Whether it is steel, aluminum, glass, plastic, magnesium , or something else, you’re going to find it in a car or truck and you’re going to find it here. Even wood. Really.
TRUMPF has increased the performance of its TruLaser Cell 8030 for handling 3D cutting of advanced high-strength steels.
While there is a lot of discussion of alternative materials for vehicle manufacture nowadays, one of those alternatives just may be something that’s in the 3GAHSS category—that’s as in “third-generation advanced high-strength steel.” Of course, “3GAHSS” just sounds more up-to-date than steel, doesn’t it?
Although the number of EV-skeptics in the industry remains larger than one might expect, the commitment by automotive OEMs and suppliers to come up with the ways and means to advance alternative energy sources for vehicle propulsion is significant.
Of all of the vehicles unveiled at the New York International Auto Show this past spring, arguably the one that has more than passing significance is the Lincoln Continental.
Although there is a lot of attention on how technology is going to change mobility—as in, say, Big Data providing the means by which people will be able to access vehicles for short-term use by tracking vehicle location and availability or Autonomy, which will not only allow drivers to do something else than drive but also provide a better, more predictive traffic flow, consequently minimizing traffic jams and optimizing commute times—a recent announcement by Ford indicates that there is another part of its business that could have a more-immediate effect on different approaches to getting from one place to another.