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SABIC Touts New Resin for Lightweighting

By on November 29, 2017 in MATERIAL MATTERS
SABIC Touts New Resin for Lightweighting

According to the company, the SABIC PP-UMS resin has a melt strength of more than 65 cN and provides superior foamability. It can be used to develop new foaming solutions for lighweighting in such industries as automotive, packaging, and building and construction. 

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New Extrusion Method Could Expand Magnesium in Lightweighting Vehicles

New Extrusion Method Could Expand Magnesium in Lightweighting Vehicles

The new process developed at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has the potential to reduce cost by eliminating the need for rare-earth elements, while simultaneously improving the material’s structural properties.

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Lightweight Materials Key Shell Rotella’s Starship Concept Rig

By on September 28, 2017 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Lightweight Materials Key Shell Rotella’s Starship Concept Rig

Shell’s futuristic concept tractor-trailer, dubbed the Starship Initiative, is on track to be completed within the coming months and could perform a cross-country efficiency test run as early as the first quarter of 2018, the company announced a week ago. The rig, which is being built by AirFlow Truck Company, aims to combine already-existing technologies […]

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Crashworthy Lightweight Material Solution For Automotive Industry

By on May 30, 2017 in IN THE NEWS
Crashworthy Lightweight Material Solution For Automotive Industry

BMW, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and the University of Delaware-Center for Composite Materials has completed research proving the accuracy of high speed computing for modeling and simulation, to predict the quality and effectiveness of a material that is both lightweight and safety-tested.

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Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Adds Lightweight Materials Expert

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Adds Lightweight Materials Expert

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) has announced the addition of Gregg Peterson to its Accelerating Technology team.

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Lightweight Technology Offers Machine Manufacturers a Competitive Advantage

By on October 24, 2016 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Lightweight Technology Offers Machine Manufacturers a Competitive Advantage

Lightweight technology can make a significant impact by reducing material requirements and the associated costs. A recent German study has shown that the production costs of a static component can be reduced by up to seven percent by using topology optimization.

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Toray Unveils Concept Car Made of Advanced Materials

By on October 10, 2016 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Toray Unveils Concept Car Made of Advanced Materials

Japanese materials maker Toray Industries has unveiled a new concept car to showcase its advanced technology, as the manufacturer hopes to strengthen ties with automakers. The concept car, Teewave AC1, is made of materials that the company has developed for electric, fuel cell and gasoline vehicles.

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Dow Automotive Unveils New Resin System

By on September 12, 2016 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Dow Automotive Unveils New Resin System

Increasing use of lightweight materials in automotive is the driver behind development of a new series of epoxy intermediates by Dow Automotive Systems.

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Strongest Titanium Alloy May Produce Lighter Vehicles

Strongest Titanium Alloy May Produce Lighter Vehicles

WASHINGTON: Researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a low-cost and lightweight titanium alloy, which is the strongest ever made and may help build lighter vehicles that use less fuel. The improved titanium alloy – stronger than any commercial titanium alloy currently on the market – gets its strength from the novel way atoms are […]

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Study: Lightweight Materials In Vehicles Increases Vehicle-Cycle GHG Emissions But Improves Fuel Economy

Study: Lightweight Materials In Vehicles Increases Vehicle-Cycle GHG Emissions But Improves Fuel Economy

Lightweight materials use in automotive manufacturing results in results in higher vehicle-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, but also in improved fuel-economy, which leads to a net benefit as far as total life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions go, according to a new study from Argonne National Laboratory. The new study was published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & […]

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