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Altair Honors Innovations in Automotive Lightweighting and Sustainability

Toyota and its segment-first IsoDynamic Performance Seat were big winners in this year’s Altair Enlighten Awards, honored during an awards ceremony at the 2023...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Cadillac's Future-Tech Flagship

Restoring the Cadillac brand to its golden-age pinnacle, when it stood equal among Europe’s ultra-luxury greats, has long been an intermittent dream within GM. The grandiose ‘Sixteen’ concept in...

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Materials

Altair Honors Innovations in Sustainability and Lightweighting

Ford follows up its top prize in last year’s Sustainable Product category – for the Mustang Mach-E – with another electric-vehicle winner, the 2022 F-150 Lightning....

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Aerospace

Bio-Based Polyurethane Containing Isosorbide for Use in Composites and Coatings

Polyurethane can be easily molded or cast into a film at ambient conditions.

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Materials

Altair Honors Weight-Saving Innovations

Sustainable and stylish: two words not commonly paired but that aptly apply to this year’s Altair Enlighten Award winner for Sustainable Product – Vehicle, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. The...

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Data Acquisition

USCAR Broadens Its Research Footprint

The project teams working under the USCAR (United States Council for Automotive Research) umbrella help carve a knowledge pathway to accelerate technology development. “We typically have...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Tesla Casts a New Strategy for Lightweight Structures

Aluminum is synonymous with “weight-saving” in most contemporary automotive-engineering reference points. But apart from a few applications – most notably Ford’s F-Series...

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Electronics & Computers

Engineering the Chevrolet Corvette's First-Ever Mid-Engine Architecture

Shifting 500 lb (227 kg) of engine mass rearward by 7.5 feet (2.3 m) and moving 300 lb (136 kg) of transmission components aft by almost three feet transformed the...

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Defense

Aircraft Casting Alloy

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.
Wilmington, MA
855-237-2522
www.ibcadvancedalloys.com

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. will continue production of components for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II...

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Defense

Fusible-Core Polymer

Egmond Plastic
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31-72-5614644
www.egmondplastic.nl

Fuel housings for aerospace applications have very complex inner geometries which are not moldable using conventional...

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Aerospace

Infusing Lightweight Composite Structures

Liquid resin infusion (LRI) is a proven manufacturing technology for both small- and large-scale structures for which, in most cases, experience and limited prototype experimentation is sufficient to...

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Physical Sciences

Humanlike Articulated Robotic Headform for Respirator Fit Testing

The testing of individual respiratory protection (IRP) devices is now accomplished with panels of human wearers. Historical at tempts to simulate the human face and head have...

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Materials

Ultraviolet Polymerization of Hydrodynamically Shaped Fibers

Materials composed of stacked plates are stronger than the same materials in bulk. However, such stacked plate materials are generally composed of hard, inorganic materials cemented together by a more flexible substance, and do not occur in long fiber shapes. Very few natural or...

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Physical Sciences

Mechanical Aspects of Structural Composite Batteries

In furtherance of the development described in the immediately preceding article, an experimental study focusing on mechanical aspects of structural composite batteries was performed. In...

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Materials

Making Ultra-Hydrophobic Textured Silicone-Rubber Surfaces

Silicone-rubber surfaces microscopically textured in such a manner as to render them ultra-hydrophobic have been fabricated by a method in which breath figures are utilized....

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Materials

High-Temperature Resins for Composite Materials

Improved, readily processable thermosetting polymer resins are being developed for use as matrix materials in composite-material structures in applications in which there are requirements for...

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Materials

Geopolymers

The use of ceramics in an ancient culture is one measure of that society's overall technical sophistication. Combining the study of ancient ceramics with modern science and technology has led to the creation of new ceramics with...

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