|Materials Technologies for Automotive Applications VII
Automotive manufacturers and their suppliers are looking at reducing the weight of automobiles in order to maximize fuel efficiency and meet federal CAFE guidelines. To realize this goal, automakers are focusing on high performance, lightweight materials. These materials require innovation in process technologies and tools to reduce cost and integrate them into vehicle designs. The proper use of advanced materials allows them to achieve both the energy and safety goals of the automotive industry. This newsletter looks at new developments in advanced materials used in automobile lightweighting.