Lightweighting continues to be a major focus of innovation within the automotive industry, especially with the addition of in-vehicle technologies for a wide array of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that are paving the way toward autonomous vehicles. These connected systems all add weight, which is why it is increasingly important to use Smart Chemistry […]
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In oil and gas terms, a decade is little more than a heartbeat. According to the American Petroleum Institute, it can take up to 10 years just to bring an offshore well from leasing to production, and even longer in areas with no preexisting infrastructure. After spending so much time and potentially billions of dollars […]
“Form follows function” is a maxim credited to early 20th century architect, Louis Sullivan, in relation to architectural and industrial design, inferring that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose. Form also follows function in vehicle lightweighting. With 2025 CAFE standards targeting 54.5 mpg per […]
Humans have been fascinated by electricity for hundreds of years. When Benjamin Franklin proved lightning and electricity were one and the same using a kite, key and a strong hypothesis, this force of nature became a prime candidate for experimentation rather than simple parlor tricks. More than 100 years later, Thomas Edison perfected the incandescent […]
Good news! The weather is finally getting colder. You know what that means…snow! I recently took my sled out to get it ready for the season and one of the first things I did was change the chain case oil. This is important for two reasons: 1. Chain case oil breaks down with heating and cooling […]
When it comes to recycling, we generally don’t think twice about tossing grocery items like cans, bottles, boxes, and even newspapers into the proper bin so they stay out of landfills.
But in other facets of our lives, we completely ignore recycling because there are no systems in place. Take our well-known red Loctite® bottles, for example. They’re most often used while we’re working in facilities that likely don’t have a formalized recycling program. When they’re empty, most of them get tossed in the trash and end up in landfills – until now.
Remember your first chemistry set? The white lab coat, mysterious chemicals and a microscope complete with a slew of slides? Maybe you found a butterfly and examined its wings. Or, maybe you inspected an egg shell to see the differences between it its bumpy and smooth surfaces. It was curiosity and the need to know […]
Throttles cables are one of those things that can be overlooked when maintaining your dirt bike, but they shouldn’t be! Cleaning and lubing them on a regular basis will prevent the cable from fraying and snapping, ensure a smooth throttle action lowering the chances of arm pump, and help you avoid an accident caused by a jammed throttle. […]
One of the simplest ways to keep your dirt bike going strong is consistently lubing the chain. It sounds obvious, but some riders don’t do it often enough, or worse, don’t do it at all! Consistently using a good chain lube will keep your bike’s chain from corroding and will make it more pliable. This […]
You wouldn’t want a gas leak in your house – the same holds true for your car. The auto industry holds this same quality-focused mindset, and is taking on this notion to ensure that lighter, reliable cars are held to the highest quality standards. The Effects of Lightweighting 2025 CAFE standards are influencing a host […]