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2015-12-03
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The U.K.-based supplier is working with research group WMG and AGC AeroComposites to develop new composite press-forming processes for automotive and aerospace manufacturers. Patented technology makes it possible to achieve one-minute Takt times for thermoplastic components.
2015-12-01
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The 2016 Honda Civic features selectively-tempered “soft zone” technology in the B-pillars and rear frame rails, allowing zones within a single frame piece to have more ductile properties than the surrounding ultra-high-strength hot-stamped steel. The technology minimizes parts count and saves 15.6 lb (7 kg) compared to the previous-generation Civic.
2015-11-06
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Lightweighting and design customization are focus areas for SABIC's new material solutions for aircraft cabins.
2015-11-02
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In collaboration with General Motors, ContiTech developed the fiberglass-reinforced polyamide strut mount for the new 2016 Cadillac CT6, reducing weight by 25% compared to an aluminum design.
2015-10-26
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The German equipment supplier’s new PCHflex technology reportedly allows economical production of hot-stamped parts with high output performance, part quality, and maximum availability. A U.S. car manufacturer has already placed an order with Schuler for four production lines to manufacture lightweight parts using PCHflex, which is also suitable for producing parts on heavy-duty vehicles.
2015-10-23
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There's a revolution going on within the bones of new cars and trucks—new body structures that are much lighter and stronger for better fuel economy, safety, and handling. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the heroes of the revolution: aluminum die castings. 
2015-10-16
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Interface Performance Materials has introduced two new thermal shields in the Select-a-Shield thermal product family—THH-1010 and TFP-3065—the first innovations in a series scheduled to be released through 2016.
2015-10-12
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Recognizing the power of technologies such as energy storage and nanotechnology and seeking ways to accelerate their impact, Argonne has created two new collaborative centers that it is hoping will provide an innovative pathway for business and industry to speed discoveries to market.
2015-10-12
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TRB Lightweight Structures recently released an aerospace-grade lightweight honeycomb composite panel designed for interior applications, expanding the application areas for its range of composite flat panels. Recent investments for manufacturing composites include the procurement of a new 3- x 1.5-m autoclave system.
2015-10-12
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InCar plus is the most extensive internal R&D project that ThyssenKrupp has ever undertaken, with more than 40 individual solutions geared toward cost-effective vehicle weight reduction without sacrificing performance. Timo Faath, General Manager Technology, ThyssenKrupp Steel North America, Inc., talks about the project and some of its promising technologies.
2015-10-06
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LyondellBasell recently acquired SJS Plastiblends Pvt. Ltd., advancing its position in India’s expanding automotive market. LyondellBasell announced in August a definitive agreement to acquire SJS, a polypropylene (PP) compounds manufacturer located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.
2015-09-30
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NASA Langley recently tested non-stick wing coatings on Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 757 that could eventually help aircraft become more fuel efficient by reducing insect residue that creates a surprising amount of drag.
2015-09-29
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SAE International’s book, Economics of Composites, captures the state of the composites industry to assist engineering/technical professionals in charting a course for achieving economic success.
2015-09-29
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Covestro’s Makrofol SR906 is a polycarbonate film that offers good scratch and weathering resistance, making it suitable for use in automotive instrument panels.
2015-09-23
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Baytec AS is a new acoustical spray technology from Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience. There is a patent pending for this innovative new approach, which uses a higher level of sound-blocking fillers than current solutions.
2015-09-11
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Endurica targets tire and rubber product developers with new software release. CAE software adds features for the analysis of rolling structures, self-heating, wrinkling, and cavitation.
2015-09-08
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The quest to make new vehicles lighter involves much more than just using aluminum and plastics. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at "ultra-high-strength" steels, the new materials that are lighter and vastly stronger than automotive steels of the past.
2015-08-25
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The Advanz 7000-series aluminum alloys from Novelis are designed for safety-critical components of vehicle structures.
2015-08-25
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Lubricant solutions from Klüber Lubrication reduce stick-slip and eliminate cabin noise generated by vibration and friction in automobile interiors.
2015-08-25
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Semi-solid casting is a near-net shape casting process that is capable of producing extremely high-quality castings. It differs from all other casting processes as it does not use fully liquid metal to produce the castings, instead using a feed material that is preferably about 50% solid and 50% liquid.
2015-08-24
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Basotect TG melamine foam from BASF is used for the acoustic layer in Volkswagen EA888 engine covers.
2015-08-24
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The iglide L500 plastic bearing material from igus is suited for continuous operation in high-speed rotation applications under low loads.
2015-08-20
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No area of the third-generation Tucson crossover utility vehicle was left untouched by Hyundai engineers, but particular attention was placed on re-engineering the chassis for improved ride and handling, and importantly, better NVH characteristics. The CUV employs a dual-reinforcing panel rear wheelhouse design, which optimizes panels that are prone to vibration, resulting in a 109% increase in rigidity.
2015-08-12
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TE Connectivity’s aluminum COPALUM Lite sealed terminals and splices provide fast, easy terminations for aerospace applications, while reducing weight up to 60%. The company's INSTALITE RoHS-compliant braid, which offers high electrical performance over a range of frequencies, is up to 50% lighter than traditional braid.
2015-07-27
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Walther Trowal’s new continuous feed tumblast machines have been specially adapted for shot blasting of light metals like aluminum and magnesium.
2015-07-27
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Coldwater Machine’s new SpotMeld system is based on Refill Friction Stir Spot Weld technology. The system enables spot welding of aluminum (1000-7000 series), magnesium, non-ferrous, and dissimilar sheet materials.
2015-07-23
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Based in Frankfurt, Pierre Juan manages sales and technical teams across 19 countries as the Global Automotive Vice President at Styrolution. The company describes itself as the leading global styrenics supplier. He discusses the future of plastics in the automotive industry, including opportunities and challenges.
2015-07-13
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EpoxySet Inc. has released the EB-315 low-thermal-expansion epoxy, which can be used as an adhesive or encapsulant for semiconductors and other microelectronics, a gasket sealing compound, wire bonder, or for any application where temperature cycling between -55 and +230°C (-67 and +446°F) is required.
2015-07-07
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The sealing specialist is currently developing two new materials that reportedly will help aircraft manufacturers save weight and production costs while exceeding fire resistance and fireproof requirements for the engine application.
2015-06-10
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Automotive Engineering is serving as media partner for the 2015 Altair Enlighten Award. In collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), the annual award recognizes achievements in lightweighting across the automotive industry and will be presented during the CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS), August 3-5 in Traverse City, MI.
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