HRL Laboratories, a combined research entity for advanced materials owned by the Boeing Company and General Motors, has come up with a way to use 3-dimensional printing to create parts made of high-strength aluminum, including AI7075 and AI6061. This method also creates a pathway towards making products from other additive-intense …
According to a study from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling, shows that from “grave to gate” the automotive industry recycles about 90 percent of its aluminum. Read more at FutureCars.com.
A research team from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a laser process that could make joining carbon fiber composites and aluminum less expensive with more robust joints as a result. The process promises cheaper lightweight, high-end components for use in automotive manufacture. Read about it at Gizmag.com.
The fully-redesigned Ford F-150 has famously been made of aluminum. So how does it do out in the real world and, perhaps more importantly, how does this affect the King of all Ranch trucks? Read it at CarNewsCafe.com. [Show as slideshow]