A sophomore nabbed the top spot in a steel wheels competition focused on eye-appealing, lightweight-structure concept renderings from Lawrence Technological University design students. The 2014 competition required student designers to use the engineering results from the Steel Market Development Institute’s Lightweight Steel Wheel Project.
The new mid-engine V10 model has enormous tire tracks to fill. It replaces the Gallardo, which, with 14,022 units produced over a decade, was far and away the most successful Lamborghini model in the company’s history.
The technology organization has developed an innovative process to help reduce the cost of composite component use. Features normally added in a separate operation, such as clips and inserts for threaded fasteners, can now be molded directly onto the back of high-quality composite panels, producing a more cost-effective part than a conventional bonded assembly.
Marilyn Vala, HMI Lead, LC/LA/LD/LX Program, Chrysler, and organizer of the “Mobility Issues for an Aging Population” technical session at SAE 2014 World Congress, has been researching the issue of an increasing aging population for the past 15 years and has a comprehensive understanding of the landscape and its challenges.