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Metal Forming

This seminar covers metal forming and related manufacturing processes, emphasizing practical applications. From forged or P/M connecting rods to tailor-welded blank forming, metal parts are integral to the automotive industry. As a high value adding category of manufacturing, metal forming is increasingly important to the core competency of automobile manufacturers and suppliers. A thorough survey of metal forming processes and metal forming mechanics will be performed, including bulk deformation, sheet-metal, and powder metallurgy operations. Design considerations are fully integrated into the course and are presented with every process.
Training / Education

Automotive Plastics Principles of Materials & Process Selection

2019-06-10
Plastic - any class of synthetically-produced organic compounds capable of being molded and hardened into a specific shape or form. This course is designed to offer a basic understanding of plastics and plastic processing. Using plastics can be simple, but there is much more behind producing high performance plastic parts. This seminar will walk you through the molding process, provide a comprehensive look at the variables in the manufacturing mix, and review characteristics of typical automotive plastics such as PP, PVC, ABS, and more.
Standard

WET OR DRY PAVEMENT PASSENGER CAR TIRE PEAK AND LOCKED WHEEL BRAKING TRACTION

1969-03-01
HISTORICAL
J345_196903
This SAE Recommended Practice defines the best known techniques for evaluating peak and locked wheel braking traction. It covers an important phase of tire braking traction, namely, the wet or dry pavement straight ahead conditions. However, this is but a small portion of the whole field of tire traction. As test procedures are established for other phases of this complex study, additional supplementary procedures will be written. A discussion of this entire subject is contained in Appendix B to this recommended practice.
Standard

Wet or Dry Pavement Passenger Car Tire Peak and Locked Wheel Braking Traction

2018-02-15
CURRENT
J345_201802
This SAE Recommended Practice defines the best known techniques for evaluating peak and locked wheel braking traction. It covers an important phase of tire braking traction, namely, the wet or dry pavement straight ahead conditions. However, this is but a small portion of the whole field of tire traction. As test procedures are established for other phases of this complex study, additional supplementary procedures will be written. A discussion of this entire subject is contained in Appendix B to this recommended practice.
Standard

Test Method for Determining Cold Cracking of Flexible Plastic Materials

2009-11-09
CURRENT
J323_200911
This SAE Recommended Practice is applicable for determining the cold characteristics of flexible plastic materials, as applicable. It consists of three different methods for determining low-temperature properties of materials depending on type of material and end use. The method used shall be as specified by the contractual parties.
Standard

AUTOMOTIVE METALLURGICAL JOINING

1970-10-01
HISTORICAL
J836_197010
This report is an abbreviated summary of metallurgical joining by welding, brazing, and soldering. It is generally intended to reflect current usage in the automotive industry; however, it does include some of the more recently developed processes. More comprehensive coverage of materials, processing details, and equipment required may be found in the Welding Handbook, Soldering Manual, and other publications of the American Welding Society and the American Society for Testing and Materials. AWS Automotive Welding Committee publications on Recommended Practices are particularly recommended for the design or product engineer. This report is not intended to cover mechanical joining such as rivets or screw fasteners, or chemical joining processes such as adhesive joining.
Standard

MAGNESIUM CASTING ALLOYS

1989-01-01
HISTORICAL
J465_198901
This document has not changed other than to put it into the new SAE Technical Standards Board Format This SAE Standard covers the most commonly used magnesium alloys suitable for casting by the various commercial processes. The chemical composition limits and minimum mechanical properties are shown. Over the years, magnesium alloys have been identified by many numbering systems, as shown in Table 1. Presently, SAE is recommending the use of the use of the UNS numbering system to identify those materials. Other equally important characteristics such as surface finish and dimensional tolerances are not covered in this standard.
Standard

Magnesium Casting Alloys

2018-01-09
CURRENT
J465_201801
This document has not changed other than to put it into the new SAE Technical Standards Board Format This SAE Standard covers the most commonly used magnesium alloys suitable for casting by the various commercial processes. The chemical composition limits and minimum mechanical properties are shown. Over the years, magnesium alloys have been identified by many numbering systems, as shown in Table 1. Presently, SAE is recommending the use of the use of the UNS numbering system to identify those materials. Other equally important characteristics such as surface finish and dimensional tolerances are not covered in this standard.
Standard

