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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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Reducing Cost and Waste When Purchasing Composites

Reducing Cost and Waste When Purchasing Composites

Ordering more composite material than you need for your production? Is your material expiring before you can use it? Does your material reach its maximum out time before you have completed the processing? There are many things to consider when buying time- and temperature-sensitive goods.

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Ultralight Door Module From Magna International

Ultralight Door Module From Magna International

Magna International Inc., in cooperation with the DOE and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, announced it has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5 percent mass savings compared to an average current production door.

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Report: Indiana Lightweighting Jobs Growing Faster Than Other States

By on November 18, 2016 in IN THE NEWS, SUPPLY CHAINS
Report: Indiana Lightweighting Jobs Growing Faster Than Other States

In a recent quarterly report for the national industry, Indiana posted the highest increase in the Midwest in online job ads for lightweight-related manufacturing, showing its growing presence in the state.

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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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