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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]
Intrado Hydrogen Powered Crossover Car Wins JEC 2015 Jury Prize

Intrado Hydrogen Powered Crossover Car Wins JEC 2015 Jury Prize

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]
EyeVision Software Helps Control Quality of Die Casting for Automotive Products

EyeVision Software Helps Control Quality of Die Casting for Automotive Products

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]

New Mass Benchmarking Method Helps OEMs Set Better Vehicle Weight Targets

A new benchmarking method, presented today at the Society of Automotive Engineers International World Congress and Exhibition, provides automakers with a more comprehensive means to compare vehicle subsystem weights for ... [More]
Experimental Engine with Lightweight Fiber-Reinforced Composite Cylinder Casing

Experimental Engine with Lightweight Fiber-Reinforced Composite Cylinder Casing

The Fraunhofer project group for new drive systems (NAS), which is part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, has collaborated with Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd., Japan, to develop an experimental engine with lightweight cylinder casing made of fiber-reinforced composite material. [More]
VDI Conference 2015: Trinseo Automotive to Highlight ENLITE Structural Polymers

VDI Conference 2015: Trinseo Automotive to Highlight ENLITE Structural Polymers

Trinseo, the global materials company and manufacturer of plastic, latex and rubber, is set to participate in the 2015 International VDI Conference “Plastics in Automotive Engineering.” The VDI Conference serves as an excellent opportunity for Trinseo Automotive, previously known as Styron, to showcase its top-notch engineering capabilities and commercial successes with key global automotive players throughout the industry. [More]
Schaeffler Becomes an e-F@ctory Alliance Partner

Schaeffler Becomes an e-F@ctory Alliance Partner

Schaeffler is now a partner in the e-F@ctory Alliance, a factory automation initiative by Mitsubishi Electric Europe. The FAG SmartCheck condition monitoring device from Schaeffler is now a certified e-F@ctory Partner Product and will play a leading role in helping customers move towards Industry 4.0. [More]