15th Oct 2019
Henkel, a global provider of high-impact solutions based on adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, and Carbon Revolution, the Australian manufacturer of one-piece automotive carbon composite wheels, are working together to speed up development of OEM automotive one-piece carbon fibre wheels. These wheels can give up to 40 - 50 per cent weight...
15th Oct 2019
Freudenberg has acquired activities of Frictins GmbH from Wolnzach including its technology to increase the friction coefficient. This allows lightweight, more compact component designs and transmission of upto 5-times higher torque and shear forces. The features are useful for applications within e-mobility and its requirements for connection of parts.
14th Oct 2019
The Board of Directors of Autoneum has named Matthias Holzammer, the former, long-term head of business group Europe, as the new CEO with immediate effect. He is taking over from Martin Hirzel, who will be leaving the company in agreement with the BoD. Autoneum is a manufacturer of vehicle acoustic and thermal management solutions for vehicles.
9th Oct 2019
Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), a leader in highly-engineered, composite vehicle components, is setting up a manufacturing facility in Seguin, Texas. CSP and its parent company Teijin are investing approximately $70 million to construct the 200,000 square-foot facility, aimed at supporting future growth of the company and giving it competitive...
2nd Oct 2019
Automotive supplier Rheinmetall Automotive, a member of the technology group Rheinmetall, is systematically expanding its longstanding expertise in automotive lightweight engineering. Through its subsidiary KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH, the Neckarsulm-based company has now acquired a 24.9 per cent stake in Carbon Truck & Trailer GmbH (CarbonTT), Stade/Germany.
1st Oct 2019
Scheurer Swiss is to produce carbon-reinforced 3D printing components for the latest generation of the racing series "Castrol Toyota Racing Series" (TRS). The well-known racing series based on a Formula 3 chassis is entering the next round. Toyota Gazoo Racing New Zealand has presented a new, more powerful racing car for the TRS 2020, the Toyota FT-60.
28th Sep 2019
CSP Victall has got the CCE-JEC Innovation Award for its advanced composite pickup box, currently in production on Jiangling Motors Corporation's (JMC) Yuhu 3 and Yuhu 5 pickup trucks. It is the first such use of composites in the Chinese automotive industry. The Yuhu composite pickup box is 30 per cent lighter than a similar box stamped in steel.
25th Sep 2019
Shape Machining has produced a carbon fibre suspension link for a high-end automotive manufacturer (OEM). The links has undergone all tests successfully. The design uses ShapeTex and epoxy thermoset resins technologies to make a part that can be pressed in very short cycle times. The technique leads to 45 per cent weight saving over a formed aluminium...
17th Sep 2019
The majority of the contenders for the World Car Awards 2020 are equipped with lightweight components for acoustic and thermal management. The official list of the finalists has been recently announced at the IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt. The leading automobile industry awards will be presented at the New York Motor Show in the spring of 2020.