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New Lightweight and Strong Layered Material for Automotive Applications

New Lightweight and Strong Layered Material for Automotive Applications

A collaborative research team has conducted a series of revolutionary tests on a layered material with a lightweight metal matrix syntactic foam core. [More]
Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Play an Important Role in Bloodhound SuperSonic Car Project

Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Play an Important Role in Bloodhound SuperSonic Car Project

As a sponsor of the Bloodhound SSC (SuperSonic Car), the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) will follow the progress of the Build Team as it assembles the most powerful land vehicle in history, and see how the success of the project depends to a large extent on the effective application of NDT and condition monitoring. [More]
World's First 3D Printed Car Goes From 0 - 60 in 2 Seconds

World's First 3D Printed Car Goes From 0 - 60 in 2 Seconds

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 and Maxion to Develop Carbon Fiber-Aluminum Hybrid Wheels

ThyssenKrupp and Maxion to Develop Carbon Fiber-Aluminum Hybrid Wheels

ThyssenKrupp Carbon Components has established a cooperation with Maxion Wheels to develop new ultra-lightweight, carbon fiber-aluminum hybrid wheels for premium vehicles. [More]
Fraunhofer ILT to Showcase Laser Technologies for Lightweight Construction at LASER World of Photonics

Fraunhofer ILT to Showcase Laser Technologies for Lightweight Construction at LASER World of Photonics

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]
Nissan Acquires Yxlon Y.MU2000 Computed Tomography System for Aluminium Casting Facility in Australia

Nissan Acquires Yxlon Y.MU2000 Computed Tomography System for Aluminium Casting Facility in Australia

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 Release New Version of 3D Projection Software for Automotive Manufacturing

EXTEND3D Release New Version of 3D Projection Software for Automotive Manufacturing

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]
Zwick Webinar Features the Latest Trends in Automotive Lightweighting and Their Impact on Materials Testing

Zwick Webinar Features the Latest Trends in Automotive Lightweighting and Their Impact on Materials Testing

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]
Modified Friction Stir Welding Process for Light and Strong Auto Components

Modified Friction Stir Welding Process for Light and Strong Auto Components

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]

Tecman to Attend SMMT Meet the Buyer Event on 12th May in London

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]