Roof Lightweighting Study

The CALM team selected the roof structure for a lightweighting study to highlight the possibilities of mixed-material for mass reduction. Three lightweighting concepts were compared to the 2011 Honda Accord roof in mild steel as the baseline. With the latest...

Advancing Additive Manufacturing into the Mobility Industry

Future cities will likely be dominated by automated, connected, electric, and shared (ACES) vehicles. Automotive customers are demanding greater vehicle personalization and unique ride experiences. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a revolutionary group of technologies...

Mixed Material Joining – Advancements and Challenges

The global emphasis on reducing carbon emission is pushing automakers to improve the fuel economy of their vehicle fleet. Vehicle performance (acceleration, road noise, vibrations, steering response, et cetera) and comfort features which also need to be improved every...

New Materials/New Skills for Automotive Skilled Trades

CAR has completed research on the impact of new materials on skilled trades training and apprenticeship needs.  Designing, analyzing, and building automotive tools, dies, molds, jigs, and fixtures to form the wide array of new and advanced materials being deployed in...