Strong, lightweight materials are helping the industry to meet customer and government demands for safety while helping to reduce weight and C02 output. This section provides information on innovation and design for topics such as the automotive cockpit, seating systems, door systems, roof systems, paints and composite materials such as CFRP, glass fiber composites, aluminium, magnesium, advanced high-strength steel, plastics, paints and coatings.
Car Body, Interior and Materials
Automotive IQ interviewed Stefan Buri, Global Marketing Director of Automotive from Stahl, on the automotive interior materials of the future. Full Interview »
Earlier this year NACE International released the International Measures of Prevention, Application and Economics of Corrosion Technology (IMPACT) study. It estimates that the global cost of corrosion is $ 2.5 trillion, roughly 3.4 % of global GDP. Full Article »
Rearview mirrors have been around for more than a hundred years, but few people are aware that the first rearview mirror fitted to a car played a pivotal role in delivering a race win! Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911, mostly thanks to him fitting a mirror to his Marmon Wasp while all the other competitors had to drag around a “riding mechanic” to tell them when cars were close behind or coming up alongside them. Full Column »
Since people spend more and more time in their vehicles, car interiors are becoming extremely important in car design. In this technical article Stefan Buri, Global Marketing Director Automotive, discusses Stahl’s next-gen car interior technologies that are used for the creation of the ‘3rd living space of the future’. Full Whitepaper »