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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
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
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
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
Coating & Machining for Better Bores
Heller is working on productionizing what it calls “CBC”—Cylinder Bore Coating.
Article Published: 11/30/2012
Elements of the Jaguar F-TYPE
The Jaguar F-TYPE, a two-seat convertible, is scheduled to be available in the U.S. market in the summer of 2013.
Article Published: 11/30/2012
GM Improves Aluminum Welding
A new electrode tip design allows welding of sheet, castings and extrusions.
Article Published: 11/30/2012
Parts Integration & Performance Achieved with PA-Based Part
Air intake manifold with an integrated liquid charged air cooler developed by Volkswagen and Röchling Automotive uses Akulon polyamide from DSM.
Article Published: 11/30/2012
What Auto Can Learn from Aero, and Vice Versa
Like the auto industry, the aircraft industry is focused on improving the performance of its vehicles, concentrating on such things as reducing weight and using alternative fuels. So we talk with one of Boeing’s top people to find out what’s going ...
Article Published: 7/25/2012
Safe, Strong & Green for up! Seatbelt System
Ratchet wheel of seatbelt retractor system made from a low-emission, impact-resistant thermoplastic from Ticona.
Article Published: 6/22/2012

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