Steel: Staying strong
- Laminated Steels Beef Up Today's Cars. // Product Design & Development;Jan2000, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p58
Reports on the increasing use of laminated steels for automobile body parts in the United States. Substantial reductions in noise and vibration due to laminated steel's inherent nature; Comparison of laminated steel to cold-rolled steel; Welding capabilities of laminated steels; Environmental...
- Stronger steels build better bodies. Ogando, Joseph // Design News;4/22/2002, Vol. 58 Issue 8, p21
Focuses on a pair of virtual concept cars designed by Porsche Engineering Services Inc. and the American Iron and Steel Institute that feature advanced steels for automotive body structures. Advantages of the materials used for the body structures; Benefits posed by the concept vehicles to users.
- Steel seen as continuing dominance in automaking. // Machine Design;1/24/94, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p26
Reports on the study conducted by Porsche Engineering Services Inc. to examine potential weight savings that may arise through the use of steel and simultaneous engineering. Cofunding by the American Iron and Steel Institute and Ford Motor Co.; Use of a Ford Taurus for comparison; Advantages of...
- Modern Metals Jockey for Position. Richards, F. // Advanced Materials & Processes;Jul2013, Vol. 171 Issue 7, p2
The author discusses the vast amounts of materials science information available on a daily basis and on how competing technologies strive for dominance in various industries. She cites as an example the attempt of steel and aluminum manufacturers to position themselves as the ideal material for...
- Quick Plastically Formed Aluminum Doors: Design and Performance. Schroth, James G.; Brueggeman, Hans M.; Grewal, Narinder P. // Journal of Materials Engineering & Performance;Jun2007, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p339
Door-in-white structures of left hand, front and rear steel (baseline) doors were redesigned to facilitate their manufacture from hot-blow-formed aluminum panels. The door designs each incorporated a "STAR" multi-purpose reinforcement panel. The STAR panel fulfills the functions of the...
- Porsche Engineering. // Automotive Industries;Jun95, Vol. 175 Issue 6, p244
Profiles automotive supplier Porsche Engineering Services. Company background; Business operations; Products and services; Contact information.
- Auto Body Repair Shops Urged To Keep NAPA Seal On Replacement Parts To Demonstrate 'Quality' // Insurance Advocate;11/10/2003, Vol. 114 Issue 42, p22
Reports that the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) is calling on auto body repairers to keep CAPA seal on replacement part to demonstrate quality and to aid to tracking the origin of the part. Background of the CAPA Quality Seal; Requirements in order for a part to become CAPA...
- Low-wave, sustainable surface finish from Tata. // Automotive Engineer;Nov2014, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p40
The article offers information on the Serica, a premium hot-dip galvanised surface finish for automobiles, from Tata Steel.
- Remember Those Beasts of Steel? Kirschenman, Karl // Body Shop Business;Mar2014, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p24
The article presents information of interest to owners of automobile body shop owners. Topics discussed include the decline in the use of steel body panels, the reluctance of body shop owners to invest in aluminum tools and equipment, and a procedure for replacing the aluminum front wheelhouse...