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
  • Plastics: The Tortoise and the Hare

    Plastic may not be in the news as much as some automotive materials these days, but its gram-by-gram assimilation could accelerate dramatically.

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  • The Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Center: A Look Inside

    Here is a photographic tour of the recently opened Jaguar Land Rover engine plant in the West Midlands.

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  • Introducing the Ford F-150: Aluminum but a Whole Lot More

    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.

  • Automotive Materials
  • Creating a Low-Cost Chassis Architecture

    The engineers at Zenos Cars have combined recycled carbon fiber, drinking straws and aluminum to create a chassis for a low-volume sports car.

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  • Advancing Materials Through Advanced Research & Development @ DuPont

    Jeff Sternberg—a chemist—is helping automakers achieve their lightweight objectives as he is DuPont’s global automotive technology director.

    BLOGS

    The Volt Recharged

    “Gen 1 or better!” That, says Andrew Farah, vehicle chief engineer for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, was the motto he and his team lived by as they developed the second-generation car.

    McLaren/Carbon Fiber

    As the industry is in the midst of what can only be described as a “Materials Revolution,” the concentration is mainly on advanced high-strength steel and aluminum, with some making consideration of carbon fiber composites, although this is still an outlier.

    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC

    While it is still early going, at this point in 2015 I have to say that of all of the vehicles that I have had the opportunity to drive, the Mercedes GLA250 4MATIC is quite simply the most enjoyable of all.