Archive for July, 2017

Q&A with GM Expert on the Company’s Lightweighting Initiatives

Q&A with GM Expert on the Company’s Lightweighting Initiatives

Lightweighting World recently spoke with Charlie Klein, executive director, global CO2 and energy center for General Motors. The automaker has made significant strides in its nearly fleet-wide move to develop lighter vehicles.

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The Power of Two Materials: Plastic Meets Metal

The Power of Two Materials: Plastic Meets Metal

Emission regulations are becoming more stringent. For the entire automotive industry—manufacturers and suppliers—it‘s an enormous challenge. Polymer metal hybrids from ElringKlinger combine maximum functionality with minimum weight.

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OEM Focus, Including Ford and General Motors, in Latest Issue of Lightweighting World

By on July 21, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS
OEM Focus, Including Ford and General Motors, in Latest Issue of <I>Lightweighting World</I>

Collaboration and innovation is at the heart of Ford’s efforts to develop lightweight chassis and subframe components as described in the feature beginning on page 26. General Motors is touting its own lightweighting success and with good reason.

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Hydro Acquires Sapa for Global Aluminum Position

Hydro Acquires Sapa for Global Aluminum Position

Following the transaction, Hydro says it will become a global, integrated aluminium company with more than 35,000 employees, and activities in around 40 countries.

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AK Steel to Purchase Precision Partners Holding Company

AK Steel to Purchase Precision Partners Holding Company

The acquisition expands AK Steel’s platform for innovative lightweight steel solutions. Ontario-based Partners Holding Company provides engineering, tooling, die design and hot and cold stamped steel parts.

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