Aleris Opens Kentucky Aluminum Plant

By on November 20, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Aleris Opens Kentucky Aluminum Plant

Aleris, a global aluminum manufacturer, has opened its $400 million aluminum automotive body sheet production facility in Lewisport, Kentucky.

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Schaeffler Invests $60 Million in Wooster, Ohio Facility Expansion

By on November 16, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, SUPPLY CHAINS
Schaeffler Invests $60 Million in Wooster, Ohio Facility Expansion

The plant will be the U.S. center for advanced E-Mobility development. For 40 years, Schaeffler Group USA Inc. – a global automotive and industrial supplier – has invested in the United States, with a significant portion of those investments taking place in Wooster, Ohio. Today, Schaeffler commemorated the facility’s 40th anniversary with a grand opening celebration and unveiling of the […]

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Robots Frame New Car with Automotive Lightweighting

Robots Frame New Car with Automotive Lightweighting

Working with Comau SpA, Alfa Romeo created an innovative manufacturing strategy and assembly line of the future.

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Lightweighting World November/December
Digital Issue Available

By on November 5, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS
<I>Lightweighting World</I> November/December <br>Digital Issue Available

View the features and departments in the latest issue below, and CLICK HERE to  access the entire issue online.

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New Extrusion Method Could Expand Magnesium in Lightweighting Vehicles

New Extrusion Method Could Expand Magnesium in Lightweighting Vehicles

The new process developed at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has the potential to reduce cost by eliminating the need for rare-earth elements, while simultaneously improving the material’s structural properties.

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Toyota, Nissan Among Automakers Checking Parts Hit by Metals Scandal

Toyota, Nissan Among Automakers Checking Parts Hit by Metals Scandal

Japanese automakers including Toyota, Nissan and Mazda are investigating whether falsely labelled products supplied by Kobe Steel have impacted the safety of their cars.

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Sabic Introduces New Resins for LED Automotive Lighting

Sabic Introduces New Resins for LED Automotive Lighting

LEXAN™ HF4010SR resin is one of the new offerings. The polycarbonate (PC) material can make it possible for customers to develop complex headlight bezels with enhanced aesthetics.

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Magna Sweeps Automotive Composites Conference Awards

By on October 5, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS
Magna Sweeps Automotive Composites Conference Awards

Magna swept all three awards given at the recent Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition. The awards recognize outstanding innovations in the development and use of composites in the automotive industry.

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Lightweight Materials Key Shell Rotella’s Starship Concept Rig

By on September 28, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Lightweight Materials Key Shell Rotella’s Starship Concept Rig

Shell’s futuristic concept tractor-trailer, dubbed the Starship Initiative, is on track to be completed within the coming months and could perform a cross-country efficiency test run as early as the first quarter of 2018, the company announced a week ago. The rig, which is being built by AirFlow Truck Company, aims to combine already-existing technologies […]

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Dana Launches New Lightweight Driveshaft Line

By on September 28, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Dana Launches New Lightweight Driveshaft Line

Dana has launched the SPL 250 Lite driveshaft designed to be a lightweight option for most configurations of heavy-duty commercial vehicles. It has also been engineered for reduced noise, vibration and harshness levels, improved performance, and improved vehicle dynamics without compromising strength, according to the manufacturer.

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