Divergent Microfactories has found an innovative way of using 3D printing to transform vehicle production, enabling vehicles and other large complex structures to be built using less material and at lower capital costs. [More]
ThyssenKrupp Carbon Components has established a cooperation with Maxion Wheels to develop new ultra-lightweight, carbon fiber-aluminum hybrid wheels for premium vehicles. [More]
The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen will showcase a broad variety of laser technologies for lightweight construction at the LASER World of Photonics trade fair in Munich, Germany from June 22 to 25, 2015. [More]
With talk revolving around the demise of manufacturing in Australia and the shrinking automotive component manufacturing activity, one Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) defies the trend. [More]
EXTEND3D GmbH has introduced a new release of the Werkzeug 3D projection software for worker guidance.
The focus lies on applications in car body manufacturing like stud and bolt welding. Still several other, already ... [More]
An April 16 webinar on automotive materials lightweighting sponsored by Zwick USA, hosted by ASM International and moderated by the editor of Advanced Materials & Processes, presented information on the latest approaches taken by passenger vehicle manufacturers and their respective suppliers to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency. [More]
A joining method known as friction stir welding or FSW has been transformed by researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of the Department of Energy to manufacture lightweight and strong components at reduced production time and cost. [More]
Following the success of the previous event, Tecman are attending the SMMT Meet the Buyer event on Tuesday 12th May at the QE11 Conference Centre, London.
The event is attended by over 470 companies from OEM’s a... [More]
The JEC 2015 Jury Prize was awarded in Paris to Hyundai and chassis design partner Axon Automotive (part of Far-UK Ltd.) for the Intrado hydrogen powered crossover car. Two advanced composites materials developed by Scott Bader are used to manufacture the super-lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) car chassis. The vacuum infused chassis components for this new Intrado concept vehicle use Axon Automotive’s highly innovative Axontex TM structural beam technology, which has Crestapol® 1250LV as the specified high performance acrylic thermoset resin. [More]
It is a simple principle: the lighter the car the more economical in fuel consumption. The car emits less CO2 and needs less fuel. In addition the EU ordered a specific reduction of greenhouse gas emissions for the automotive industry: until the year 2020 the CO2 emissions of automobiles should be reduced to 95g/km. [More]