Laser ignition

Ignition systems spark new interest in ICE’s.

The new generation of downsized turbocharged engines require more than a spark generated at the right time to initiate combustion: Some mixtures exceed stoichiometric ratios and in theory should not even combust. The modern ignition system has evolved from a purely mechanical switch used to charge the coil, to engine-management controlled, electronic switching circuits. A few […]

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Tesla Model 3 front end

Even Tesla Fanatics Are Shocked By Model 3 Preorders

Elon Musk reveled this weekend in the tidal wave of preorders Tesla Motors received for the company’s first affordable car, the Model 3, which debuted March 31. By Saturday night, the electric automaker pulled in an eye-popping 276,000 orders for the $35,000 vehicle, each with a $1,000 deposit, the billionaire chief executive said on Twitter. […]

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SAM2X5-630 could replace aluminium

SAM2X5-630: The steel industry fights back!

The steel industry is under siege: Carbon Fiber, Graphene and aluminium are rapidly making inroads into traditional automotive steel applications such as body in white, suspension, and even engine components. But, the recent unveiling of a new amorphous metal dubbed SAM2X5-630, could stall the trend in it’s tracks. The search for increasingly versatile alloys of […]

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