Lightweighting: The Implications for Automotive Design Development

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This resource contains the presentations from the seminar, “Lightweighting: The Implications for Automotive Design Development,” which was sponsored by the American Society of Body Engineers Foundation (asbe) with support from the CAAT.

Description:

This resource contains the presentations from the seminar, "Lightweighting: The Implications for Automotive Design Development," which was sponsored by the American Society of Body Engineers Foundation (asbe) with support from the CAAT. This event provided networking and technical briefings on two of the automotive industry's hottest topics: advanced materials and joining technologies.  Listed below are the presenters and their presentations from the briefings:

  • Greg Schroeder, Center for Automotive Research (CAR), "Overview of Advanced Materials and Joining Technology"
  • Jeff Conklin, Vehma International, "25% Weight Saving Ford Fusion Project"



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under
Grant No. 1003032. 

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

 

Classification:
Energy Policy
Materials Lightweighting
Product Lifecycle:
Pre-production: Research, Design, Development, Testing, and Tooling
Production: Manufacturing, Assembly, and Operations
Post-production: Service, Reuse, and Recycling
Resource Type:
CAAT
Conference Material
Presentation
Professional Development
Institution:
asbe, CAR, Ford, Vehma
Author & Title:
Mark Stevens Project Manager,Matt Zaluzec Ford Motor Company,Jeff Conklin Vehma International
Date Developed:
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Keywords:
Advanced Materials,Aluminum,CAFE,DOE,Joining Technology,Lightweighting
Education Level:
Undergrad Students (13-14)
Undergrad Students (15-16)
Audience:
Industry Professionals/Practitioners
Researcher