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2015 Enlighten Award in Review – No. 3: VECV Cargo Body
We finished last week by looking back at Volvo-Eicher’s (VECV) second entry to the 2015 Altair Enlighten Award where the team had minimized the weight...
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2015 Enlighten Award in Review – No. 2: VECV Wind Deflector
Following our last entry’s look back at VE Commercial Vehicles’ (VECV) first entry for the 2015 Altair Enlighten Award, this week we’re highlighting...
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2015 Enlighten Award in Review – No. 1: VECV Transmission Housing
This year marks the fourth annual Altair Enlighten Award, the only award dedicated to recognizing achievements in automotive lightweighting. As we begin...
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We finished last week by looking back at Volvo-Eicher’s (VECV) second entry to the 2015 Altair Enlighten Award where the team had minimized the weight of a truck’s wind deflector. This week, we’re going to conclude the review of the company’s entries starting with the cargo body, the part of a commercial vehicle that holds the goods being transported. As previously discussed, commercial vehicles are required to be as light as possible to maximize the amount of payload the vehicle can safely...
Lightweight, high-performance metals leader Alcoa has launched a family of innovative foundry alloys designed to meet the growing need...
Amcor has developed a new line of packaging solutions that can replace aluminium, reducing both carbon footprint and weight. Transparent...
Following our last entry’s look back at VE Commercial Vehicles’ (VECV) first entry for the 2015 Altair Enlighten Award, this...
The Deep Orange 6, "a next-generation Toyota concept vehicle" developed and engineered by students from Clemson...