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Lighten Up your Automotive Manufacturing and Designs

Lightweighting is the best option for the automotive industry to meet 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards of 54.5 miles per gallon.

Bonding and corrosion issues must be accounted for in order to effectively incorporate new lightweight materials. We invite you to explore the possibilities adhesives, composite resins and surface treatments offer here on the Lighten Up Site.

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The Automobile Lightweighting Revolution

Flying cars. 3D-printed automobiles. Fully autonomous vehicles.  These ideas are “cool” and “exciting”, no doubt, but “cool” and “exciting” alone will not get these innovative autos into production and out on the roads (or in the sky, for that matter!).

Gina Oliver wrote this post on Apr 29, 2015

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  • Pre-treatment for all aluminum and magnesium
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