Archive for September, 2018

Digital Validation & Beyond

By on September 10, 2018 in PROCESSES & FABRICATING
Digital Validation & Beyond

Lightweighting, Safety and Dimensional Compliance Driven by lightweighting and safety needs, the application of press hardening steels to Body-in-White components has exploded in recent years. Product design, manufacturing engineering and production technologies have witnessed tremendous innovation toward producing parts with optimally developed and tailored properties. Digital engineering and validation tools have also kept pace with […]

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Multi-Material Lightweighting with Optimization-LED Design

Multi-Material Lightweighting with Optimization-LED Design

Introducing a performance-driven, holistic product-development method Lightweighting is a major focus in product design and development for ground transportation vehicles (passenger cars, trucks, buses) and many other consumer items. It is a multipurpose, economical solution for many industries, including environmental, construction and transportation.Product cost, CO2 emissions (increasing 34.1 mpg 2016 to 54.5 mpg by the […]

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Smart Machinery: Critical to Running Your Business

By on September 7, 2018 in PROCESSES & FABRICATING
Smart Machinery: Critical to Running Your Business

Many machinery production lines continue to use aged manufacturing processes with little integration of modern data analytics and decision-support tools. The history of materials is filled with transformational advancements catalyzed by increasingly lighter materials that have made it possible to achieve more functionality with less. Recent fuel-efficiency improvements in the automotive and aerospace industries and […]

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Noise, Vibration & Harshness Challenges in Vehicle Lightweighting

By on September 3, 2018 in PROCESSES & FABRICATING
Noise, Vibration & Harshness Challenges in Vehicle Lightweighting

With consumers and government regulators demanding greater fuel economy and fewer CO2 emissions, reducing vehicle weight remains a global megatrend and a key goal in new vehicle development for manufacturers and component suppliers. As the vehicle body structure represents a significant percentage of total vehicle mass, much of today’s engineering efforts focus on lightweighting the […]

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