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DSM Receives Coveted Award for EcoPaXX High-Performance Polyamide 410

DSM Receives Coveted Award for EcoPaXX High-Performance Polyamide 410

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Material Sciences Company, announces a new award for its EcoPaXX® high performance polyamide 410. A lightweight multi-functional crankshaft cover in the bio-based polymer came top in the Powertrain category at the Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Division Innovation Awards Competition and Gala in Detroit on November 12. [More]
Royal DSM Combines Thermoplastics Technologies for Lightweight Automobile Natural Gas Tanks

Royal DSM Combines Thermoplastics Technologies for Lightweight Automobile Natural Gas Tanks

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, says a combination of two of its most innovative thermoplastics technologies has resulted in high performance pressure vessels that are ideally suited for use as lightweight fuel tanks for automobiles running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or hydrogen. With a solution for both the inner liner and the outer tape reinforcement, DSM is able to reduce the weight of the tank by up to 70%. [More]
Curtin Researchers Create ‘Eyes and Ears’ Technology for Affordable Autonomous Cars

Curtin Researchers Create ‘Eyes and Ears’ Technology for Affordable Autonomous Cars

Curtin researchers have helped create technology that will make an autonomous car affordable to the average-income person within a decade. [More]
Thixoforming Technology May Help Improve Competitiveness of Basque Automotive Companies

Thixoforming Technology May Help Improve Competitiveness of Basque Automotive Companies

Researchers, as part of the Co-operative Research Centre into High-performance Manufacturing’s (CICmarGUNE) “InProRet” strategic research project, are collaborating to develop more effective joints with a longer life for joining hybrid and composite metalsthat are required for automotive applications. This would enable production of components with greater value and also aid Basque companies in competing with others in the industry. [More]

Hexcel Promotes Composites For Aerospace, Automotive And Wind Energy At Composites Europe 2014

Hexcel will be promoting its latest carbon fibre and composite technologies at Composites Europe 2014, in Stuttgart, Germany, from 7th to 9th October 2014.  Hexcel will show how innovations in carbon fibre, prepregs... [More]
World's First 3D Printed Car's Test Drive Successful

World's First 3D Printed Car's Test Drive Successful

Local Motors, along with a team of industry experts, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Cincinnati Incorporated, and The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) launched the world’s first 3D-printed car in McCormick Place, Chicago, on September 13, 2014. As part of a victory lap, John B. Rogers, CEO of Local Motors, accompanied by AMT President Doug Woods, drove the car around at the six-day show. [More]
Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products Announces Capacity Expansion for Forged Suspension Parts

Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products Announces Capacity Expansion for Forged Suspension Parts

Kobe Steel, Ltd.’s U.S. joint venture, Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products, LLC (or KAAP), has increased its production capacity of aluminum forged products for automotive suspension systems by 50 percent. [More]
Daimler Trucks North America Recognizes Accuride with Masters of Quality Supplier Award

Daimler Trucks North America Recognizes Accuride with Masters of Quality Supplier Award

Accuride Corporation – a leading supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry – today announced that two of its wheel-production facilities have received the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) "Masters of Quality" Supplier Award for 2013. [More]
Eaton and Shaanxi Fast Gear Enter JV for Commercial Vehicle Clutch Market in China

Eaton and Shaanxi Fast Gear Enter JV for Commercial Vehicle Clutch Market in China

Power management company Eaton and Shaanxi Fast Gear Co. Ltd. (SFGW) today announced they have signed a joint venture agreement to support the growing commercial vehicle clutch market in China. [More]
BASF Inaugurates New Automotive Coatings Plant in China

BASF Inaugurates New Automotive Coatings Plant in China

BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd. today inaugurated its new automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. [More]