Automotive en Supersonic Car Sets Sights on Land-Speed Record <div class="node-body article-body">Richard Noble’s Bloodhound project recently announced that its Bloodhound supersonic car (SCC) will attempt to break the land-speed record in October 2017.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Metals Motors/Drives Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:30:00 +0000 64871 at <p>The Bloodhound SSC is expected to reach 1.4 Mach speed, covering a mile in just 3.6 seconds.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of the Bloodhound Project Plug-In Vehicles Will Consume $10 Billion in Batteries by 2020 <div class="field-byline"> Anthony Vicari </div> <div class="field-deck"> Six large carmakers led by Tesla will account for 90% of the demand, while Panasonic will remain the world’s biggest battery maker, Lux Research says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The market for batteries used in plug-in vehicles will climb to $10 billion in 2020, with electric vehicles (EVs) emerging as the drivetrain of choice...</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Batteries/Power Supplies Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:41:00 +0000 64471 at Could Battery Swapping Ease Range Anxiety for EV Owners? <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kerns </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With electric vehicle (EV) sales climbing, people are starting to look at EVs as a viable driving option. Yet there are still concerns surrounding EVs...</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Energy IoT Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:00:00 +0000 64741 at How to Get the Best Rotary Latches <div class="field-byline"> James Stroud, Southco </div> <div class="field-deck"> There are only three main components to a rotary latching system, but understanding each of them —and how they work together—is key to a successful latch. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are only three main components to a rotary latching system, but understanding each of them —and how they work together—is key to a successful latch.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:26:00 +0000 64271 at Formula Electric – Using CFD to Gain 3 Seconds Per Lap <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Read about a Formula Electric Belgium team’s process of aerodynamic shape selection and refinement detailed in this...</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive CAD White Papers FEA and Simulation Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:40:00 +0000 63761 at Reducing Component Weight for Automotive Applications <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Government restrictions like CAFE standards are driving automakers to develop increasingly fuel-efficient vehicles. One way to do that is...</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive White Papers Materials Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:56:00 +0000 63331 at What’s the Difference Between Lug-centric and Hub-centric Wheels? <div class="field-byline"> Charles C. Roberts, Jr. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are two commonly used ways to fasten wheels to a hub: lug-centric and hub-centric. Learn how to tell them apart.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive What's the Difference Between... Fasteners Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:55:00 +0000 63011 at Charged Up: Where Do Electric Vehicles Go from Here? <div class="field-deck"> Infrastructure and legislation are helping the electric vehicle become the driving focus for automotive manufacturers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Will electric vehicles overtake the automotive industry?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Thu, 26 May 2016 16:29:00 +0000 62551 at New Screws Cut Weight When Joining Parts and Sheets of Metals <div class="field-byline"> Laurence Claus </div> <div class="field-deck"> The FDS self-piercing, self-extruding, self-thread-forming screw saves weight on cars and trucks, including the F-150 Ford truck. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It is said that for every 100 lb of weight removed from a vehicle, its mpg improves by an average of 1% to 2%. This is critical...</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Contributing Technical Experts Fasteners Thu, 26 May 2016 15:55:00 +0000 62581 at What Are the Differences Between Sprung and Unsprung Weight? <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Sprung” and “unsprung weight” are terms that are applied usually to automotive and truck suspension, though they are also applicable...</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive What's the Difference Between... Springs Tue, 17 May 2016 18:58:00 +0000 62081 at