Tital partners up with Rolls-Royce

Tital partner up with Rolls-Royce

Engine manufacturer counts on cooperation with German investment casting specialist Tital.

Large-scale power storage system made from reused batteries

Large-scale power storage system made from reused batteries

The company Sumitomo Corporation completed the world’s first large-scale power storage system made from reused electric vehicle batteries in Japan.

Tires made from flowers

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Continental and Fraunhofer join forces to develop rubber made from dandelion plants for tire production.

BASF to expand catalyst production in Chennai

BASF Catalysts India Private Limited is expanding its mobile emissions catalysts production capacity in Chennai, India. Startup is planned for 2015.

Laser bonding improves automotive electronics

Laser-welded copper ribbon bond. Image copyright Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen.

Industry and research join forces to improve bonding processes in the automotive industry.

Cutting CFRP for future car generation

Cutting CFRP for future car generation

Volkswagen AG and partners are developing an innovative laser process for automated cutting of CFRP components for mass production.

How manufacturers are making cars lighter and safer

Result of a crash test showing successful protection of passenger space

New work discusses the driving force and logic behind the development of advanced high strength steels and their application in the automotive industry.

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Coating powers Nuna7 to sizzling race victory

Nuna7 wint de World Solar Challenge 2013

Coating technology developed by AkzoNobel’s Sikkens paint brand has helped power the Dutch Nuna7 solar vehicle to victory in this year’s World Solar Challenge.

Audi opens power-to-gas facility

Audi e-gas Anlage in Werlte

Audi opens an e-gas plant in Werlte making it the first automobile manufacturer to develop a chain of sustainable energy carriers.

Looking deep into aluminum foam

Local Tomography Study of the Fracture of an ERG Metal Foam

French and Dutch researchers used X-ray tomography to investigate the fracture behavior of an open cell aluminum foam.

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