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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
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
Coating & Machining for Better Bores
Heller is working on productionizing what it calls “CBC”—Cylinder Bore Coating.
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
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
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
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

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