Rising vehicle production along with consumer demand for fuel-efficient, durable and lightweight vehicles should stimulate automotive plastics demand, particularly in China and India, where industrialization and urbanization are occurring rapidly.
Volkswagen Group of America becomes the first automotive OEM to join LIFT, the Detroit-based public-private partnership researching lightweighting solutions for automotive, aerospace and military applications.
The transatlantic association of the two advanced academic and industrial-technology hubs is investigating and experimenting in five areas: energy storage, innovative materials, propulsion systems, visionary design and emotion.
Torsional welding, developed for automotive applications at Magna’s Czech Republic exteriors plant, features a high-speed twisting motion that creates enough friction-based heat to join a plastic bracket to a thermoplastic fascia.
TOKYO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Kobe Steel Ltd's admission that it fabricated specifications on some of its aluminium, copper and other products has left about 500 affected companies scrambling to pin down the potential impact...