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.
While Ford has reset the stakes in the light-duty pickup market with the aluminum-intensive F-150, that’s not the whole story of what they’ve done to this new generation of America’s best-selling vehicle.
The engineers at Zenos Cars have combined recycled carbon fiber, drinking straws and aluminum to create a chassis for a low-volume sports car.
Jeff Sternberg—a chemist—is helping automakers achieve their lightweight objectives as he is DuPont’s global automotive technology director.
They start with the platform that gave rise to the award-winning ATS Sedan, then created a stylish, striking compact coupe that’s targeted at European competitors.
The use of aluminum has been long in coming in the auto industry. Longer, by far, than even some people in the aluminum industry had imagined.
Late last week General Motors announced that it is spending some serious money for manufacturing in southeastern Michigan.
Reportedly, the 1% in China control about one-third of the country’s wealth, while in the U.S. the richest of the rich handle about 40%. Of course, given that the population of China is 1,393,783,836 and it is 322,583,006 in the U.S., there are about 14-million 1%-ers in China and a paltry 3.2-million in the U.S.
Scion was established in 2002.