MATERIALS & LIGHTWEIGHTING

Propulsion

Sandy Munro and the Tesla Cybertruck

Design/engineering/manufacturing expert looks at the Cybertruck. He says when he saw it, “It was love at first sight”
#Tesla #Ford #people

Composites

McLaren Hybrid Tests on the Space Shuttle Runway

Yes, if you’re going to test a car that goes 250 mph, odds are you want something straight and smooth to run it on
#McLaren #HP #Carbon

Design

Everything You Need to Know about the C8 Corvette

When you have the chief engineer talking about the Stingray, you truly learn everything
#HP #Chevrolet #Carbon

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.
#engineer #HP #Infiniti

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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.
#tech

Steel

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.
#tech

Materials & Lightweighting

How Tariffs Are Hurting Suppliers

Suppliers to the auto industry are paying hundreds of millions of dollars extra because of tariffs of 25% and 10% on steel and aluminum, respectively, says the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn.’s Ann Wilson.
#tech

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

Interiors & Electronics

Next-Generation Adhesives Provide New Opportunities

Where adhesives are concerned, automotive applications are proving to have real staying power. From helping meet lightweighting challenges to effectively addressing the ever-increasing electronics requirements, adhesives are a full-spectrum solution worth investigating.
#Henkel

Batteries

Carbon Fiber Joins Fight for EV Battery Cases

SGL touts recent wins in North America and Europe
#BMW #sustainability #Carbon

Interiors & Electronics

Fisker’s Ocean-Sized EV Plans

Henrik Fisker is going big with his approach to building a new EV company
#Fisker

Plastics

DuPont and ExxonMobil Collaborate for New Material Family

Easier door and window opening result from two industry giants collaborating
#DuPont

Aluminum

Steel, Aluminum Rules Stall USMCA Trade Pact

Efforts to finalize local content rules for aluminum and steel are stalling attempts to finalize a new trade deal with Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

Materials & Lightweighting

Engineering the 2020 Lincoln Corsair

These are the elements that make up both a promise and a bill of materials.
#engineer #Acura #HP

Propulsion

Speed Record-Setting Farm Equipment

Imagine a tractor going faster than 135 mph. . .
#Ricardo #HP

Propulsion

2020 Acura RDX A-Spec

Too much about racing. Not enough about driving.
#Honda #Toyota #Acura

Propulsion

Charming and Electric

A look of days of yore. . .for the future of deliveries
#Carbon

Composites

Uniti One: Another Scandinavian EV

Remember the Th!nk City car? Probably not.
#Carbon