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Why rubber testing is vital within heavy-duty manufacturing

There are many occasions when a rubber product just can’t fail, not least for safety purposes. Image Credit Automotive engineering and manufacturing depend heavily on rubber. Few materials have rubber’s toughness, durability and elasticity. Nevertheless, if the component fails unexpectedly the consequences can be costly. Rubber’s durability The lifespan of rubber products depends on two main factors; its formulation and operating conditions. Ordinary household elastic bands rarely last five years, but at the other extreme sheet rubber roofing is good for about fifty years. When you consider the sun, rain,…

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Apart from the Grand Prix what else goes on at Silverstone?

Silverstone is a name that most people within the UK will have heard of, usually more than once if you live in a household of race fanatics.  It has been the home of the British Grand Prix for the last four decades and is one of the most exciting on the calendar. It comes alive for the race weekend and you could even be there and a part of it if you wish. Silverstone does not just cater to the Grand Prix. It also hosts lots of other activities throughout…

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The Cotswold Motor Museum

Nestled in the Cotswold Hills lies the small, but the busy village, of Bourton on the Water. There are many attractions in the village and the one that we shall look at is The Cotswold Motor Museum. This is a brilliant little museum that specializes in the vintage age of motoring with some rare objects thrown in. It also features a very special star, Brum. Brum is a small vintage car who escapes from the Museum and goes to the “Big town” where he has a series of exciting adventures.…

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The True Cost of Auto Dealership Staff Turnover

Dealerships must focus more on improving the retention of employees and reducing turnover. A wrong hire can cost the company significant amounts of money each year, but rewarding good employees is essential to keep the turnover as low as possible. Image Credit A Constantly Changing Workforce Can Damage The Business A constantly changing team costs the brand cash in several ways, including training expenses, customer frustration at having to deal with unknown faces and, most importantly, lost car sales. Making small changes can prevent this high turnover and also build…

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Lewis Hamilton wants Mercedes to step up in title challenge

The start of the 2019 F1 season has thrown up a few surprises, but current World Champion Lewis Hamilton believes that his Mercedes team will have to be at the top of their game to help deliver him a sixth championship. Image Credit This may come as a surprise since the Silver Arrows delivered a hat-trick of one-two finishes in the opening Grands Prix in Australia, Bahrain, and China. Problems The main reason behind the champion’s thinking is that in pre-season testing, Ferrari, their closest rivals, seemed to have the…

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