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Lowering the Cost of Energy-Saving Technology for Cars and Airplanes

March 7, 2018
Dalhousie University engineers use neutron beams to develop inexpensive ways to process lightweight materials for actuators that fold airplane wings during flight—just one of many possible energy-saving aerospace and automotive applications for shape memory alloys.
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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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Hydrogen Storage Materials for Clean Cars

March 1, 2012
Researchers from the University of Alberta use neutron beams to discover how thin metal layers enhance store hydrogen effectively, aiming to one day enable hydrogen-powered cars without the safety issues of pressurized tanks.
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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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Enhancing the Reliability of Retrofitted Utility Vehicles

April 1, 2016
Following research at the CNBC, Nor-Mar Industries has received approval for, and successfully implemented changes to, welding protocols to deliver premium-quality products.
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