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Spray enhancements in gasoline direct injection
Company: Robert Bosch
What: Lasers drill better fuel-injector spray holes
Innovation: Bosch uses lasers to drill spray holes with precise shapes in fuel injectors. This improves fuel atomization and mixing with air. The holes can reduce unburned hydrocarbons during startup by as much as 20 percent.
 
First Customer: Audi, 2011Web site: bosch.us