PEEL ADHESION TEST FOR GLASS TO ELASTOMERIC MATERIAL FOR AUTOMOTIVE GLASS ENCAPSULATION

1988-10-01
CURRENT
J1907_198810
This recommended practice defines a procedure for the construction and testing of a 180 deg peel specimen for the purpose of determining the bondability of glass to elastomeric material in automotive modular glass. This test method suggests that elastomeric material of less than 172 mpa modulus be used as the encapsulating material. The present practice of encapsulating automotive glass is described as molded-in-place elastomeric material onto the outer edge of the glass using thermoplastic or thermosetting material that quickly sets in the mold. The glass is removed from the mold with the cured elastomeric material bonded to the perimeter of the glass. This encapsulated glass module can now be bonded with a sealant adhesive into the body opening of a vehicle.
Standard

Decorative Anodizing Specification for Automotive Applications

2013-03-28
CURRENT
J1974_201303
This SAE Recommended Practice is aimed at ensuring high-quality products of anodized aluminum automotive components in terms of durability and appearance. Decorative sulfuric acid anodizing has been well developed over the last several decades in the aluminum industry. Exterior and interior performance demonstrated that parts processed to this document meet long-term durability requirements. Since the treatment of processing variables is outside the scope of this document, it is important for applicators of this coating to develop an intimate knowledge of their process, and control all parameters that affect the quality of the end product. The use of techniques such as statistical process control (SPC), capability studies, design of experiments, process optimization, etc., are critical to produce material of consistently high quality.
Magazine

SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2004-10-01

2004-10-01
Beyond batteries the reinvention of a 100-year old electrical energy-storage device could transform heavy-duty hybrid drive systems. Pumping down the volume The design evolution of low-noise spur and helical gear pumps. Tackling Tier 3 Both Cummins and Caterpillar choose the in-cylinder approach to reducing emissions. The telematics fix Diagnostics may be the key to keeping telematics viable and affordable. Complete and intelligent systems SAE 100 Future look: The future of mobile hydraulics can be seen today. Modern mobile hydraulics of today and tomorrow consists of complete system solutions with integrated electronics, which make off-highway machinery more efficient and, at the same time, reduce life-cycle costs. The next step in hydraulics and electronics SAE 100 Future Look: As we celebrate 100 years of SAE's contributions to our industry, it seems very appropriate to look forward at the next few years and assess where we will be.
Book

The Rocket Age Takes Off

2011-02-01
This beautifully illustrated educational book, part of the innovative A World In Motion program, teaches engineering principles to primary-age children through an imaginative and exciting story. In The Rocket Age Takes Off, readers explore the whimsical world of Robert Goddard and learn about the father of modern rocketry. This book follows Dr. Goddard’s exciting journey to build the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket and describes how his inventions advanced space exploration. While learning about Dr. Goddard’s early trials and tribulations, readers will begin to uncover the work necessary to optimize a design to make an object go farther and higher. Illustrated by Michele Shortly. Buy the Set of Four Children's Books The Three Little Pigs' Sledding Adventure Malarkey and the Big Trap Once Upon a Time in the Woods The Rocket Age Takes Off Proceeds of the sale of this book will benefit the pre-college programs of the SAE Foundation.
Book

The Rocket Age Takes Off - Family Fun Edition

2011-02-01
The A World in Motion Family Fun Edition Books provide parents and grandparents with guided activities designed to introduce young children to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts through materials that can be found around the home. These guided activities are part of our beautifully illustrated student readers. In The Rocket Age Takes Off, readers explore the whimsical world of Robert Goddard and learn about the father of modern rocketry. This book follows Dr. Goddard’s exciting journey to build the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket and describes how his inventions advanced space exploration. While learning about Dr. Goddard’s early trials and tribulations, readers will begin to uncover the work necessary to optimize a design to make an object go farther and higher. This beautifully illustrated educational book, part of the innovative A World In Motion program, teaches engineering principles to primary-age children through an imaginative and exciting story.
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