Automotive Materials

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Whether it is steel, aluminum, glass, plastic, magnesium , or something else, you’re going to find it in a car or truck and you’re going to find it here. Even wood. Really.

ARTICLES

  • Automotive Materials
  • Plastics: The Tortoise and the Hare

    Plastic may not be in the news as much as some automotive materials these days, but its gram-by-gram assimilation could accelerate dramatically.

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  • The Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Center: A Look Inside

    Here is a photographic tour of the recently opened Jaguar Land Rover engine plant in the West Midlands.

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  • Introducing the Ford F-150: Aluminum but a Whole Lot More

    While Ford has reset the stakes in the light-duty pickup market with the aluminum-intensive F-150, that’s not the whole story of what they’ve done to this new generation of America’s best-selling vehicle.

  • Automotive Materials
  • Creating a Low-Cost Chassis Architecture

    The engineers at Zenos Cars have combined recycled carbon fiber, drinking straws and aluminum to create a chassis for a low-volume sports car.

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  • Advancing Materials Through Advanced Research & Development @ DuPont

    Jeff Sternberg—a chemist—is helping automakers achieve their lightweight objectives as he is DuPont’s global automotive technology director.

    BLOGS

    Nissan 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    While Nissan may not have been the first OEM to offer it, but its “Around View Monitor” (AVM) technology is (1) impressive and (2) widely available throughout the company’s lineup, not just something that’s kept for top-of-the-line models.

    A Bentley You Can Sleep In

    As you may have heard, there was a bit of a contretemps between the heads of design for Bentley and Lincoln (Luc Donckerwolke and David Woodhouse, respectively) regarding the design of and the name of the Lincoln Continental Concept, or at least Donckerolke suggested that Lincoln ripped off the design of the Bentley Flying Spur, and then there is the issue of the name “Continental,” which has associations with both vehicle manufacturers (though Lincoln has the edge on that one). Which brings us to Istanbul.

    A Diamond As Big As a Rolls

    One of the features of modern transportation is the orange traffic cone, which is usually spotted in seemingly endless lines.