Title: Nanotechnology for the needs of the automotive industry

Authors: K. Salonitis, P. Stavropoulos, G. Chryssolouris

Addresses: Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Patras 265 00, Greece. ' Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Patras 265 00, Greece. ' Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Patras 265 00, Greece

Abstract: Nanotechnology promises to change our perspectives as to how materials and products are created. The automotive industry is also affected by the radical changes that nanotechnology brings to the engineering world. In this paper the nanotechnology|s fields of application in the automotive industry are discussed. Additionally, indicative industrial applications of nanotechnology, in commercial vehicles, are briefly presented.

Keywords: automotive nanotechnology; nanomaterials; nanocomposites; automobile industry; nanomaufacturing; commercial vehicles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2010.034776

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 2010 Vol.6 No.1/2/3/4, pp.99 - 110

Available online: 22 Aug 2010

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