Friday, May 17, 2013
The latest prototype car from SIM-Drive Corporation, a pioneering electric vehicle developer in Japan, features DSM’s Stanyl and EcoPaXX based parts that make the car lighter and more sustainable.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The 6th European Altair Technology Conference took place in Turin, Italy last month and featured a wide range of presentations on product lightweighting, design optimization and composite design. We’ve selected a few of these presentations and placed them below with the full selection of presentations available on the EATC website.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Altair, developer of the popular HyperWorks computer-aided engineering software and engineering service provider, organized a technical session and a round table discussion on the topic “Technology Symbiosis Topology Optimization and ALM (Additive Layer Manufacturing)”, also known as 3D printing, on April 23rd in Turin as part of the European Altair Technology Conference.
Monday, May 13, 2013
According to Cadillac, greater use of structural adhesive and aluminum is helping the company reduce overall weight of the ATS and all-new CTS sedans, contributing to better ride and handling and reduced cabin noise in both models.
Friday, May 10, 2013
According to research from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), consumer demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles is high and the nation is well on its way to establishing a more fuel-efficient vehicle fleet. The analysis, On the Road to 54.5 MPG: A Progress Report on Achievability, provides the first ever “progress report,” on the response of consumers and automakers as both begin to experience the effects of the newly adopted 54.5 miles-per-gallon federal fuel economy standard.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Researchers from the University of Twente’s CTIT research institute have developed a prototype lightweight panel that uses anti-noise to reduce noise levels inside aircraft. The panels can be used as a replacement for the heavy insulation materials in aircraft fuselages, leading to a significant reduction in fuel consumption.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Airbus’ composite Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices. The airline becomes the first in the region to benefit from the new wing-tip devices.