Material Qualification in the Automotive Industry

The recent emphasis on fuel economy is expected to accelerate the evolutionary rate of introducing lightweight materials. CAR’s Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) group identified material qualification as one of the major barriers to faster...

Mixed Materials Solutions: Alternative Materials for Door Assemblies

The Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) has undertaken a co-development demonstration project focused on mixed-material solutions for a high volume vehicle door. The co-development, or door project, as it came to be known, maintained its own...