In oil and gas terms, a decade is little more than a heartbeat. According to the American Petroleum Institute, it can take up to 10 years just to bring an offshore well from leasing to production, and even longer in areas with no preexisting infrastructure. After spending so much time and potentially billions of dollars […]
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Temperature is an important consideration throughout the entire vehicle development process. The most prominent example is inside the car where driver and passenger comfort are taken into account. This is far from the only example, though, especially today as lightweighting initiatives have introduced mixed material designs that cause a new set of challenges related to thermal […]
The auto industry has been around more than 100 years. Does this mean we view cars as old technology? No. The industry is old, but its products are very new, applying the latest innovations the 21st century technology has to offer. Same with steel —“old” (we prefer “historic”) industry, very new products. Steel is an […]
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 […]
Superman has his kryptonite. Daredevil can’t tolerate noise pollution. Green Lantern’s miraculous ring holds his power, but it is ineffective against the color yellow. Magnesium’s greatest weakness? Corrosion. Magnesium may not be as fast as a speeding bullet or as powerful as a locomotive, but it does have the largest strength-to-weight ratio of common structural […]
“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold”… In this case our friends as a whole represent the automotive industry. Our new friends: aluminum, and our old friends: steel (the “other gold”), but BOTH aluminum and steel are great when it comes to lightweighting. It’s no secret that aluminum […]