September 2017

LIGHTWEIGHTING: Now Comes the Hard Part

2017-09-07T07:57:36+00:00

September 5, 2017

Photo caption: An operator at Constellium’s new plant in White, GA, conducts a quality check on an aluminum bumper beam. 

Source: advancedmanufacturing.org; Author: Bill Koeing

Automakers, suppliers have made vehicles lighter but the task is getting more difficult.

Automakers, working closely with suppliers, have reduced […]

LIGHTWEIGHTING: Now Comes the Hard Part 2017-09-07T07:57:36+00:00

August 2017

IACMI Vehicle Scale Up Facility host 150 for Schuler Event

2017-08-28T14:32:05+00:00

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) hosted Schuler Group at the IACMI Vehicle Scale Up Facility at Corktown in Detroit, MI. More than 150 attendees from automotive manufacturing organizations across the United States attended the event, where Schuler presented “Driving Efficiency with Schuler,” detailing the composite manufacturing innovations and trends that […]

IACMI Vehicle Scale Up Facility host 150 for Schuler Event 2017-08-28T14:32:05+00:00

June 2016

BMW Increases Investment in Driverless, Carbon Fiber-Based Electric Vehicles

2016-06-13T15:14:10+00:00

Source: Composites Manufacturing Magazine

According to a recent article from Reuters, BMW wants to “double down” on research and development of carbon fiber-based electric cars, which are supported by driverless technology. The company’s efforts will include a revamp of its electric car auto brand “i” that includes i3 and i8 sedans – both of which […]

BMW Increases Investment in Driverless, Carbon Fiber-Based Electric Vehicles 2016-06-13T15:14:10+00:00

March 2016

ORNL’s Claus Daniel delivers prestigious Gilbreth Lecture

2017-01-19T05:39:06+00:00

Materials Scientist and Oak Ridge National Laboratory deputy director of the Sustainable Transportation program, Claus Daniel delivered the prestigious Gilbreth Lecture at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) meeting in February.

The Gilbreth Lectures, established in 2001, are presented to early outstanding American engineers as an opportunity to increase visibility within the NAE membership. Nominated […]

ORNL’s Claus Daniel delivers prestigious Gilbreth Lecture 2017-01-19T05:39:06+00:00

December 2015

Tennessee’s innovation ecosystem praised as fertile ground for companies and technology

2015-12-24T04:34:06+00:00

Tennessee’s innovation ecosystem was praised as a fertile ground for companies and technologies in a Venture Nashville article this week.

The accolades were driven by the recent Nashville placement of Eve Steigerwalt, an executive scout for global automotive supplier, Dana.  As a scout for Dana Holding Corporation, she is responsible for technology acquisition, commercialization  and innovation […]

Tennessee’s innovation ecosystem praised as fertile ground for companies and technology 2015-12-24T04:34:06+00:00

Cadillac’s 2016 CT6 is more efficient and lighter…

2015-12-07T04:50:56+00:00

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 is lighter and more efficient than ever.  Part innovations, including a sleek carbon fiber hood produced by Magna innovations help make Cadillac a lightweight leader.

The hoods will appear in the ATS-V and CTS-V high performance models.  The carbon fiber hoods are more than 27% lighter than aluminum […]

Cadillac’s 2016 CT6 is more efficient and lighter… 2015-12-07T04:50:56+00:00