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.

ARTICLES

  • Automotive Materials
  • Audi’s Intelligent Aluminum Forming

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  • Better Simulation for Performance Plastics

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  • Hot, Hot, Hot: Plastics Handling the Under Hood Heat

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  • Laser Cutting Hot-Stamped Steel

    TRUMPF has increased the performance of its TruLaser Cell 8030 for handling 3D cutting of advanced high-strength steels.

  • Automotive Materials
  • Steel: Where It Is & Where It Is Going

    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?

    BLOGS

    Not a MINI Flying Ace

    Some people may look at the hipster in this MINI and think of those Charles Schultz drawings of Snoopy sitting on top of the dog house, wearing a World War I leather flying helmet, scarf, and large goggles.

    On the Lotus Small Car Platform

    There is probably no topic of more interest to many people in the auto industry when a car comes out is “what platform is it on?” And there is probably no greater effort—this side of achieving greater fuel efficiency and/or reducing emissions—by automotive executives and engineers than reducing the number of platforms.

    2015 Nissan Juke SL AWD CVT

    There is no car on the market that has more character than the Nissan Juke.