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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
Reducing Mass and Cutting Costs with Steel
For the past few years, it seems like steel has become the dominant material of choice for automotive applications.Sure, there are exceptions to this.
Article Published: 4/25/2012
Steel: Reduces Noise. And Mass. And Cost.
Although the material from Material Sciences Corp. is named for one of its properties, what it can deliver goes well beyond its quiet characteristic.
Article Published: 4/25/2012
Making a Knobless Center Console Controller
An innovative concept for vehicle interiors that replaces buttons, switches and knobs in the center console with a smooth injection molded surface has been developed and processed by Magna Exterior & Interior Systems and ENGEL.
Article Published: 4/25/2012
Clean Foam Composites
Málama’s foams are made with polyols that are derived from domestically grown plant oils like soy and castor.
Article Published: 4/25/2012
BASF Makes More Metal Replacements
BASF is addressing everything from the engine to seats with its polymer tech.
Article Published: 2/24/2012
Plastics Under the Hood
Using plastics under the hood in place of metals is something that’s been underway for the past 20 years. And the transitions continue.
Article Published: 2/24/2012
Polyurethane Resin for Composite Parts
A polyurethane-based composite matrix material, which features greater flexibility and higher impact resistance than traditional epoxy resins, is now offered by Henkel.
Article Published: 12/8/2011
Engineering the 2012 Hyundai Veloster
Sure, it looks like nothing else on the road. Yes, there is a cleverly hidden third door. There’s plenty of tech on the inside. It drives like something a couple segments above. And the MSRP is incredible. Go figure.
Article Published: 11/14/2011

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