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UK's Tetronics International Supports Germany's Car Recycling Efforts

Germany’s outstanding track record for recycling scrapped cars is set to further improve after Tetronics International, a global leader in environmentally friendly resource recovery solutions, announces its plasma arc technology has gone live at Duesmann & Hensel Recycling’s plant near Frankfurt. [More]
Novelis Develops Advanced High-Strength Aluminum Alloys for Automotive Sector

Novelis Develops Advanced High-Strength Aluminum Alloys for Automotive Sector

World’s leading aluminum rolling and recycling company, Novelis has developed unique high-strength alloys - Novelis Advanz™ 7000-series. These alloys are mainly meant for use in safety-critical parts of vehicle structures. The key features are that they exhibit two to three times higher strength than currently available automotive aluminum, and are capable of reducing considerable amount of weight compared to existing high strength steels, thereby enabling automotive manufacturers to lighten vehicle weight further and at the same time ensure better passenger safety. [More]
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]