GM today accidentally released its first production photos of the 2011
Chevy Volt electric car (scroll down for slideshow). The production version varies significantly
from the concept car version we've all become familiar with (view past photos
on our in-depth Volt coverage page). GM will debut the Volt worldwide at its Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI next week. Check back with Design News for more Volt news and updates. Photo credit: TheCarConnection.com
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate glazing materials have appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
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