Automotive http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8207/more en Understanding Rolling Resistance in Car Tires http://machinedesign.com/automotive/understanding-rolling-resistance-car-tires <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The resistance of automotive tires to rolling eats up anywhere from 20% to 50% of the energy used by the car.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/understanding-rolling-resistance-car-tires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/understanding-rolling-resistance-car-tires#comments Automotive Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:02:00 +0000 51331 at http://machinedesign.com Advances in Metals Pave Way to Lighter Vehicles http://machinedesign.com/metals/advances-metals-pave-way-lighter-vehicles <div class="field-deck"> Higher safety and environmental regulations in the automotive industry push designers to use stronger, lower-density metals. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Higher safety and environmental regulations in the automotive industry push designers to use stronger, lower-density metals. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/advances-metals-pave-way-lighter-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/advances-metals-pave-way-lighter-vehicles#comments Automotive Metals Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:56:00 +0000 51151 at http://machinedesign.com Snake-Like Charger Automatically Powers Electric Car http://machinedesign.com/automotive/snake-charger-automatically-powers-electric-car <div class="node-body article-body">Tesla accessorizes Model S with a snake-like charger that autonomously finds the car's charge port.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/snake-charger-automatically-powers-electric-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/snake-charger-automatically-powers-electric-car#comments Automotive Batteries/Power Supplies News Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:48:00 +0000 50981 at http://machinedesign.com Sorting Out Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Waugh, AutomationDirect </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are some simple guidelines for selecting proximity, capacitance, and photoelectric sensors for machine-automation applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are some simple guidelines for selecting proximity, capacitance, and photoelectric sensors for machine-automation applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors#comments Automotive Manufacturing Equipment Robotics Sensors Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:47:00 +0000 49971 at http://machinedesign.com Progress on the Self-Driving Car http://machinedesign.com/automotive/progress-self-driving-car <div class="node-body gallery-body">Self-driving cars will be the new wave of vehicles to hit the market. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/progress-self-driving-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/progress-self-driving-car#comments Automotive Gallery Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:46:00 +0000 49681 at http://machinedesign.com Friction Stir Welding Now Suitable for High-Volume Auto Assembly http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/friction-stir-welding-now-suitable-high-volume-auto-assembly <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have improved friction stir welding (FSW) so that it can now join aluminum sheets of varying thicknesses, a key capability for making welds that are strong in places where needed, yet light overall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/friction-stir-welding-now-suitable-high-volume-auto-assembly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/friction-stir-welding-now-suitable-high-volume-auto-assembly#comments Automotive Fasteners Tue, 02 Jun 2015 20:38:00 +0000 49291 at http://machinedesign.com <p>This car door was made stamped out of a blank of aluminum made up of a heavy-gauge piece of aluminum joined to a lighter-gauge sheet. The heavier metal was used on the right side of the door (white line) where strength is needed. But the lighter metal contributed to a 60% reduction in the door&rsquo;s weight.</p> Silicone Adhesive Works on Automotive Electronics http://machinedesign.com/adhesives/silicone-adhesive-works-automotive-electronics <div class="node-body article-body">Silicone adhesive works with a range of substrates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/adhesives/silicone-adhesive-works-automotive-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/adhesives/silicone-adhesive-works-automotive-electronics#comments Automotive Adhesives Tue, 02 Jun 2015 20:23:00 +0000 49281 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Dow Corning&rsquo;s EA-7100 adhesive is targeted at underhood auto applications such as control units, as well as lighting and display modules.</p> Off to the Races: Indy 500 Winners Through the Years http://machinedesign.com/technologies/races-indy-500-winners-through-years <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here’s a look at some of the memorable cars and drivers that have won the Indy 500 since the event began more than 100 years ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/races-indy-500-winners-through-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/races-indy-500-winners-through-years#comments Automotive Technologies Wed, 20 May 2015 20:43:00 +0000 49001 at http://machinedesign.com 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>