Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-0418

Advanced Material Technologies — A Key Factor for Ultimate Driving Performance 2000-01-0418

This contribution illustrates the important role modern material technology plays in automobile development. Numerous examples chosen from body, suspension, and powertrain components show how low weight technologies, better comfort, and a high level of recyclability can be achieved by advanced material solutions. General trends in material development for automotive applications are pointed out. Examples shown are high strength steels for body-in-white, aluminum for suspension, and modern plastics for engine components. In addition, some ideas are given for potential future material technologies as a key factor in providing ultimate driving performance.


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