Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, partnered with the University of Connecticut to establish one of the nation’s most advanced additive manufacturing laboratories, the Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
According to an article on Automotive Engineer, Dailmer has made use of a mixed metal body to save weight on the new Mercedes S-Class. The structure is lighter than the previous model’s steel monocoque and less cost-intensive than an aluminium spaceframe.
Monday, May 20, 2013
GKN Aerospace has successfully concluded a composite manufacturing and assembly research programme using of out of autoclave (OOA) processes and materials and PI shaped woven preforms. These technologies are among those with the potential to transform the future manufacture and assembly of large composite aero-structures – and produce the performance gains the industry seeks in the next generation of airframes.
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.