MATERIALS & LIGHTWEIGHTING

Materials & Lightweighting

2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak By the Numbers

Some of these digits are absolutely remarkable, as the car itself undoubtedly is, as well
#Dodge #Fiat

SPONSORED

Cars, COVID-19 and Climate Change: Driving Sustainability Forward

Life cycle assessments show vehicles designed with lightweight aluminum result in reduced emissions without product sacrifices
#Magna #sustainability #Ford

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Design

It’s “Only” an Escalade

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

Materials & Lightweighting

Leather vs. Virus: Italian Tanner Creates New Material Treatment

Italian tanning company develops antiviral treatment for leather

Hybrid

Polestar 2: The Start of the Company’s EV Era

Yes, there is a Polestar 1. But it is a hybrid, not an electric vehicle (EV). The Polestar 2 is the company’s first EV—the first of what promises to be many
#Geely #Apple #LG

Composites

McLaren Taking Out More Mass

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

Steel

Big Steel Gets Bigger

Cleveland-Cliffs to buy U.S. operations of ArcelorMittal for $1.4 Billion
#ArcelorMittal

Composites

Lotus Demos Evija Hypercar

There are 5 driving modes. Spoiler alert: they’re all super fast. 
#tech #Lotus

Batteries

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

Materials & Lightweighting

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

Materials & Lightweighting

Plate Buckling Analysis Made Simple

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

Aluminum

Structural Engineering the 2021 Lexus IS

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

Machining

LIFT: Advancing Lightweighting Tech

Next-generation manufacturing and talent development programs
#tech

Composites

Weighing in on Composites

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