The road ahead

by Debbie Ashford Wed 26 July 2017, 3:22 pm

Researchers at Brunel University's Uxbridge campus are working with Jaguar Land Rover and others to develop a new generation of ultra-light car parts that will reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions.

The three-year, £7.5 million project aims to perfect ultra light, thin-walled aluminium die-cast parts, which could be used for shock absorption, chassis parts or door closures in future Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.

Liquid metal engineering experts from the university's Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology will help bridge the gap between research and practical application in industry.

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