New ceramic coating technology enables wider adoption of composite materials

First plasma applied thermal barrier coating to achieve superb finish for Class A (visible) surfaces Enables composites to be used in areas of vehicles not previously possible because of high temperatures Successfully trialled with several premium vehicle manufacturers Abingdon, UK, 6th March 2018… Zircotec Group has developed the first plasma applied thermal barrier coating that... Read more

New German office opens as AB Dynamics continues expansion

Regional expertise and support for German-based OEMs helps development of ADAS and self-driving technologies Bradford-on-Avon, UK, 1st March 2018… AB Dynamics, a leading supplier of automotive test systems, has opened an additional European office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The new facility will provide regional support to the company’s customers, which include some of the... Read more

New Electric Vehicle Platform Provides Fast Track to Next Generation

Highly integrated design combines battery pack, impact absorption, cooling and other innovations in a lightweight, compact and scalable chassis that builds on Formula One and Formula E expertise The FW-EVX™ platform delivers reduced weight, increased range and enhanced safety while accelerating the pace at which electric vehicles can be developed   Williams Advanced Engineering has... Read more

Novel Fluid Simulation Software Enables Longer Range for EVs

New Computational Fluid Dynamics methodology enables more efficient drivetrain design, reducing drag losses by up to 30%   Leamington Spa, UK, 27th February 2018 – Driveline engineering consultancy, Drive System Design (DSD), has partnered with software specialists Altair and FluiDyna to develop and enhance a novel computer modelling technique, nanoFluidX, that significantly improves the analysis... Read more

‘2D or Not 2D’ seminar reveals graphene promise is ready to be delivered, transforming many areas of technology as engineers learn how to design with the new material

A material first isolated using sticky tape could transform the capabilities of everything from aircraft and electric cars to wind turbines and fire protection 200 times stronger than steel, flexible, tough, transparent and a superconductor Top specialists meet to discuss likely impact of first 2D material A material discovered using sticky tape to pull flakes... Read more

New R&D Facility Helps Combat Challenges Arising From Increasing Exhaust Temperatures

Comprehensive rig test data will help develop new solutions and identify the optimum thermal barrier choice for individual customer requirements Abingdon, UK, 7th February 2018… Heat management specialist Zircotec Group has created an R&D facility to accelerate the development of new thermal coatings, heat shields and manufacturing processes. Under the leadership of Dr Paul Prince,... Read more