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2014 Cadillac CTS: Seriously Light
Here’s a look behind what went into engineering the 2014 Cadillac CTS, which is the lightest car in its class. Why is that important? Says Dave Leone, GM Chief Engineer, Performance Luxury Cars, “We did that to enable the driving character we wanted...
Article Published: 11/27/2013
Next-Gen Pretensioner
Snake pretensioner retractor seat belt assembly for global applications.
Article Published: 8/1/2013
Enginnering a Better Brake Rotor
Two-piece rotor design for the Corvette Z51 Performance Package combines a ductile iron hat with grey iron plates.
Article Published: 8/1/2013
Cadillac CTS Lightens Up with Aluminum
The 2014 Cadillac CTS is using a whole lot of aluminum for various components, visible and structural.
Article Published: 5/31/2013
More Obvious A8 Aluminum
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Article Published: 5/31/2013
Inside Story: Johnson Controls & Developing Seating
Tom Gould talks about lifecycle analysis, engineers are important for designers, and why materials need to be authentic in interiors.
Article Published: 4/22/2013
Steel Strikes Back: Again
The steel industry is working on new material grades and processes in order to keep its position as the material of choice in the auto industry.
Article Published: 4/22/2013
2014 Acura RLX and the Realization of Takaburi
Here are some of the engineering factors that went into creating Acura’s new sedan, a car developed to compete with the best in the world.
Article Published: 3/1/2013
DuPont’s Approach to Bio-based Plastics
Addressing the demands of OEMs for more sustainable materials and recognizing the changes in the cost and availability of petroleum, DuPont is working to develop bio-based plastics that are, in some cases, even better than their traditional alternat...
Article Published: 3/1/2013
Aluminum Wheels for Trucks Are Green, Study Says
Alcoa has released a peer-reviewed, life-cycle assessment (LCA) of the use of forged aluminum wheels in place of steel wheels that finds that by replacing the steel wheels on an 18-wheel truck to aluminum, 16.3 metric tons of carbon emissions are re...
Article Published: 2/4/2013

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