Advanced Materials Standards & Resources from SAE International

The quest for lighter, greener vehicles leads to the society for advancing the mobility industry.

Automakers are in overdrive to meet the U.S. federal mandate for a 54.5-mpg fleet average in the 2025MY. That's in addition to a bevy of other upcoming governmental fuel economy and CO2 emissions regulations around the globe they and commercial vehicle makers alike must comply. Meanwhile, ever-rising gas prices have made increasing the effectiveness of fuel burned an even greater priority in the aerospace industry.

According to the U.S. Energy Department, reducing an automobile's weight by 10% can improve fuel economy by 7-8% - making massreduction technology or lightweighting through the use of advanced materials is a promising path towards lowering fuel consumption and vehicle CO2 emissions.

From the first engine oil viscosity standards and international common material documents for increased aircraft product during WWI, SAE International has been at the forefront of the most significant vehicle technology advances for more than 100 years. Through its market-driven, voluntary consensus standards program and its library of mobility engineering information — the largest of its kind — SAE has worked hand-in-hand with the global aerospace and ground vehicle communities to solve its greatest transportation challenges. And, it can do the same for industry's quest for lighter, greener vehicles.

A sampling of Advanced Material SAE Resources


Some 622 Standards and Papers published in the last 3 years on Adhesives and Sealants; Aluminum/Alloys; Composites; Lightweight Materials; Magnesium/Alloys; Nanomaterials; Polymers

Recent Developments in Aerospace Manufacturing, Materials, & Structures SAE Technical Paper Collection

Composite Materials SAE Standards Subscription

AMS Metals: Carbon & Low Alloy Steels SAE Standards Subscription



Standards Development

Known throughout the world for its Aerospace Material Standards (AMS), offers 32 materials related technical committees including those that address elastomers, polymerics, composites, and non-ferrous alloys

25 Ground Vehicle Committees develop standards on such material topics as Carbon & Alloy Steels, Plastics, Fatigue Design & Evaluation, Green Bio-Materials; a new steering group on Material Substitution has been formed



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