Items Tagged with 'lightweighting'


GM Partners with Autodesk for 3D Parts

GM partnered with Autodesk to produce 3-D-printed parts. Their engineers have applied this new technology to produce a proof-of-concept part that is 40 percent lighter and 20 percent stronger than the original part.

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'Explosive Welding' Being Studied for Mixed Material Repairs

As aluminum becomes more popular in vehicles, the industry is searching for safer ways to join mixed materials. There are several academic studies related to the lightweighting issue, including one from Ohio State University, which is studying “civilized explosive welding” as a way to join dissimilar materials and avoid corrosion.
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