SAE International Book on Automotive and Aerospace Assembly Wins IBPA Award

Innovations in Automotive and Aerospace Assembly, a book published by SAE International, has won a IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ silver medal in the “Professional and Technical” category.

Up until the last two decades, aluminum in airplanes and steel in automobiles were the primary materials used to produce these two complex machines. These metal-to-metal assemblies, and specifically the same-type metal-to-metal assemblies, have resulted in distinct manufacturing process advantages over decades of production.

Innovations in Automotive and Aerospace Assembly addresses how these new, disruptive materials are changing the manufacturing and production processes for the transportation industries. Highlights and features in the book include:
  • Non-contact laser technology’s transition into aerospace use
  • Emerging thickness and hole measurement gauge technologies
  • Non-destructive adhesive inspection techniques
The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ are administered by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) with help from over 150 book publishing professionals including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, publicity managers, and editors.

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Review copies are available to credentialed media. To request a review copy, call 1-724-772-87522 or email

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