcements in...