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2017-03-16
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To reduce the weight of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica while meeting or exceeding crash test requirements and minimizing costs to the consumer, ArcelorMittal and ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks (AMTB) began co-engineering work with FCA US LLC in 2012 to identify applications that would meet all objectives.
2017-02-13
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Powertrain system engineers know that of the energy consumed in transportation, 10% to 15% is lost due to parasitics in engines and drivelines. Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new breed of nanocomposite coatings, which are made of the nitrides of transition metals and metal catalysts.
2017-02-07
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Still riding on a separate hydroformed-steel ladder frame (itself redesigned and CAE-optimized for greater strength and lower mass), the new eight-passenger SUV sheds up to 300 lb (136 kg) compared with the incumbent model. The mass reduction enabled Ford engineers to move to a powertrain format using only the 3.5-L turbocharged V6 with auto stop-start and 10R80 10-speed automatic.
2017-02-06
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Magnet Applications, a Bunting Magnetics Co., has made a technological advance in 3D-printed neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) magnets.
2017-02-01
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ÖLFLEX 409 P PUR control cable from Lapp Group USA (Florham Park, NJ) is an oil- and abrasion-resistant cable for industrial machine tools and appliances.
2017-01-31
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Methods 3D introduces the 3D Systems' ProX SLS 500 Selective Laser Sintering production 3D printer featuring fast speeds, high print resolution and a range of engineered composite materials.
2017-01-11
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An ultralight door architecture nets a 42.5% weight savings compared to a current production door, and that's enough to put this lightweight concept, developed via collaboration, in an enviable position.
2016-11-29
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Sarlink ML-2355B from Teknor Apex is a new styrene block copolymer thermoplastic elastomer (TPE-S) for automotive interior parts such as cable ducts and grommets.
2016-10-31
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Despite rumors of an acquisition by Apple, McLaren is racing ahead on £1B in self-funded R&D and an ambitious plan to develop an electric supercar worthy of the name.
2016-10-06
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Peugeot used the 2016 Paris Show for the public launch of the 3008 and 5008 models, now re-defined as SUVs. Both models use the PSA Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2).
2016-09-28
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Proto Labs has expanded its rapid injection molding offerings with the launch of its new overmolding process.
2016-09-14
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EpoxySet Inc. has released SetWORX specialty polymers, a line of high-performance materials.
2016-09-02
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As a new option, YXLON provides ASTM E2973 digital reference images for aluminum and magnesium die castings in its imaging software Image2500 and Image3500 of X-ray inspection systems, including Y.MU2000-D and MU60 AE.
2016-08-31
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The SPR process can join aluminum, steel, plastics, carbon fiber, composites, and combinations of materials without the need for a pre-drilled hole. And SPRs don’t require heat to complete the assembly process.
2016-08-15
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Dow Corning offers a new silver-metallic color for a proven Molykote brand anti-friction coating (AFC) to enhance design options for reducing friction, noise and wear on various automotive components.
2016-08-15
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Smalley Steel Ring has expanded its bearing preload (SSB) series to add diameters ranging from 9 to 13 mm.
2016-08-11
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Solvay Engineering Plastics, a global specialist in polyamide-based engineering plastics, has developed a new Technyl range for the demanding environment of automotive electronic applications.
2016-08-01
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For 2016, the fourth year of its annual Enlighten Awards that acknowledge the best innovations in vehicle weight reduction, Altair named GM’s 2016 Cadillac CT6 as the winner in the Full-Vehicle category and ContiTech’s polyamide rear-axle transmission crossbeam is the winner in the Enlighten Awards’ Module category.
2016-07-27
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While the cracking debacle on 263 U.S. naval vessels didn’t cause the Navy to halt aluminum use in all ship construction, it did prompt a re-think of future architectures and materials.
2016-07-26
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As President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Dr. Baron and his research teams are engaged with technology issues across a broad front, but even a brief conversation with him reveals his deep passion for plants, advanced processes and materials. Get him talking about Lightweighting and he won’t stop.
2016-07-17
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In concert with partner AK Steel, NanoSteel has finally brought its new sheet steel to the production threshold as the industry gobbles high-strength, lighter weight alloys at an increasing rate.
2016-07-17
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The material—hot deformed neodymium—is being used first in a new permanent-magnet traction motor powering Honda’s 2017 Freed Sport Hybrid compact minivan. Significantly, the material is not a “heavy” rare-earth metal, one that requires “doping” with dysprosium or terium rare earths to achieve high heat-resistance characteristics.
2016-07-15
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ZF has initiated the “Wind of Change” campaign to reinforce its supplier base in the Indian market. In an announcement on ZF India Supplier Day, the company said it aims to reach EUR100 million worth of export from India by 2017.
2016-07-15
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Based on Stanyl polyamide (PA) 46, Royal DSM’s new high performance Stanyl HGR1 reduces frictional torque in automobile engine timing systems.
2016-07-05
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The Auto/Steel Partnership, a consortium of North American automotive companies and the Steel Market Development Institute's Automotive Applications Council, announced its Hemming of Thin Gauge Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) project achieved a 30% weight savings using thinner gauge AHSS for automotive closure panels.
2016-06-28
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Linde LLC's Hydroflex atmosphere control system (ACS) is a solution for clean and bright oxide-free annealing of steel, stainless steel, copper, bronze or brass with high reliability and repeatability and is suitable for applications including automotive, aerospace and military components, construction and industrial equipment and electrical systems.
2016-06-20
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In the additive manufacturing world, the costs of components are dropping, the technology is becoming more reliable and parts are fabricated faster. This is allowing industries such as automotive to adopt additive technologies, says Oak Ridge Lab's Ryan Dehoff.
2016-06-11
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Novel oxidation ovens could triple production-line throughput while slashing energy use.
2016-06-10
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Dow Automotive Systems has introduced customized structural bonding solutions for weight reduction in high-end multi-material performance vehicles, including for the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan.
2016-06-10
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Solvay launches new rapid cure resin system MTR 760 for the manufacture of new BMW M4 GTS hoods made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic.
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