Near-net extrusion process produces special-shaped titanium and stainless-steel components for manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, defense, machine tool, and industrial equipment manufacturing industries. Near-net extrusion operation begins with a solid round bar of titanium or stainless steel that is cut into shorter billets. Each billet is induction-heated to the correct extrusion temperature and coated with a powdered glass during transfer to the extrusion chamber.
A bold, gold, open-air coupe may not be the ticket to automotive nirvana for every consumer, but Lexus’ LF-C2 concept car certainly turned heads at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. What’s more, it may provide a glimpse of the luxury automaker’s future.
The complexity of diesel engines means optimizing their performance requires a large amount of experimentation. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a very useful and intuitive tool in this, and cold flow analysis using CFD is an ideal approach to study the flow characteristics without going into the details of chemical reactions occurring during the combustion.
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