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Engineers Research New Machining Methods In Drive To Cut Carbon Emissions
ENGINEERS at Mussett Engineering are using their expertise in automotive components to machine and develop new diesel injections for heavy and off-road vehicles.
The development work is carried out in order to help automotive companies stay on track with international targets for the reduction of carbon emissions from their vehicles.
Managing director Gordon Mussett said: ‘We carry out a lot of experimental work because the controls get stricter every year, so we are always striving to find new ways to help our clients reduce the emissions from diesel injections.
‘Vehicle producers need to stay ahead of the game, and that means our engineers have to keep pushing new manufacturing developments to make sure that we can compete in this fast-moving market.’
The diesel injection components being made at Mussett Engineering are being manufactured from materials which are increasingly difficult to machine.
Mr Mussett added: ‘The components and manufacturing processes are getting more and more complex so we have to work closely with researchers to make sure that vehicle manufacturers can meet very strict targets.
‘This work is part of a long-term bid to drive down carbon emissions from heavy vehicles.’
Alongside development work for the automotive industry, engineers at Mussett are currently also working in the oil and gas, telecommunications and aerospace sectors.
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