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.


    Black Friday

    Today, here in the United States, it is “Black Friday.” This has nothing to do with the horrible day two weeks ago in Paris.

    Holiday Tips

    Although the holiday season is meant to be a time of joy as we visit with family and friends, some of whom are distant and so require a road trip in order to see them, it is also the case that there can be considerable levels of stress and consequent ill-manners associated with said travel.

    Lighten Up

    This is the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster: We’re running that picture not only because it is. . . well just look at it.