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Finding the right adhesive for your lightweighting application is dependent on the right chemical mix. Some adhesives are rigid. Others have high degrees of elasticity. Some offer increased energy absorption. How do you know which is right for the job? It starts with considering some basic questions. What are your goals? Are you aiming for improved acoustic and […]

“Form follows function” is a maxim credited to early 20th century architect, Louis Sullivan, in relation to architectural and industrial design, inferring that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose. Form also follows function in vehicle lightweighting. With 2025 CAFE standards targeting 54.5 mpg per […]

You wouldn’t want a gas leak in your house – the same holds true for your car. The auto industry holds this same quality-focused mindset, and is taking on this notion to ensure that lighter, reliable cars are held to the highest quality standards.   The Effects of Lightweighting 2025 CAFE standards are influencing a […]

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Have you ever tried to fix your child’s broken toy and found that when bonding two dissimilar materials, your conventional bonding method didn’t work? In the automotive industry, as OEMs are exploring new material choices to help meet the 2025 CAFE standards, this is a common occurrence as well. Light metals like high-strength steel and […]

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