HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
News
Materials & Assembly

Video: Fusion Window Loses 35% of Weight

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Page 1/3  >  >>
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Ford Fusion window; weight loss
Ann R. Thryft   8/6/2014 1:04:21 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Gorski. It will be interesting to see whether these technologies can be adapted for high-volume automated assembly.



Gorski
User Rank
Platinum
Ford Fusion window; weight loss
Gorski   8/5/2014 10:47:07 AM
NO RATINGS
I think this Ford project is a great breakthrough for lighter weight cars that an be built with existing technologies. The overall weight loss will enhance gas mileage as well as give electric cars a mileage boost. Ford should promote and produce this type of car ASAP.

 

Gorski-Prince

Gorski
User Rank
Platinum
Ford Fusion window; weight loss
Gorski   8/5/2014 10:47:07 AM
NO RATINGS
I think this Ford project is a great breakthrough for lighter weight cars that an be built with existing technologies. The overall weight loss will enhance gas mileage as well as give electric cars a mileage boost. Ford should promote and produce this type of car ASAP.

 

Gorski-Prince

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: High-strength steel
Ann R. Thryft   7/28/2014 2:22:58 PM
NO RATINGS
As we report, pubudu, the whole point of Ford making this car is to  "demonstrate several lightweighting solutions with longterm potential." That means potential for high-volume automotive applications in production vehicles, like the Ford Fusion. This is part of Ford's ongoing R&D.

Pubudu
User Rank
Platinum
Re: High-strength steel
Pubudu   7/28/2014 1:30:13 PM
NO RATINGS
Ann I believe that these innovations should be within the range off affordability, in order to be in the market. We all know that the carbon fiber is the headrest as well as lightest thing that we could find which is also more expensive. 

Pubudu
User Rank
Platinum
Re: High-strength steel
Pubudu   7/28/2014 1:22:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Cabe I believe that this 35% weight reduction news will be a great one for the hybrid models. 

far911
User Rank
Silver
Re: Visibility
far911   7/27/2014 2:51:57 AM
NO RATINGS
Amorphous polycarbonate polymer offers a unique combination of stiffness, hardness and toughness. It exhibits excellent weathering, creep, impact, optical, electrical and thermal properties. Available in many colors and effects, it was originally developed by SABIC's Innovative Plastics.

So Ann all these qualities are good enough to prove your point i guess.

 

far911
User Rank
Silver
Re: Visibility
far911   7/27/2014 2:48:53 AM
NO RATINGS
The LEXAN portfolio provides broad design versatility through its wide range of viscosities and product options such as: environmentally conforming flame retardancy, scratch resistance, toughness, heat resistance, weatherability, biocompatibility, optical quality, and compliance with stringent FDA and USP requirements.

So these qualities makes it appropriate to be used .Long term performance is still to be tested.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: High-strength steel
Cabe Atwell   7/24/2014 7:38:31 PM
NO RATINGS
I wonder how this impacts the fuel economy of the car...

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: High-strength steel
Ann R. Thryft   7/23/2014 5:50:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, thanks for the input from your knowledge of the car industry. Steel, especially newer high-strength versions, is definitely still ahead as a "substrate" material (as the automotive industry uses that term). In my upcoming September feature on structural adhesives for automotive design, we'll see that there are enough different other substrate materials now being bonded to steel, or to each other, that the structural adhesives makers have to come up with new raw materials and formulations.

Page 1/3  >  >>
Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Here's a variety of views into the complex production processes at Santa's factory. Happy Holidays!
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
Thanks to 3D printing, some custom-made prosthetic limbs, and a Lego set, one lucky dog and a tortoise has learned new tricks.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
With Radio Shack on the ropes, let's take a memory trip through the highlights of Radio Shack products.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service