Clemson University is establishing a 400-acre International Center for Automotive Research (www.clemson.edu/autoresearch). The campus will comprise a graduate engineering program and research and testing facilities, including automotive electronics and crash-worthiness labs, a full-scale wind tunnel, and a fuels lab, which will emphasize hydrogen research. Halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta, the center is in a corridor home to two thirds of the nation's motorsports race teams.
Imagine being able to illegally download a physical product the same way you can with music and videos. That’s basically what’s happening with 3D printing and digital manufacturing, with huge repercussions in the intellectual property domain.
Ford will be the first automaker to commercially use Alcoa's tough & fast Micromill aluminum alloy process and materials, debuting on several 2016 F-150 truck components. Alcoa will also license its Micromill process and materials technology to Danieli Group.
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