“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Nylon replaces steel in engine part
Dupont working with Volkswagen has modified a part to replace Steel with Nylon. This reduces the weight of that one part by 50%. This is just the beginning. The more metal that can be replaced with lighter plastic, the lighter, and more fuel efficient cars will become over time. Expect cars to hold a lot more plastic in them in the next few years.