posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 03:51 AM
Originally posted by Frosty
We aleady have cryogenics in cars...when I pour freaon or antifreeze into my car.
# like this will cost you $70k a car. Get over the dream scenario.
EDIT: My bad, this guy is a moron. There are thousands of engineers who work with thermal fluid exchange. Why are we to believe that freezing an
engine(???) is going to make your car any more effecient? What a lack of science. This reminds me of Zero Point energy threads.
[edit on 1-8-2005 by Frosty]
Okay, maybe you are a bit confused on exaclty what this process is. I believe you are. You do have the same point as I do in that I really haven't
read how it makes a car engine efficient.
Conventionally, metals are treated using a heat treating process to harden surfaces to make them resistive to abrasion and also it can be used to make
metals tougher and have certain "characterisitics" depending on what metallurgists want. It isn't the heating that does this, but the process of
cooling down and tempering of the metal. Metals have a grain structure just like wood does, but you can actually heat up metal to a state just below
melting and have the structure reorganize to a more stable form, called stress relief. Also, a certain type of carbon structure, known as carbon
carbides can be removed to make the metal generally better in every way. Think of treating steels as a method of further refinement.
Cryo treatment uses a different approach of cooling instead of heating that has advantages, which I will not go into here, because frankly I am tired.
This method is more versatile and more cost effective than normal heat treatment to create alloys which perform better.
This has nothing to do with putting antifreeze in your car, which will not treat steels or reorganize the structure of the metal grains of its
This is basically about a manufacturing process that makes metals perform better than they would without this procedure.
[edit on 1-8-2005 by ben91069]