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The Safety of Steel
When it comes to producing cost-effective structures that can resist intrusion, steel provides the competitive edge.
Article Published: 5/30/2014
Steeling the Battle
Does the Ford announcement that the 2015 F-150’s body will shift from steel to aluminum mark the end of steel’s dominance for automotive applications? Not according to the steel industry, which is developing material tech that is light, strong and ...
Article Published: 5/1/2014
All-Plastic Tailgate Reduces Mass 30%
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Article Published: 3/27/2014
Lowering Emissions with a Coating
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Article Published: 2/28/2014
Composites Under the Car
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Article Published: 2/28/2014
Reducing Weight for Interior Plastics the Sustainable Way
A plastics compounder in the UK proves lightweighting and sustainability aren’t mutually exclusive objectives, at least not for interior trim parts.
Article Published: 2/28/2014
Saving Pounds with Plastic-Metal Hybrids
Eaton has found ways to save weight by using plastics and metal together in differential parts, and to leverage composites exclusively for applications in its superchargers for small, sub-liter engines.
Article Published: 2/28/2014
Carbon Fiber SMC Cuts Part Weight Up to 60%
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Article Published: 1/30/2014
Addressing Automotive Lightweighting
Developments at Henkel—particularly in the area of resins—can have a significant impact on lightweighting autos.
Article Published: 1/2/2014
Getting to Green(er) Plastics
As OEMs and suppliers strive to use more sustainable materials, biobased plastics are beginning to appear in more places, particularly in interior parts, but cost remains a barrier to wider use.
Article Published: 1/2/2014

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