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Helping Cars Lose Weight and Go Green

December 1, 2016
In partnership with GKN Powder Metallurgy, Dalhousie University researchers are using neutron beams in studies aimed at opening up the automotive market to more products made from aluminum powders—a promising alternative to the heavier steel components used in the industry today.
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Enabling Lighter, Better Car Engines

January 1, 2013
Stress data from the CNBC led to a further project to develop manufacturing methods to optimise performance of lightweight alloys for car engines.
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Applying Neutron Beams To Solve Automotive Challenges

August 1, 2015
Years of research on technologies to optimize the production of lightweight car engines and other auto parts may soon pay off with big dividends for our automotive partners.
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Developing the Ultimate Lightweight Alloy for Cleaner Cars

May 3, 2017
Engineers from the University of Waterloo applied neutron beams in the development of a promising new magnesium alloy. In addition to being cost-effective, the material’s alloying elements ensure increased ductility and strength—paving the way for lighter, more energy-efficient vehicles.
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