Automotive Materials

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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.


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  • Lightweighting a Street-legal Honda Racing Motorcycle

    Honda has been racking up championships—Riders', Constructors' and Team—in MotoGP for years. And with the RC213V-S, it has created a lightweight bike based on a racing motorcycle that is street legal.

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  • Carbon Fiber Comes to Performance Wheels

    Carbon Revolution's carbon fiber wheels for the Mustang GT 350R are just the beginning for this Australian company. Aerospace, heavy trucks and family cars are next.

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  • 2016 Corvette Z06: Lightweighting for Greater Performance

    It doesn’t hurt that there is the highest-performance production engine GM has ever built under the carbon fiber hood, but lightweighting of the vehicle helps the Z06 go from 0 to 60 in less than three seconds.

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  • Some Little Things About Materials

    When you’re looking for weight reductions, it is the little things that matter, too.

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  • Making Tires from Weeds (Seriously)

    While many people bring out the Roundup to get rid of those vexing dandelions, the people at Continental Tire are finding that the weeds can serve as a source for rubber.


    Bye-bye xB

    It doesn’t seem that long ago, but you have to roll back the clock to 2003 to get to the first generation Scion xB.

    The Vehicular Art of. . .LEGO

    A couple years ago I took my elementary-school-aged nephew from Hawaii to The Henry Ford Museum.

    2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T

    When the 2011 Hyundai Sonata was revealed, it was greeted with gasps.