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How Nanotechnology Can Benefit the Automotive Industry?

By Auto Tech Outlook | Friday, October 30, 2020

The automotive sector can use nanotechnology as it will help them develop lightweight materials for different parts of the vehicles.

FREMONT, CA: Nanotechnology is the creation and utilization of devices and machines at an atomic level. Technology will be the driving force behind the future great revolution that will benefit humanity. Nanotechnology's original definition can be comprehensive in terms of science and engineering as it is the manipulation of matter with one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometers. That places it on an atomic scale even though the products constructed with this method can be slightly larger and range from microscopic to anything within a millimeter.

The technology can benefit several sectors, but it will be a massive advantage for cars and motoring in the future. Nanotechnology will have a significant impact on the world of the automotive industry. As nanotechnology will impact many motoring areas, it is one of the most significant upcoming technology due to which it has attracted numerous researchers. The number of breakthroughs has also increased in the field, and it can even push various motoring areas to increase its efficiency.

Engines

Increased performance and decreased size and weight can be a disastrous combination for high-performance engines. But nanoengineering will allow the automotive sector to apply both with safety. Today the engineers have honed their skills on how to manipulate aluminum on an atomic level. Nanoengineering will also help them develop strong yet lightweight materials than the current batch of aluminum alloys. The technology will also make them more fuel-efficient while increasing its durability even during modern engines' hostile conditions. An internal combustion engine can perform better and can be efficient at high temperatures. The automotive sector can even utilize ultra-thin layers during engineering ceramics on metal substrates, which will help them develop a surface with withstanding high temperatures and wear situations.

Chassis and bodywork

Whether the car is petrol, electric, or diesel, fuel efficiency is a function of its weight, due to which a decrease in weight will help it increase the mileage. The utilization of lightweight material for the structural chassis parts and the exterior will help reduce the vehicle's weight. This is another field of the automotive sector where nano-manipulation of materials can develop more robust lightweight panels and chassis. Nanotechnology can create plastic panels that can self-repair and reform themselves during damage.

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