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The Rise of Magnesium Thanks to Lightweighting
As you know, CAFE 2025 standards are approaching quickly which means suppliers and OEMs alike are working rapidly for lightweighting solutions to improve...
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The Enlighten Award in Review – Week 10: Jaguar Land Rover
Following last week’s review of Dow’s runner-up entry, the final week of this look back at the 2014 Altair Enlighten Award brings us to the winner,...
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The Enlighten Award in Review – Week 9: Dow Automotive Systems
Last week, I took a look back at Dow Automotive Systems’ first of two entries to the 2014 Enlighten Award where the company’s new chemical adhesive...
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The composite material Tepex dynalite from LANXESS subsidiary Bond-Laminates is performing excellent even in extreme sports applications. This material is a high-performance, continuous fiber-reinforced and polypropylene-based composite. It is used in the RANGE X-ALPS paraglider reclining harness manufactured by skywalk GmbH & Co. KG during a competition challenging the athletes to cross the Alps by paraglider and on foot. The harness’s footboard is made of a sandwich composite just...
Leoni, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, presents ultra-thin...
Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), the global leader in lightweight composite solutions, announced today that its TCA Ultra Lite...
Grede, a leading producer of cast iron components for transportation and industrial applications, is...
Raytheon Company, in partnership with Fokker and Dallara, has developed a lower-cost carbon fiber airframe...