automotive · Climate change · Ketan Deshpande · New Technology · Sustainable living · Travel

How to maximize fuel economy

So the answer to "how efficient are today's cars" is, lot more efficient if we as drivers join forces with the technology.Leverage the features and technologies car makers are providing and lets reduce our carbon footprint starting from today!Post by Ketan Deshpande, MN

automotive · business strategies · Global trends · manufacturing · US Economy

Which car companies are the most American

Can you name which car companies or brands are the most American made ?As the Trump administration reviews changes to NAFTA and other economic policies, the industry has already started to update their investment and manufacturing plans. Companies like Ford, GM and FCA have announced jobs coming back to the US. Ford has backing away from investing $1.6 billion in a new Mexican assembly plant, however continuing their plans to expand transmission and engine factories in Mexico.

automotive · injection molding · Material technology · Thermoplastic

Solvay’s PPS materials pass ATF compatibility tests

Solvay has recently reported that their line on PPS resins that are sold under the trade name of Ryton® passed a wide variety of compatibility tests in most commonly used ATF fluids. Ultra-low viscosity ATF fluids reduce CoF and help reduce frictional losses in a transmission system.

3D printing · additive manufacturing · automotive · elastomer · Material technology · medical industry · New Technology

Latest developments in 3D printing of Silicone elastomer

Wacker's ACEO technology utilizes Drop-On-Demand approach which delivers precise drops of silicone material which flow into each other, building a continuous layer, layer is then cured with a UV light. 

Automation · automotive · elastomer · General · Global trends · Industry 4.0 · manufacturing · medical industry · New Technology · Thermoplastic

Need a clean surface fast then use lasers

Laser cleaning operates by ablating a specific layer of material or substrate is uncovered through the removal of undesired layers or incoherent particle distributions. Laser cleaning process now has found a wide variety of uses ranging from Aerospace, Automotive, composite manufacturing, Medical and Pharmaceutical, etc. industries

automotive · New Technology

Is this the evolution of the car engine

Acquarius Energy Generation from Israel is one such company that is claiming a breakthrough in engine efficiency. Their solution hits on many important elements of the engine: Complexity, Weight, Cost, Efficiency, etc..Company is working with automotive industry leaders to develop applications.