DuPont Automotive (www.dupont.com/automotive) has launched a materials site dedicated to automotive applications. Click on a major automotive system, including body interior, body exterior, chassis/fuel, electrical/electronics, finishes, or powertrain and see the DuPont applications available in that area. Also on the site is an OEM specifications guide and links to detailed product and technical information.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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