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 Adrian Burri, co-inventor of the BICAR, demonstrates the three-wheeler’s road manners. 

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.
Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Tech: Flexible CNB Film, Bio-Composite Bumpers, and Additive Manufacturing

Tech: Flexible CNB Film, Bio-Composite Bumpers, and Additive Manufacturing
Canatu keeps self-driving sensors warm. A biodegradable bumper. Cadillac’s eye on the road. And MIT ADAPTing to Additive Manufacturing.

Understanding and choosing from all the different material options is one of the biggest challenges with automotive lightweighting. That’s where rapid prototyping comes in.

Automotive Lightweighting: The Case for Plastics
Understanding and choosing from all the different material options is one of the biggest challenges with automotive lightweighting. That’s why it’s important to consider alternatives to metals like magnesium and aluminum in favor of plastic components. (Sponsored Content)

Stratasys F370 is designed to use thermoplastics that, in its raw form, closely resemble injection-molding plastics.

Additive, Here and Now
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.  

Prototyping Past 1,000 mph
Accelerate - September 2013

Fused Deposition Modeling

Fused Deposition Modeling
The Fused Deposition Modelilng (FDM) process builds parts from the bottom up through the use of a computer controlled print head.