MATERIALS & LIGHTWEIGHTING

Aluminum

Structural Engineering the 2021 Lexus IS

The compact sport sedan from Lexus is not just track-tested, but track-developed
#Toyota #HP #Lexus

Business

LIFT: Advancing Lightweighting Tech

Next-generation manufacturing and talent development programs
#tech

Aluminum

What’s It Weigh?

A comparative look at vehicle mass. The attention to weight certainly seems to be a common thread among OEMs.
#HP #Honda #Hyundai

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Interiors

It’s “Only” an Escalade

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

Economics

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.
#Cadillac

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.
#Cadillac

Materials & Lightweighting

McLaren Taking Out More Mass

Supercar builder uses everything from composites to titanium to lighten vehicles.
#Carbon #McLaren #HP

Propulsion

Better Batteries Through Research

The Consortium for Battery Innovation is dedicated to advancing the technology of the lead battery. Yes, the thing you probably have under your hood.
#tech

Aluminum

Mixed Material Joining Study Performed

Let’s face it, steel and other materials—say aluminum—are going to be joined, so the Auto/Steel Partnership decided to determine what processes work best

Aluminum

U.S. Tariff on Canadian Aluminum Rattles USMCA Deal

New trade war looms weeks after new trade pact began
#Ford #americas

Materials & Lightweighting

“Ultimate Analog Supercar” Takes Shape

Gordon Murray’s upcoming T.50 gets V-12 power and a super-lightweight design
#chassis #tech #europe

Batteries

Sustainability Moon Shot

Greater cooperation called for to meet long-term goals
#sustainability #GeneralMotors #BASF

Simulation

Plate Buckling Analysis Made Simple

Designing thin-walled steel structures? Then GAS2.0 is for you
#GeneralMotors

Sales

Weighing in on Composites

Continental Structural Plastics aims to grow its sales from about $900 million last year to $1.5 billion by 2025.
#Ford #Toyota #Chevrolet

Production

Laser Blanking Line Means Significant Material Save

Increase production and save material. Seems like a double win for the sheet metal shop.
#Schuler

Materials & Lightweighting

VW Aero Car from the 1980s

Yes, it is highly aerodynamic. And for a car with 177 hp, fast. But not exactly the stuff of daily driving.
#Volkswagen #tech #Carbon

Interiors

Lexus GS Brings on the Black. Gloss Black

Limited-edition sport sedan coming this summer to a dealer near you. And there will be just 200 built.
#HP #Lexus #Carbon

Cax

The Rolls-Royce of Easter Eggs

Jellybeans may be tasty, but this egg is absolutely gob-smacking
#RollsRoyce