It is hard to believe that this is a vehicle in “serial” production with such extraordinary powertrain performance
Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group
Dutch partners aim to boost EV range with solar panels
The quest among automobile manufacturers to reduce vehicle weight is driving an expanding use of advanced plastics in increasingly harsh and demanding environments, says DSM Engineering Plastics Inc.
Rallying for Safety; Plug-and-Play Wheelsets; Testable 3D; Self-healing Brakes
Andra Rush, who founded Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC (DMS) in 2012, has sold her majority stake in the firm to Bruce Smith, the co-owner and CEO of Marysville, Ohio-based tooling maker BTM Co.
German’s largest investor advisory association, DSW, is calling for an independent investigation into diesel emission test cheating at Volkswagen AG.
The key to using new thermoplastics to demanding automotive applications is backing up the material with performance metrics, says Jud Gibson at DSM Engineering Plastics Inc. in Troy, Mich.
Chances are, when you think of “green” technology, your mind goes to something that has a resemblance, if not a direct connection, to something that’s a cross between granola and cardboard.
Air intake manifold with an integrated liquid charged air cooler developed by Volkswagen and Röchling Automotive uses Akulon polyamide from DSM.
In light of all of the depressing news related to Lance Armstrong, here’s some rather interesting news from the world of human power transport, the development of the velomobile that won the 2012 World Human Powered Speed Challenge last month.
Some people insist that 3D printers and other additive manufacturing will remove metal cutting and injection molding from the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers wonder how long until they are able to 3D-print high-volume production parts. Capabilities exist right now that may be surprising.
Senior Technical Editor, Automotive Design & Production
Although the approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. EPA for the barrier material from Solvay Advanced Polymers for three-layer fuel tank systems specifies applicability for lawnmowers, snow blowers, weed trimmers, generators, and other small off-road equipment, it is probably worth noting that Ixef BXT 2000-0203 polyarylamide (PARA) blow molding resin has gotten the OK.