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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Altair Announces Nominees for 2017 Enlighten Award

Altair Announces Nominees for 2017 Enlighten Award

The Enlighten award aims to celebrate and promote innovation in automotive lightweighting, and will be presented in partnership with the Center for Automotive Research at the 2017 CAR Management Briefing Seminars set to take place in Traverse City, Mich. from July 31-August 3.

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Reducing Cost and Waste When Purchasing Composites

Reducing Cost and Waste When Purchasing Composites

Ordering more composite material than you need for your production? Is your material expiring before you can use it? Does your material reach its maximum out time before you have completed the processing? There are many things to consider when buying time- and temperature-sensitive goods.

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Casting Ahead: Die-Cast Magnesium Gaining Favor

Casting Ahead: Die-Cast Magnesium Gaining Favor

When weighing material choices, the higher tooling costs of die-cast magnesium are offset by lower production costs, according to a report by Joe Petrillo, director of sales at Meridian. “Given that, die-casting magnesium becomes extremely cost effective.”

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Productions+Processes: Solutions in Composite Materials

Productions+Processes: Solutions in Composite Materials

Large volumes at reasonable prices—often that goal is a contradiction in terms when it comes to producing fiber-reinforced composite materials. PulPress technology developed by Evonik Industries AG, in cooperation with Secar Technologie, demonstrates how it can be achieved.

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Crashworthy Lightweight Material Solution For Automotive Industry

Crashworthy Lightweight Material Solution For Automotive Industry

By on May 30, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS

BMW, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and the University of Delaware-Center for Composite Materials has completed research proving the accuracy of high speed computing for modeling and simulation, to predict the quality and effectiveness of a material that is both lightweight and safety-tested.

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Solvay Provides Solution for Quieter Clutch Actuator

Solvay Provides Solution for Quieter Clutch Actuator

Solvay and FTE, who have collaborated for more than 20 years, worked together to select Ixef® 1027 PARA, a 50 percent glass-fiber reinforced, heat-stabilized compound that delivers very high strength and rigidity along with excellent creep resistance

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Thermosets Offer Performance + Cost Advantages

Thermosets Offer Performance + Cost Advantages

Offering the same lightweighting benefits of thermoplastics, thermosets excel in high-heat applications exposed to harsh environments or elements found in automotive applications.

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KAAP Expanding Again in Kentucky Thanks to Lighter Vehicles

KAAP Expanding Again in Kentucky Thanks to Lighter Vehicles

“This is our 12th year producing aluminum automobile suspension parts in Kentucky. Two years ago we decided to make our sixth investment, and due to the increasing necessity of lighter vehicles, we have decided to make another investment.”

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