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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 Enlighten Award in Review – Week 8: Dow Automotive Systems
Last week we reviewed the 2014 Altair Enlighten Award entry from Shiloh who developed an innovative new body panel process which allows weight reduction...
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The Enlighten Award in Review – Week 7: Shiloh
Last week we looked back at Grede’s 2014 Altair Enlighten Award entry where the company had developed a new material to take weight out of vehicle body...
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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 product produced better mechanical joining thus allowing weight removal from the overall body.  This week, we’re going to look at Dow’s second entry which was the runner-up in last year’s award. There has been many headline grabbing stories coming out of the automotive market in recent years about the switch from steel to aluminium as...
Engineering Design students from the University of Bristol have teamed up with Icon Films, a Bristol-based independent TV production...
Researchers have demonstrated a new metal matrix composite that is so light that it can float on water. A boat made of such lightweight...
Prodrive Composites has won projects worth more than £5 million on four new British sports cars.  The...
Last week we reviewed the 2014 Altair Enlighten Award entry from Shiloh who developed an innovative new...