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GM to Use Carbon Fiber in Next-Generation Pickup Beds?

GM to Use Carbon Fiber in Next-Generation Pickup Beds?

General Motors has made efforts to slash weight from its vehicles, and its next-generation full-size pickup trucks might get the most surprising lightweight solution yet. They might be in line for a carbon fiber-induced diet.

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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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OEM Focus, Including Ford and General Motors, in Latest Issue of Lightweighting World

By on July 21, 2017 in IN THE NEWS
OEM Focus, Including Ford and General Motors, in Latest Issue of <I>Lightweighting World</I>

Collaboration and innovation is at the heart of Ford’s efforts to develop lightweight chassis and subframe components as described in the feature beginning on page 26. General Motors is touting its own lightweighting success and with good reason.

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New PACE Center Opens in Korea University Setting

By on December 9, 2016 in IN THE NEWS, SUPPLY CHAINS
New PACE Center Opens in Korea University Setting

Kookmin University has been chosen by Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) to become the fifth university in the country to build a PACE Center.

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A Startup Tries to Crack the Code to Lighter, Stronger Steel for Cars

A Startup Tries to Crack the Code to Lighter, Stronger Steel for Cars

If the material—which is made using nanotechnology, or the practice of engineering materials at a tiny scale—works as advertised it could enable a large car company like GM to reduce the weight of its vehicles, creating lighter but still sturdy cars that are more fuel efficient.

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Weight Reduction Helps New GM Vehicles Save Fuel, Money

Weight Reduction Helps New GM Vehicles Save Fuel, Money

Hidden in a General Motors presentation on how the automaker has taken hundreds of pounds out of the weight of its new vehicles is an innovation with huge implications for the automaker’s costs and conversion to new materials.

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