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GM Eyes Advanced Aluminum Molds

General Motors is developing new hard-facing approaches using titanium and titanium carbide as it bids to expand the use of low-cost tooling made from aluminum or plastic composites [..]

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Polyamide Strut Mount Cuts Weight, Improves Ride

The first-ever glass-reinforced polyamide automotive strut mount housings are a finalist in the in the 46th-annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards competition. Winners will be announced Wednesday evening at Burton [..]

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GM Targets SLS For Conformally Cooled Molds

General Motors is developing new mold making technology that reduces skill levels required to design optimum conformal cooling channels as well as improves cooling times. The technology is [..]

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Camaro SS Air/Oil Separator Targets Improved Acceleration Performance

The new Chevrolet LT1 Camaro SS is using an injection molded separator to keep liquid oil from travelling up filtered air systems into the vehicle’s intake systems during [..]

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Engineering Thermoplastic Improves Automotive Carbon Composites

A high-end engineering thermoplastic will be used as a modifier in a thermoset composite in automotive roofs and hoods. Hankuk Carbon of South Korea will use Virantage polyethersulfone [..]

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Treated Glass Bubbles Slash Weight on New Corvette

Don’t write off glass thermoset composites as weight-saving automotive body panels. A new version called TCA Ultra Lite from Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) is in production on the [..]

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Big Three Expand Use of Under-Hood 100% PCR Polyamide

Wellman now has more than 150 automotive engineering approvals for use of its engineering plastics made from recycled carpet and other materials. Nearly 40 are for a material [..]

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Moldable Carbon Composite Will Drive Auto Applications

New technologies are pushing the adoption curve for carbon composites in automotive applications, especially in Europe.  Not so much in the United States, where we suddenly live once again [..]

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Grace Lieblein Is New Buying Czar At A Fast-Changing GM

A 52-year-old Latina is on the fast track at General Motors, and she seems to represent the sea change taking place at the humbled auto maker, long famous [..]

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3M Develops Microstructure Tooling For Tail Lens

A thermoformed microstructured plastic is replacing an injected molded lens in the rear tail lamp of the Buick Enclave. The result is more even illumination, greater design freedom, [..]

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