John Pellettieri

Digital Validation & Beyond

By on September 10, 2018 in PROCESSES & FABRICATING
Digital Validation & Beyond

Lightweighting, Safety and Dimensional Compliance Driven by lightweighting and safety needs, the application of press hardening steels to Body-in-White components has exploded in recent years. Product design, manufacturing engineering and production technologies have witnessed tremendous innovation toward producing parts with optimally developed and tailored properties. Digital engineering and validation tools have also kept pace with […]

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Multi-Material Lightweighting with Optimization-LED Design

Multi-Material Lightweighting with Optimization-LED Design

Introducing a performance-driven, holistic product-development method Lightweighting is a major focus in product design and development for ground transportation vehicles (passenger cars, trucks, buses) and many other consumer items. It is a multipurpose, economical solution for many industries, including environmental, construction and transportation.Product cost, CO2 emissions (increasing 34.1 mpg 2016 to 54.5 mpg by the […]

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Smart Machinery: Critical to Running Your Business

By on September 7, 2018 in PROCESSES & FABRICATING
Smart Machinery: Critical to Running Your Business

Many machinery production lines continue to use aged manufacturing processes with little integration of modern data analytics and decision-support tools. The history of materials is filled with transformational advancements catalyzed by increasingly lighter materials that have made it possible to achieve more functionality with less. Recent fuel-efficiency improvements in the automotive and aerospace industries and […]

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Noise, Vibration & Harshness Challenges in Vehicle Lightweighting

By on September 3, 2018 in PROCESSES & FABRICATING
Noise, Vibration & Harshness Challenges in Vehicle Lightweighting

With consumers and government regulators demanding greater fuel economy and fewer CO2 emissions, reducing vehicle weight remains a global megatrend and a key goal in new vehicle development for manufacturers and component suppliers. As the vehicle body structure represents a significant percentage of total vehicle mass, much of today’s engineering efforts focus on lightweighting the […]

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Ceramic-Balls Market Expanding

By on August 29, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Ceramic-Balls Market Expanding

According to MarketsandMarkets, the ceramic-balls market will grow from $433.0 million in 2018 to $636.3 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 8.0 percent between 2018 and 2023. The increasing use of heat- and corrosion-resistant materials in the automotive end-use industry is one of the significant driving factors. Silicon-based ceramic balls provide superior properties, such […]

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New Advanced Metal Processing Center Opens in London

By on August 20, 2018 in IN THE NEWS
New Advanced Metal Processing Center Opens in London

Thenew Advanced Metal Processing Center (AMPC) has opened at Brunel University London. The center gives manufacturers an incentive to work with Brunel on large-scale research and development activity, which includes innovative structures for lightweight car parts that would go from the lab to full-scale industrial trials. The AMPC is funded by £15 million ($20 million) […]

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Nanostructured Magnesium Alloys

By on August 17, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Nanostructured Magnesium Alloys

Terves LLC. was selected by the U.S. Army and Missile Defense Agency to continue development of innovative high-strength, non-flammable, nanostructured magnesium alloys for lightweighting applications. The company received Department of Defense (DoD) SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) support for its patent-pending cast and wrought magnesium alloys, which could save 30 percent or more in structural […]

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Accolades for SikaPower, SikeSeal

By on August 15, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Accolades for SikaPower, SikeSeal

Frost & Sullivan presented Sika Automotive with the 2018 European Product Leadership Award for its flagship adhesives, SikaPower® and SikaSeal®. These two market-leading body-shop adhesives improve automobiles’ stiffness, crash durability and fatigue performance, thereby reducing vehicle weight and increasing safety levels. “Sika’s Body Shop Adhesive products enable lighter-weight vehicle body construction, leading to higher fuel […]

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Tier I Supplier Upgrades IMMS

Tier I Supplier Upgrades IMMS

Mitsubishi, wishing to overhaul its injection molding machines (IMMs) for bumpers, brought in Patti Engineering. As reported by Automation World, the Detroit-based company was charged with replacing Mitsubishi Electric A Series programmable logic controllers (PLCs) with Mitsubishi’s Melsec-Q Series PLCs. Patti Engineering also was to upgrade the machines’ human-machine interfaces (HMIs) to the InduSoft Web […]

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Lightweighting the BMW M2

By on August 4, 2018 in IN THE NEWS
Lightweighting the BMW M2

BMW has introduced an M Performance Parts concept car. It showcased how the BMW M2 could be customized with knowledge based on motorsports for lightweighting. The concept weighed over 132 pounds less than the production model. The concept car used a great deal of carbon fiber, starting at the grille, all the way through to […]

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