Archive for May, 2016

Novelis Commissions $120 Million Finishing Line

Novelis Commissions $120 Million Finishing Line

Installed to support the production of stronger, lighter and safer vehicles, the line represents Novelis’ latest investment of $120 million to expand high-strength aluminum alloy supply for Ford F-Series trucks

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Weight Reduction Helps New GM Vehicles Save Fuel, Money

Weight Reduction Helps New GM Vehicles Save Fuel, Money

Hidden in a General Motors presentation on how the automaker has taken hundreds of pounds out of the weight of its new vehicles is an innovation with huge implications for the automaker’s costs and conversion to new materials.

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Michigan: College Grant to Foster Lightweighting Jobs

By on May 23, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS
Michigan: College Grant to Foster Lightweighting Jobs

Emphasizing the importance of advanced materials in automotive design, the National Science Foundation this month awarded a Michigan community college $200,000 for lightweight vehicle manufacturing education.

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England: Renault Invites Central Saint Matins, UAL to Collaborate On Future-Focused Interiors

By on May 16, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS
England: Renault Invites Central Saint Matins, UAL to Collaborate On Future-Focused Interiors

Renault has collaborated with Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London to offer the renowned college’s MA Industrial Design students the exclusive opportunity to experience the French car manufacturer’s pioneering Global Design Studios via a unique competition to shape the interior of future autonomous cars. Through the partnership, nine groups of three students studying […]

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Kobe Steel to Produce Aluminium Auto
Extrusions in U.S.

Kobe Steel to Produce Aluminium Auto <br>Extrusions in U.S.

Kobe Steel announced it would manufacture and sell aluminium extrusions for the automotive sector in the US. The new business will operate through a company called Kobelco Aluminium Products and Extrusions (KPEX) in Bowling Green, Kentucky. KPEX will make bumper materials for cars and car frame materials. The new company will have an integrated production facility, […]

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How the Cars of the Future Will Transform Life
As We Know It

By on May 10, 2016 in Features
How the Cars of the Future Will Transform Life <br>As We Know It

We are on the verge of a transportation revolution that will lead us to cars of the future and could send today’s cars to the same fate as the horse. The horse was the mainstay of daily life a century ago. It was the primary mode of transportation. Owning a horse was a major point […]

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Low & Bonar Rolls Out Production in China

Low & Bonar Rolls Out Production in China

UK-based Low & Bonar, a global high performance materials manufacturer, started production at its new facility Bonar High Performance Materials (Changzhou) in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District (CND), Changzhou, Jiangsu province, China in late April. Nearly $50 million was invested in the build out of the first phase of the new facility. Changzhou mayor Mr. Fei Gaoyun indicated […]

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