MATERIALS & LIGHTWEIGHTING

Materials & Lightweighting

Tesla Inks 5-Year Lithium Deal with Chinese Supplier

Materials strategy mimics multi-sourcing battery plans
#Tesla

Design

Revolutionary Hydrogen Storage Tank Design Could Propel H2 Deployment

Rather than storing hydrogen in a large cylindrical tank, Noble Gas has developed a conformal system

Steel

Machining Gummy Materials: A New Use for Sharpies

Organic films help metal removal Purdue researchers discover

Aluminum

Additive Advances at General Motors

The OEM is finding the ways and means to deploy the process throughout product development and production
#GeneralMotors

Materials & Lightweighting

Building a Case for Hemp-Based Car Parts

A natural high for sustainable biomaterial
#tech #sustainability

Hybrid

Engineering the 2021 Ford F-150

When you’re making a new F-Series, you’ve got a lot riding on everything you do
#chassis #Ford #body

Additive Manufacturing

GM Adds Some Vroom to 3D Printing

Cadillac sports sedans to use additive manufacturing for functional and appearance parts
#Cadillac #tech

Materials & Lightweighting

Dandelions and Tires

It’s starting on bikes, but Continental expects to eventually spread the green technology to cars
#Continental #europe #tires

Steel

A Briefing on Hot Stamping

Yes, heat makes the material malleable. But it’s what happens in the die that matters
#Ford #Volkswagen

Aluminum

Increasing Use of Structural Adhesives in Automotive

Can you glue a car together? Frank Billotto of DuPont Transportation & Industrial discusses the major role structural adhesives can play in vehicle assembly.
#Polestar #DuPont