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Predicting the Future of Lightweight Vehicle Composites

Predicting the Future of Lightweight Vehicle Composites

To accelerate the development of new, economical long carbon fiber composites, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) worked with a team of leading experts to develop a series of engineering tools.

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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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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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