Lord expands MR fluid capacity

Cary, North Carolina–Lord Corp. will expand production of its full complement of proprietary magnetorheological fluids to meet growing demand.

Much of that demand has come from the automotive industry, where a controllable suspension system created by Delphi Automotive Systems and designed around MR fluid technology provided by Lord has been adopted by General Motors Corp., a Lord spokesman said.

Delphi’s MagnaRide shock absorber system was introduced on the Cadillac Seville in 2002, according to Lord. General Motors now is offering the system on six new car models,…

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