Automotive http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8207/more en Will Carbon Fiber Find Widespread Use in the Automotive Industry? http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/will-carbon-fiber-find-widespread-use-automotive-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Over the past 60 years, CFRPs have been increasingly used to replace metal in applications where light weight has outsized value, primarily for reducing fuel consumption.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/will-carbon-fiber-find-widespread-use-automotive-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/will-carbon-fiber-find-widespread-use-automotive-industry#comments Automotive Contributing Technical Experts Materials Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:57:00 +0000 48151 at http://machinedesign.com 3D-Printing Material Lightens Racecar Load http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-material-lightens-racecar-load <div class="field-deck"> “How can we make this racecar fast, while using less power to move it?” A DeltaWing team found answers by tapping into a new resource. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The success of a high-performance 3D material in a fully functional racecar opens new doors to innovation in the automotive industry and in developing 3D-printing and SLS methods. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-material-lightens-racecar-load" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-material-lightens-racecar-load#comments 3D Printing Automotive News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:24:00 +0000 47821 at http://machinedesign.com <p>A&nbsp;3-D printed&nbsp;intake manifold for a&nbsp;DeltaWing&nbsp;race&nbsp;car&nbsp;was made out of&nbsp;Windform&nbsp;XT 2.0&nbsp;in order to simplify manufacturing and&nbsp;decrease the weight of the automobile, all while withstanding high&nbsp;temperatures and pressures of the gearbox oil.&nbsp;</p> EcoCAR 3 Challenges Students, Industry Partners to Improve Hybrid Cars http://machinedesign.com/automotive/ecocar-3-challenges-students-industry-partners-improve-hybrid-cars <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Students, you have a Chevy Malibu and three years to improve its efficiency and emission levels without compromising performance or safety. Focus on hybrid-electric technology. And&hellip; go.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/ecocar-3-challenges-students-industry-partners-improve-hybrid-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/ecocar-3-challenges-students-industry-partners-improve-hybrid-cars#comments Automotive Motors/Drives News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:06:00 +0000 47661 at http://machinedesign.com Automotive Expert Discusses Brake System Trends http://machinedesign.com/automotive/automotive-expert-discusses-brake-system-trends <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> TRM Automotive's Manfred Meyer runs down the changing world of brake design. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">TRM Automotive's Manfred Meyer runs down the changing world of brake design</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/automotive-expert-discusses-brake-system-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/automotive-expert-discusses-brake-system-trends#comments Automotive Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:03:00 +0000 47541 at http://machinedesign.com 7 Car-Maintenance Myths http://machinedesign.com/blog/7-car-maintenance-myths <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are seven widespread myths on auto upkeep you shouldn&rsquo;t blindly follow:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/7-car-maintenance-myths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/7-car-maintenance-myths#comments Automotive A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:14:00 +0000 46881 at http://machinedesign.com 2015 Concept Vehicles Explore the Future http://machinedesign.com/automotive/2015-concept-vehicles-explore-future <div class="node-body gallery-body">A look at some of the concept vehicles from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/2015-concept-vehicles-explore-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/2015-concept-vehicles-explore-future#comments Automotive Gallery Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:12:00 +0000 45591 at http://machinedesign.com Sights from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show http://machinedesign.com/blog/sights-2015-detroit-auto-show <div class="node-body blog-body">At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show there seemed to be fewer electric/hybrid cars, SUVs, and minivans at the car companies’ displays.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/sights-2015-detroit-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/sights-2015-detroit-auto-show#comments Automotive Community A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:37:00 +0000 45551 at http://machinedesign.com Ford Unveils 500 hp Shelby GT350 Mustang http://machinedesign.com/ford-unveils-500-hp-shelby-gt350-mustang <div class="node-body link-body">Ford announced the return of an iconic American muscle car when they unveiled the new Shelby GT350 Mustang. Like the 1960’s original, it has been tuned for the street as well as the racetrack, and features a flat-plane naturally-aspirated V8 that cranks out more than 500 horsepower and 400 pound feet of torque.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/Ford%20GT350.jpg?1418318481" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/ford-unveils-500-hp-shelby-gt350-mustang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:19:00 +0000 45141 at http://machinedesign.com Legendary Corvettes Throughout the Years http://machinedesign.com/automotive/legendary-corvettes-throughout-years <div class="node-body article-body">A look at some of the most legendary Corvettes throughout history.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/legendary-corvettes-throughout-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/legendary-corvettes-throughout-years#comments Automotive Technologies Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:08:00 +0000 44671 at http://machinedesign.com The LT4: Another Legendary Corvette Engine http://machinedesign.com/automotive/lt4-another-legendary-corvette-engine <div class="field-deck"> Chevy and GM engineers have developed and manufactured their most powerful production engine ever. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chevy and GM engineers have developed and manufactured their most powerful production engine ever. Here’s a look inside the LT4 engine and some of its subsystems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/lt4-another-legendary-corvette-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/lt4-another-legendary-corvette-engine#comments Automotive Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:59:00 +0000 44651 at http://machinedesign.com