With more emphasis on diesel technology, manufacturers will call on high-tech labs to test and develop new materials. One such location is the High Temperature Materials Laboratory at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Of primary consideration is the new generation of exhaust after-treatment products that must meet stringent durability standards. Analyzing the metals that go into catalytic converters or particulate traps requires state-of-the-art equipment. The research is paying off as one company discovered problems with its fabrication process and made the necessary changes to remain competitive.
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