Re-inventing the wheel

Electroless nickel coatings boost the efficiency of automotive engines

Tony Hart - March 08, 2013

Compressor Wheel

Improving overall engine performance in relation to fuel economy is crucial to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving fossil fuel stocks.

One recent innovation is the small aluminum alloy “compressor wheel” which is installed in the exhaust gas recirculation system of engines to increase operating efficiency.

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Volume 32-2: Nickel on the move

From bicycles to rockets

August 09, 2017


Feature Story:
It is actually rocket science
Given successful test experiences to date, it is abundantly clear that 3D printing and nickel-containing alloys will be critical to the future of U.S. space travel for decades to come.