STEEL

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

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group

Jeep's Off-Road Electric Mountain Bike

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

An OG of SUVs: the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

The Toyota Land Cruiser has been rolling on—and off—streets in America for more than 50 years. And the Heritage Edition is a nice tribute.
#HP #Toyota #Magna

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”
#Ford #people #AutolineAfterHours

Cold Facts on Hot Stamping

Process advances, new materials and tooling breakthroughs are advancing the state of hot stamping
#Saab #Ford

October 1, 9am CST

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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.
#tech

Aluminum

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

Hybrid

Martinrea’s Hybrid-Material Subframe Tech

Customers of Canada’s Martinrea International Inc. are moving from standard welded steel or hollow aluminum subframes to the company’s new hybrid system that integrates both materials.
#tech

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

Plate Buckling Analysis Made Simple

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

The Koenigsegg Jesko Has An Amazing Engine

It is hard to believe that this is a vehicle in “serial” production with such extraordinary powertrain performance
#DSM #Carbon #engineer

Hengst Develops Reusable Oil Filter Module

Spin-on plastic unit promises to reduce combined steel and oil waste by 642,000 tons per year 
#BASF #sustainability #Opel

Trump Expands Steel, Aluminum Tariffs to Finished Goods

The U.S. is broadening its tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum on Feb. 8 to cover finished goods that contain those metals.
#Ford

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.

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is Engineered for Quiet Flight

Where poetry meets engineering. Really.
#engineer #Lincoln #Ford

Tesla, Citroen and the Future of the Auto Industry

A look at the future—as well as the past
#Cadillac #Tesla #AutolineAfterHours

Hyundai Palisade Brings the Space

The challenge is easy to state but the execution is hard to pull off: Create an all-new midsize sport utility that can more than hold its own against well-established competitors like the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, and new ones like the Subaru Ascent and the Volkswagen Atlas. Introducing the Palisade.
#Ford #engineer #Subaru

About the Audi R8 LMS GT2

For weekend racers who are exceedingly serious, Audi has a new R8 variant
#Audi #Carbon #HP

Plastics and the Environment

A materials processor acknowledges it is important to contribute to the circular economy.
#sustainability #HP #KraussMaffei

Lasers in Parma

To say that the GM Parma Metal Center is instrumental in the production of assembly and stampings for the OEM would be a huge understatement: at the 2.3-million ft2 facility the team processes over 1,000 tons of steel per day.
#GeneralMotors #GMC #Buick