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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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FleetOwner has published an article which delves into a new report by Trucking Efficiency. The article details some of the recommendations that the report gives to manufacturers and fleet owners on how a significant amount of weight could be saved from trucks; vehicles which have seen an increase in weight in recent years thanks to added amenities for drivers. An extract from the article can be found below but we would suggest you head over to FleetOwner for the full story:   Lightweighting...
Opel is to reveal the next generation of its compact bestseller, the Astra, at the IAA in Frankfurt (September 17 – 27). The vehicle...
COBRA PUMA GOLF has revealed it has partnered with CASIS (Center for Advancement of Science in Space) to utilized TeXtreme carbon...
The wings for the first Airbus A350-1000 have begun the process of assembly at Broughton, North Wales. The...
While lightweighting and engine efficiency again top the list of strategies the auto industry is using...