Archive for September, 2019

R.I.P. Beloved Beetle

By on September 28, 2019 in IN THE NEWS
R.I.P. Beloved Beetle

Your storied history has come to an end. Volkswagen is shutting down your production. You were truly a lightweight car. Your 1955 model weighed a mere 1,600 pounds. Puny next to that year’s Cadillac Coupe de Ville’s 4,610 pounds. You started out as a pet project for Adolf Hitler. He wanted you to be the […]

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The Next Industrial Revolution

By on September 27, 2019 in IN THE NEWS
The Next Industrial Revolution

Advances in Gen3 steel and battery 3-D printing is transforming product development and manufacture. The rate at which new methods of additive manufacturing are coming online is staggering. The number of new materials being developed seemingly grows by the day, and the additive technologies continue to be improved and refined for better speed, resolution and […]

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Sales Rising for Light Vehicle Batteries

By on September 27, 2019 in IN THE NEWS
Sales Rising for Light Vehicle Batteries

The global light vehicle batteries market is expected to post a compound annual growth rate of more than 10 percent from 2019 to 2023, according to market-research company Technavio. A key factor in this growth is the declining Li-ion battery prices. Li-ion batteries are the most widely used batteries for light vehicles across the world […]

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Lightweighting Fuels Chemical & Materials Market Growth

By on September 27, 2019 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Lightweighting Fuels Chemical & Materials Market Growth

Automotive lightweighting will boost the global chemicals and materials in the infrastructure and mobility applications sector, business-consulting firm Frost & Sullivan predicts. Other key factors pushing the market will be 3-D printing, digital transformation, circular economy and CO2 as feedstock. Frost & Sullivan expects market growth to be propelled by rapid economic and infrastructure development […]

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