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2008-12-08
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Two SAE International cooperative research programs (CRPs) sponsored by most of the world's largest automakers have found that the alternative refrigerant HFO1234yf offers "significant environmental benefits" while posing no significant risks related to safety (e.g., toxicology, flammability) when used in vehicle A/C systems.
2014-04-30
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Granta Design at the recent SAE 2014 World Congress launched the Automotive Materials Consortium (AutoMatlC) that will bring together OEMs and suppliers in the automotive and off-highway sectors to develop best practices for materials information and use.
2011-04-13
Article
Dr. Prakash Sathe was named an SAE Fellow, and Dr. Nadir Yilmaz earned the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, in ceremonies during the 2011 World Congress.
2012-12-20
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Lightweight materials will make the greatest impact in helping medium- and heavy-duty trucks achieve upcoming greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency regulations, according to respondents to an online poll posted on SAE Off-Highway Engineering Online and Automotive Engineering International Online for two weeks in late November and early December.
2012-10-19
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SAE International is working with global automakers to investigate the formation of a new Cooperative Research Program (CRP) regarding 1234yf refrigerant. The formation of the group is in response to a Daimler AG press release on Sept. 25 that questioned the safe use of the refrigerant.
2015-06-10
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Automotive Engineering is serving as media partner for the 2015 Altair Enlighten Award. In collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), the annual award recognizes achievements in lightweighting across the automotive industry and will be presented during the CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS), August 3-5 in Traverse City, MI.
2014-06-05
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Automotive Lightweighting Using Advanced High-Strength Steels from SAE International is intended to help design engineers make informed decisions on what basic materials to use and how to optimize them to achieve cost-effective weight reduction and, consequently, better fuel efficiency.
2014-03-14
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SAE International has published a new book titled "Plastics Application Technology for Safe and Lightweight Automobiles."
2015-09-29
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SAE International’s book, Economics of Composites, captures the state of the composites industry to assist engineering/technical professionals in charting a course for achieving economic success.
2011-11-15
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The cathode is the "energy-carrying heart" of the lithium-ion battery, according to Umicore's Tom Van Billinghen, and rethinking its materials and design is key to helping to reduce Li-ion battery costs.
2012-06-22
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Upcoming fuel economy and emissions regulations around the world, notably in the U.S. and Europe, are forcing OEMs to think drastically about vehicle efficiency.
2014-06-17
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Industry experts at Hyundai and Ford address the opportunities and challenges involved with moving toward composite-intensive vehicles. The Ford Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicle project, a collaboration with the U.S. DOE and Vehma International, illustrates the automaker's efforts to move toward lighter-weight materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum, and advanced high-strength steels.
2010-04-28
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ArvinMeritor may have exited the light-vehicle business, but it has not abandoned the knowledge and engineering expertise acquired from that segment. To achieve positive results in its three key areas of innovation—efficiency, safety, and durability—the commercial-vehicle supplier is investing in engineering and R&D and drawing upon its previous work on the light-duty side, said CEO Chip McClure at a breakfast during the SAE 2010 World Congress.
2013-01-04
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Cost remains the most significant challenge to overcome for composites to be more widely deployed in high-volume vehicles, according to a recent poll posted on AEI Online. Repairability was second, manufacturing/assembly third.
2011-11-17
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“We expect increases in raw material prices—there will be no relaxation in the future,” warned Dr. Wolfgang Bernhart, a partner with strategy consultants Roland Berger.
2014-04-02
Article
The new book "Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications" from SAE International uses a no-nonsense, step-by-step approach to examine the variables of automotive glass engineering.
2011-11-15
Article
SHANGHAI, CHINA—Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2011—“Me-chem-tronics” is the convergence of mechanical, chemical, and electrical/electronics engineering skills that are defining automotive product development jobs now and in the future, due to new vehicle designs, powertrains, and materials.
2011-11-17
Article
The global auto industry uses more than 80% of the world’s dysprosium, the total annual production of which is about 1000 t (1100 ton)—“and it’s all mined in Szechuan, China,” said SAE International E-Motors Symposium speaker Jack Lifton, Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research.
2009-04-07
Article
At a recent meeting to assess the service industry's readiness to deal with the new A/C refrigerant, EPA urges industry for a phase-out of R-134a to beat or at least match the European Community's regulations.
2016-04-12
Video
In “The Impact of Additive Manufacturing in Automotive Applications”, a professor from Kettering University explains why additive manufacturing will be a game changer for car makers, and how process control is one of the biggest challenges ahead. An engineer at Local Motors in Arizona shows how the company builds its cars using a large-scale 3D printer, including how a variety of materials is being evaluated for optimal performance in this type of application. The episode highlights: The expected positive impact of AM on smaller car makers and suppliers The key difference between small 3D printers and large-scale ones The need to find the best possible material combination so vehicles that are #D-printed are as safe as traditional ones Also Available in DVD Format To subscribe to a full-season of Spotlight on Design, please contact SAE Corporate Sales: CustomerSales@sae.org or 1-888-875-3976.
2017-05-11
Video
Carbon fiber composites make Formula One racecars go faster, make airliners fly farther, and can make cars and trucks lighter, to save fuel. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at Magna and Ford's new carbon fiber engine cradles. SAE Eye on Engineering also airs Monday mornings on WJR 760 AM Detroit's Paul W. Smith Show. Access archived episodes of SAE Eye on Engineering.
2014-01-15
Video
Using pressure sensitive adhesive tapes to achieve economy and efficiency in automotive assembly
2017-06-07
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The body of the vehicle you?re driving may be held together with more glue than welds. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at joining dissimilar materials with industrial adhesives. SAE Eye on Engineering also airs Monday mornings on WJR 760 AM Detroit's Paul W. Smith Show.
2015-05-08
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“Spotlight on Design: Insight” features an in-depth look at the latest technology breakthroughs impacting mobility. Viewers are virtually taken to labs and research centers to learn how design engineers are enhancing product performance/reliability, reducing cost, improving quality, safety or environmental impact, and achieving regulatory compliance. When automotive and aerospace manufacturers look for a material with superior lightweight and strength characteristics, they often look no further than composite materials. In the episode “Composite Materials: New Trends in Automotive Design” (10:20), an engineer from Molded Fiber Glass Research Company demonstrates how they develop and test the properties of composite materials, and an engineer at MirTEQ Incorporated discusses designing molds for an aftermarket composite part.
2017-02-14
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When Ford decided to invest in aluminum body structures for its F-Series pickups, they made sure the 2018 Expeditions SUV was included in the product plan. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at the lightweight 2018 Ford Expedition. SAE Eye on Engineering also airs Monday mornings on WJR 760 AM Detroit's Paul W. Smith Show. Access archived episodes of SAE Eye on Engineering.
2015-04-15
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“Spotlight on Design” features video interviews and case study segments, focusing on the latest technology breakthroughs. Viewers are virtually taken to labs and research centers to learn how design engineers are enhancing product performance/reliability, reducing cost, improving quality, safety or environmental impact, and achieving regulatory compliance. In the episode “Composite Materials: Advanced Materials and Lightweighting” (30:20), Molded Fiber Glass Companies, known for its deep involvement in the creative development of the molded fiberglass process for the Corvette, demonstrates the manufacturing of sheet molded composite for fiberglass parts. Tanom Motors introduces the Tanom Invader, a blend between an automobile and a motorcycle made exclusively with composite materials. Finally, Euro-Composites demonstrates the manufacturing of honeycomb core material made out of aramid paper and phenolic resin used in aircraft structures.
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