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The Chevrolet Corvette

2005-04-11
This collection chronicles the development of America's favorite sports car by the designers and engineers who made it happen. These 30 papers cover more than 50 years and six generations of the engineering, styling, and research and development of the Chevrolet Corvette. Twenty-two papers focus on the first five generations, with the last eight papers detailing the new sixth-generation Corvette. Material collected in this volume truly has unprecedented historical value. A 1954 paper by Maurice Olley presents a technical description of the first production Corvette. The book's preface includes insight from Zora Arkus-Duntov into the reasons behind the Corvette's development. Other highlights include comments from Corvette's chief engineer, a press release created by General Motors on its fiftieth anniversary, and a timeline with photos documenting the Corvette's evolution.
Video

Spotlight on Design: Composite Materials: Advanced Materials and Lightweighting

2015-04-15
“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.
Video

Spotlight on Design Insight: Composite Materials: New Trends in Automotive Design

2015-05-08
“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.
Technical Paper

National Automotive Service Task Force: A Case Study of Industry Collaboration to Improve Serviceability by Resolving Gaps in Vehicle Service and Tool Information

2008-04-14
2008-01-1285
In 1990 in the USA, Section 206 of the Clean Air Act ushered in a new era in passenger car and light truck service and maintenance. Ensuing requirements led to introduction of sophisticated vehicle on-board diagnostic systems. These systems demand the increasing sophistication of service providers. The amount of service information has expanded exponentially. The sophistication of the tools needed to diagnose and repair vehicles has become increasingly complex. To meet the needs of today's service professionals, new systems had to be developed. The convergence of regulations, vehicle complexity, tool capabilities and the growing volume of service information required the vehicle producers and service communities to implement more efficient information delivery systems.
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