Tag: CAFE standards

Aleris Opens Kentucky Aluminum Plant

By on November 20, 2017 in IN THE 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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Ward’s Survey: Automakers Move Forward with Lightweighting Plans

Ward’s Survey: Automakers Move Forward with Lightweighting Plans

The 2017 Wards Auto survey suggests that automakers are moving forward with strategies to reduce vehicle weights and improve fuel efficiency. The auto industry competes in a global marketplace, and engineers continue to look for innovative lightweighting solutions.

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Q&A with GM Expert on the Company’s Lightweighting Initiatives

Q&A with GM Expert on the Company’s Lightweighting Initiatives

Lightweighting World recently spoke with Charlie Klein, executive director, global CO2 and energy center for General Motors. The automaker has made significant strides in its nearly fleet-wide move to develop lighter vehicles.

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The Power of Two Materials: Plastic Meets Metal

The Power of Two Materials: Plastic Meets Metal

Emission regulations are becoming more stringent. For the entire automotive industry—manufacturers and suppliers—it‘s an enormous challenge. Polymer metal hybrids from ElringKlinger combine maximum functionality with minimum weight.

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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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CAFE Standards Expected to Remain in Place

By on December 2, 2016 in IN THE NEWS
CAFE Standards Expected to Remain in Place

The Environmental Protection Agency this week proposed preserving the 54.5mpg 2025 standard for OEMs, and may lock them in ahead of the Trump Administration.

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Lightweighting World Magazine Debuts

By on August 17, 2016 in IN THE NEWS
<strong>Lightweighting World</strong> Magazine Debuts

“Lightweighting World answers the critical need for a single, credible industry resource, explains Executive Editor, David A. Hill.” “Our mission is to bring lightweighting applications into sharper focus, while providing a platform for the exchange of technical and application driven- information, inspiration and collaboration.”

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Why Automotive Manufacturers Are So Focused on Lightweighting

By on August 6, 2016 in IN THE NEWS
Why Automotive Manufacturers Are So Focused on Lightweighting

The Annual WardsAuto survey, sponsored by DuPoint Automotive, found that the majority of automakers are focusing on lightweighting and engine efficiency to meet the 2025 CAFE requirements.

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Big Growth Opportunities for Automotive Silicones in Lightweighting Applications

By on March 20, 2016 in IN THE NEWS
Big Growth Opportunities for Automotive Silicones in Lightweighting Applications

As environmental agencies have enforced standards that demand greater lightweighting and fuel efficiency, the automotive industry has increasingly turned to silicone elastomers. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, 360 Degree Analysis of the Silicones Market for the Automotive Industry, finds that the market earned revenues of $2.59 billion in 2015 and estimates them to reach […]

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