All Lightweighting articles – Page 4

  • Ford rouge ext
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    Rouge alert

    2018-08-23T16:12:00Z

    It’s been part of Ford real estate for more than a century but, as Gareth Price discovers, the historic Rouge Center houses a truck plant shaped for modern times

  • Stratasys Fortus 380CF copy
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    Stratasys starts shipping 3D printer

    2018-08-21T12:45:19Z

    Israel - The Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition was first previewed at the additive manufacturing event called Rapid 2018, and is now available to purchase for US$70,000. It is dubbed by the company as an "affordably priced additive manufacturing system dedicated for carbon-fiber-filled Nylon 12."The printer has already been used ...

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    Steel makes a strong case

    2018-07-26T16:40:00Z

    With the push for powertrain electrification gaining strength producers of high-strength steel are preparing themselves to capitalise reports James Bakewell In 2017, global sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) reached 1.3m units, according to Frédéric Painchault, head of Global Automotive Marketing at steelmaker ...

  • arcelor
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    Steel going strong

    2018-05-11T14:44:08Z

    ArcelorMittal provides an insight into how the trend of electrification will impact steel demand in vehicle designLast year marked the first on in which global sales of electrified vehicles exceeded one million units. Although the numbers are still a long way behind sales volumes of conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) ...

  • General Motors is appointing Pamela Fletcher to the newly created role of Vice President – Global Electric Vehicle Programs.  She will be responsible for leading the team to accelerate GM on the path
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    Interview: Pamela Fletcher, GM Global Electric Vehicle Programs

    2018-05-08T11:28:00Z

    AMS speaks to Pamela Fletcher, VP of General Motors' global EV programmes, about the manufacturer’s bold electrification plans General Motors' Pamela Fletcher stepped into the newly created role of Vice President – Global Electric Vehicle Programs in 2017GM is planning a new EV platform. Can such a platform be more ...

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    2018-05-08T11:16:54Z

    GM is planning a new EV platform. Can such a platform be more flexible compared with a standard combustion-engine platform?What’s more important than flexibility is optimisation. When you try to convert an ICE-based vehicle platform into an EV, you run into issues that could only be avoided by having a ...

  • General Motors Autodesk 3D printing
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    GM combines software and 3D printing

    2018-05-04T11:47:46Z

    US - General Motors has become the first carmaker to use new generative design software technology from Autodesk - a software company headquartered in San Rafael, California. It is using the technology to design parts that are then 3D printed for proof-of-concept."This disruptive technology provides tremendous advancements in how we ...

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    Lightweighting with laser-welded blanks

    2018-02-28T15:58:00Z By ArcelorMittal

    The latest generation of steels brings new opportunities for OEMs Laser-welded blanks (LWB) give automotive engineers the chance to design lightweight parts that ensure the right steel is in the right place for safety and performance. Combining LWBs with new hot-stamping grades, such as Usibor 2000 and Ductibor ...

  • arcelor
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    Steel going strong

    2018-02-28T15:56:00Z By ArcelorMittal

    ArcelorMittal provides an insight into how the trend of electrification will impact steel demand in vehicle design Last year marked the first on in which global sales of electrified vehicles exceeded one million units. Although the numbers are still a long way behind sales volumes of conventional internal combustion ...

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    What can steel do for chassis?

    2018-02-28T15:49:00Z

    With high-tensile strength and an optimised microstructure, advanced high-strength steel grades can offer many advantages for chassis components Many factors are dictating the future of OEMs developing chassis components. Consumer trends, regulations and advancements in manufacturing technology are just a few of them. Developments in materials is another. ...

  • ArcelorMittal Technical Shot BIW HotForming
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    Lightweighting with laser-welded blanks

    2018-02-28T15:28:00Z

    The latest generation of steels brings new opportunities for OEMs Laser-welded blanks (LWB) give automotive engineers the chance to design lightweight parts that ensure the right steel is in the right place for safety and performance. Combining LWBs with new hot-stamping grades, such as Usibor 2000 and Ductibor ...

  • Nexteer high availability electric power steering
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    Automated steering technology

    2018-02-23T15:00:10Z

    Nexteer Automotive says it has introduced two steering technologies that enable advanced safety and functions for Level 2-5 automated driving. The company claims its high availability Electric Power Steering (EPS) is designed for resilient operational availability and is optimised through additional redundancies in torque and position sensors, electronic control units, ...

  • BMW i3_production_cell
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    The case for carbon fibre

    2018-01-04T14:32:00Z

    The launch of the i3 has changed the conversation about the future application of carbon fibre in vehicle structures

  • NAIAS 2017 luxury by design detail
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    Seating plan

    2017-11-21T17:23:39Z

    Adient CTO Detlef Juerss talks to AMS about the company’s sure and steady approach to new and complex challengesAmong all the exhibits at the IAA international motor show in Frankfurt, a seat that Adient produces for the BMW 7-Series ably exemplifies a modern automotive manufacturing challenge – to combine precision ...

  • Tenneco's Elastomer Solutions
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    Parts of the process

    2017-11-21T14:26:57Z

    Tenneco CTO Ben Patel talks to AMS about the company’s approach to perfecting process, sharing best practice and mastering materialsSpinning off from a multi-sector conglomerate enterprise in the 1990s, the Tenneco of today takes it manufacturing focus along two distinct component groups. The clean air line features exhaust systems, catalytic ...

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    Lightweighting with laser welded blanks and the latest generation of steel grades

    2017-11-16T14:14:00Z

    In this webinar, we illustrate the benefits of combining laser welded blank technology and solutions with the latest advanced high strength steel grades, including the new generation of press hardenable steels – Usibor® 2000 and Ductibor® 1000. This webinar was recorded on ...

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    Chemical composition

    2017-10-31T15:08:59Z

    The greater use of mixed materials in vehicle construction has required changes to the pretreatment processThe initial treatment that a bare metal car body receives is fundamental to achieving the key performance parameters of all subsequent coating and painting operations, most obviously corrosion protection and paint adhesion. For many decades, ...

  • Steel coil, Tata Port Talbot
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    Still going strong

    2017-10-31T09:02:33Z

    As November marks the 40th anniversary of the original press-hardened steel patent, AMS takes a look at how the technology has evolved and where it is heading next in an era of mixed-material vehicle productionThe overriding merit of press-hardened steel (PHS) has always been the unique combination of formability, ultra ...

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    Off the grid

    2017-10-12T14:46:49Z

    By convention, single-seater cars are machines for the racing circuit but one family business is striving to create and manufacture the exceptionSingle seater cars are usually machines for the race track only but there can be exceptions. One of them is the BAC Mono, made by small UK company Briggs ...

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    Master piecers

    2017-10-12T13:03:39Z

    AMS reports on the techniques used in the typically bespoke but ever larger-scale production of blanksIn itself, the term ‘blanking’ denotes something fairly straightforward and unexceptional – creating flat shapes out of sheet metal that may then be subjected to some further process such as bending. But companies wanting to ...