Archive for October, 2016

LIFT, Materion Project Targets Metal-Matrix Composites

LIFT, Materion Project Targets Metal-Matrix Composites

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow and Materion Corporation have teamed with industry experts and university researchers on a two-year project to develop more cost-effective means to manufacture lightweight aluminum metal matrix composites for autoomotive and aerospace industries.

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Astorg Invests in AutoForm

Astorg Invests in AutoForm

An interview with Benoit Ficheur (BF), Director of Astorg and Dr. Waldemar Kubli (WK), CEO of AutoForm Group on the heels of Astorg’s investment into the supplier of software solutions for the sheet metal forming industry

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Hitachi Metals to Develop Composite Material for
Auto Market

Hitachi Metals to Develop Composite Material for<br> Auto Market

Hitachi Metals aims to create a new aluminum-carbon composite for automobiles that is 60% lighter than steel and less expensive than typical carbon fiber composites.

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Altran Acquires Benteler Engineering

By on October 25, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, SUPPLY CHAINS
Altran Acquires Benteler Engineering

France-based Altran has acquired Benteler Engineering for an undisclosed sum. Roughly 700 engineering staff are transferring to Altran’s Germany-based organization, considerably boosting its key prototyping capacity in the automotive industry.

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Lightweight Technology Offers Machine Manufacturers a Competitive Advantage

Lightweight Technology Offers Machine Manufacturers a Competitive Advantage

Lightweight technology can make a significant impact by reducing material requirements and the associated costs. A recent German study has shown that the production costs of a static component can be reduced by up to seven percent by using topology optimization.

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Toray Unveils Concept Car Made of Advanced Materials

Toray Unveils Concept Car Made of Advanced Materials

Japanese materials maker Toray Industries has unveiled a new concept car to showcase its advanced technology, as the manufacturer hopes to strengthen ties with automakers. The concept car, Teewave AC1, is made of materials that the company has developed for electric, fuel cell and gasoline vehicles.

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Industry Associations Partner on Pilot Program to Increase Automotive Recycling

Industry Associations Partner on Pilot Program to Increase Automotive Recycling

The aim of the “Automotive End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Recycling Demonstration Project” is to develop a method of collection and recovery of polypropylene (PP) and thermoplastic olefin (TPO) auto parts in a way that demonstrates technical and economic feasibility.

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The Case for Recycled Carbon Fibre in Auto Lightweighting

The Case for Recycled Carbon Fibre in Auto Lightweighting

The use of carbon fibre by BMW in its i3 model marked another turning point, this time in the automotive market, with carbon fibre being used in high volumes on a production vehicle.

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