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NanoSteel Delivers Advanced Automotive Sheet to General Motors

NanoSteel Delivers Advanced Automotive Sheet to General Motors

By teaming up with launch partner, AK Steel, an industry leader in steel product development, NanoSteel has now completed commercial production trials and delivered its first automotive sheet material to General Motors for initial testing. [More]
Royal DSM Launches New Stanyl Polyamide 46-Based High Performance Material

Royal DSM Launches New Stanyl Polyamide 46-Based High Performance Material

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has launched an innovative new high performance material based on Stanyl® polyamide 46. This new material, Stanyl HGR1, reduces frictional torque in automobile engine timing systems and will provide OEMs with a very cost-effective tool for reducing fuel consumption. [More]
New Method Developed to Better Measure Charging States of Next-Generation Electric Lithium Car Batteries

New Method Developed to Better Measure Charging States of Next-Generation Electric Lithium Car Batteries

Lithium ion phosphate batteries are widely used to power the batteries in electric cars, but, unlike the amount of gas in a fuel tank, their state of charge can't be measured directly by a physical quantity. [More]
VDI Congress: ELIX Polymers to Introduce ABS Plating Grades Portfolio for Automotive Industry

VDI Congress: ELIX Polymers to Introduce ABS Plating Grades Portfolio for Automotive Industry

ELIX Polymers, a leading manufacturer of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives in Europe with a 40-year track record, will introduce its ABS plating grades portfolio at the VDI “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” congress in Mannheim, Germany (March 9th and 10th). [More]
JEC World 2016 to Introduce Four New Display Areas Dedicated to Automotive, Aeronautics, Sports and Sustainability

JEC World 2016 to Introduce Four New Display Areas Dedicated to Automotive, Aeronautics, Sports and Sustainability

The JEC World exhibition that reaches in 2016 the unequalled surface of 62,000 sqm will introduce, for the first time, four new display areas totaling more than 1,800 sqm. The so-called Planets will feature innovative and iconic parts, final products, and some of the 2016 JEC Innovation Awards recipients. [More]
First All Carbon Fiber Electric Vehicle Successfully Completes Frontal Crash Test with Amazing Results

First All Carbon Fiber Electric Vehicle Successfully Completes Frontal Crash Test with Amazing Results

Michael Hu, President of 2050 Motors, Inc., announced today that the first all carbon fiber electric vehicle (the e-Go EV) has commenced crash testing in China and has successfully passed the frontal crash test with amazing results. [More]
Renewable Wood-Based Carbon Fiber Used to Build Car Prototype

Renewable Wood-Based Carbon Fiber Used to Build Car Prototype

The world's first model car comprising wood-based carbon fiber roof and battery was produced by a group of Swedish researchers. Many decades ago, station wagons have wooden paneling; however, this was merely for aesthetics. The vision behind using wood in this current research is to decrease vehicle weight using renewable materials. [More]
Chalmers Researcher Alters Microstructure of Magnesium Alloys to Decrease Weight of Vehicles

Chalmers Researcher Alters Microstructure of Magnesium Alloys to Decrease Weight of Vehicles

By changing the microstructure in magnesium alloys, Mohsen Esmaily, researcher in Atmospheric Corrosion at Chalmers, has succeeded in improving possibilities for the transport sector to use these materials to decrease the weight of vehicles. [More]
Winter Woes Could be Relieved by Self-Heating Lithium-Ion Battery

Winter Woes Could be Relieved by Self-Heating Lithium-Ion Battery

A lithium-ion battery capable of self heating even if the temperature is less than 32°F can prove to be comforting as it could relieve winter "range anxiety" for owners of electric vehicles, according to a research team from Penn State and EC Power, State College. This self-heating battery also has a wide range of applications. [More]
BMW 7 Series Features Hexcel’s Innovative CFRP Technology

BMW 7 Series Features Hexcel’s Innovative CFRP Technology

Hexcel is pleased to have its innovative CFRP technology introduced in the BMW 7 Series where it is used to save weight and reinforce the metal shell of the B-pillar. Hexcel supplies BMW with preforms made of unidirectional carbon prepreg set in various orientations and combined with adhesive. The prepreg is made from Hexcel’s HexPly® M77 resin system that cures in 1.5 minutes at 160°C. [More]