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New On-Demand Presentation from SAE International Identifies Automotive Lightweighting Solutions

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 18, 2015 -

SAE International offers a free, on-demand presentation that identifies key issues and optimum solutions to finding the most affordable, efficient lightweight composite solutions to meet fuel efficiency and emissions targets.


The adaptation of lighter weight materials brings challenges to every step of the manufacturing process from design through production. Plastics, aluminum, and carbon fiber each require special consideration that is different than the steel and sheet metal that automakers have relied upon for more than a century.


Mass Reduction for Mass Production,” is a 20-minute program sponsored by Dow that will show how VORAFORCE™ structural composites enable weight reduction, parts integration, and efficiencies in materials and processing. Participants will have the opportunity to ask the expert speaker questions.


Speaker for the event is Peter Cate, Associate Marketing Director, New Business Platforms, Dow Automotive Systems. Mr. Cate’s responsibilities include analysis of significant new business platforms and recommendation for priority opportunities as well as leading selected new business platforms through development and implementation.


To access the presentation, “Mass Reduction for Mass Production,” visit    


SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 137,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.


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