MATERIALS & LIGHTWEIGHTING

Additive Manufacturing

Porsche Seats Get a 3D-Printed Structure

Well, 40 seats do for the near-term. But after that. . . ?
#Porsche

Assembly

New Steels Explained: What You Need to Know About the Ongoing Developments

A range of new steels is being developed to assist body engineers create better trucks, cars and SUVs. Here’s what they can do for everyone from safety engineers to designers
#Acura #Ford #GeneralMotors

Carbon Fiber Creations in Auto Applications

It is more “go” than “show,” although when it comes to interior trim the composite material provides a technical touch.
#HP #Renault #Ford

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Materials & Lightweighting

Putting Material in Its Place

Shedding weight to make cars more efficient is complicated by the economic advantages of using as many of the same components as possible in multiple models, says Altair Engineering’s Richard Yen.
#Ferrari #Jeep

Materials & Lightweighting

Freudenberg Technology Innovation's 10-Year Vision

German materials expert Freudenberg SE helps find products and applications its divisions will need 10 years from now through its Freudenberg Technology Innovation unit.
#Ferrari #Jeep

Autonomous Vehicles

Steel’s Role in EVs, Autonomous Cars

Demand for advanced high-strength steels will continue as carmakers launch more electric and self-driving vehicles, says SMDI’s Jody Hall.
#Ferrari #Jeep

Business

The Other Side: 3D Printing for Medical Equipment: Stat

A 21st century tool to help take on the 21st century virus. And if you have capacity, you can help.
#Stratasys

Aluminum

A Stronger Aluminum Alloy from Novelis

High-strength aluminum alloy from Novelis has no compromises on formability, safety, or NVH
#Novelis

Aluminum

Alfa Brings Back an Up-to-Date GTA

The company is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, and a smokin’ fast tribute car is part of the celebration
#AlfaRomeo #Carbon #HP

Materials & Lightweighting

Redesigned Genesis G80 Sedan Follows Winning Formula

Lighter, sleek styling and lots of tech—and new engines
#Hyundai #Apple #HP

Production

Bugatti Expands Use of 3D-Printed Parts

3D-printed titanium tailpipe cover cuts weight by 39% 
#europe #Bugatti #Volkswagen

Production

Honda, Autodesk Develop Lightweight Crankshaft

Generative design tools help cut weight by 50% in prototype unit
#Honda #Autodesk

Plastics

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composite Developed for Toyota EV Concept

Reduced weight is advantageous for EV application
#Toyota #Covestro

Materials & Lightweighting

Jeep's Off-Road Electric Mountain Bike

Even Jeep enthusiasts who can’t afford a Renegade or Wrangler can get one of these.
#Jeep

Materials & Lightweighting

It’s “Only” an Escalade

Executing the interior of the new version of Cadillac’s venerable flagship, Escalade
#Cadillac

Assembly

Porsche Offers Special Manufacture Mods for the Taycan

Of course you need to get that Taycan modified by the people in Zuffenhausen
#tech #Porsche #Carbon

Interiors & Electronics

Aston Martin Builds a Vantage Roadster

This is not your father’s rag top.
#AstonMartin #HP #ZF

Composites

2020 Ford GT: More Power!

Because 647 hp isn’t enough. . . .
#Ford #Carbon #HP