Archive for August, 2017

Aluminum Extrusion for Lightweighting: Key Factors
for Success

By on August 16, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS
Aluminum Extrusion for Lightweighting: Key Factors <br>for Success

OEMs can replace steel with aluminum extrusions, but often engineering teams are not as familiar with the alloys, the extrusion process, and the tolerances and performance characteristics that can be achieved. Here’s what engineers need to know and what to expect from suppliers.

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LIFT, The Center Launch “LIFT Off” Webinar Series to Highlight Small Company Innovations

By on August 2, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS
LIFT, The Center Launch “LIFT Off” Webinar Series to Highlight Small Company Innovations

LIFT – Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center have announced the launch of the “LIFT Off” webinar series featuring small companies and the innovations they are working on related to lightweighting and manufacturing.

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FCA, Toyota, Faurecia, AP&T Win Altair Lightweighting Awards

FCA, Toyota, Faurecia, AP&T Win Altair Lightweighting Awards

The winner of the Full Vehicle category was the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, which is an impressive 249 pounds (113 kilograms) lighter than its predecessor. Toyota’s carbon fiber closure panels for the 2017 Prius Prime and Lexus LC500, and Faurecia’s Adaptive Valve for exhaust systems employed on the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado took the top honors for the module category.

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