Constellium HSA6 from Constellium N.V. is a new generation of high-strength 6000-series alloys designed to help automakers meet growing demand for lighter-weight vehicles. It is in production for several 2017 and 2018 model year vehicles, including the Mini Countryman.
A recent Engineering program at the University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus jettisoned lectures and text books and replaced them with a fresh Design, Build, and Test curriculum including new lean-Startup courses addressing customer discovery techniques.
Reconfigurable processors, which have seen growing use in rapidly-changing infotainment systems, are expanding into advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) as safety systems become more sophisticated.
The amount of software and data used by more sophisticated digital systems is likely to surpass the capabilities of flash embedded on microcontrollers, forcing engineers to add discrete flash memory to the BOM.
The American Chemistry Council and researchers at Michigan State University have demonstrated that a new “reversible” adhesive for multi-material joining actually gets stronger after use and repair/rebonding.