Manufacturing Technologies Empowering Automotive Lightweighting

Manufacturing Technologies Empowering Automotive Lightweighting

Additive Manufacturing and High Strength Materials Drive Opportunities for Lightweighting

RELEASE DATE
29-Sep-2017
REGION
Global
Research Code: D7E3-01-00-00-00
SKU: AU01554-GL-TR_20885

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Lightweighting, one of the key trends witnessed in the automotive industry is expected to introduce transformational changes in the longer run. Lightweighting has garnered increased interest from the entire transportation ecosystem to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Lightweighting of vehicles is achieved either by introducing design changes or by using advanced multi-materials either in the chassis, powertrain, engine or other interior parts of a vehicle.
Lightweighting can significantly reduce vehicle weight, improve aerodynamics of the car, and enable improvement in the overall performance of vehicle. The technology and innovation report captures noteworthy manufacturing and materials related technological innovations that enable lightweighting of automobile structural elements, chassis, and powertrain. Examples of such technologies include: flexible roll forming, oil fluidic tube hydroforming, 3D printing, self-joining rivets, resistance stir welding and many more.
Key questions answered in the study:
•     What is the significance of automotive lightweighting?
•     What are the key funding trends and focus areas?
•     What are the key emerging materials used for lightweighting?
•     What are the manufacturing innovations driving adoption?
•     How did the end-users leverage the benefit of automotive lightweighting technologies?
•     What are the growth opportunities beyond 2020 for lightweighting in the automotive industry?

Table of Contents

1.1 Research Scope

1.2 Research Methodology

1.3 Explanation of Research Methodology

1.4 Summary of Key Findings

1.4 Summary of Key Findings (continued)

2.1 Lightweighting Trend can Improve Fuel Efficiency

2.2 How to Achieve Lightweighting of Vehicles?

3.1 What are the Key Materials Used in a Vehicle to Achieve Lightweighting?

3.2 What are the Key Materials Used in Vehicles?

3.3 Is Carbon Fiber an Attractive Option for Reducing Vehicle’s Weight?

3.4 Is AHSS an Attractive Option for Reducing Vehicle’s Weight?

3.5 Advanced Materials and their Contribution to GHG Emissions

4.1 Parameters for Selecting Appropriate Manufacturing Technologies

4.2 Technologies Enabling Automotive Manufacturing

4.3 Categorization of Forming Technologies

4.4 Extrusion Enables Multi-material Forming

4.5 Flexible Roll Forming Enable Production of Complex Parts

4.6 Hydroforming Using Oil as a Fluidic Agent to Initiate Material Deformation

4.7 Forming Technologies Enabling Automotive Part Production

4.8 Joining Technologies Commonly Used in Automotive Manufacturing

4.9 Magnetic Pulse Welding Generates Strong Weld between Multi-materials

4.10 Vibration Welding Addresses Challenges in Ultrasonic Welding

4.11 Welding Technologies for Aluminum Steel Joining

4.12 Multi-Material Joining Technologies Without the Use of Heat

4.13 Assessment of Joining Technologies and Suitable Combination of Materials

5.1 Segmentation of Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Technologies

5.2 Commonly Used 3D Printing Technology

5.3 3D Printing Based on Bionic Patterns

5.4 Composite 3D Printing for Automotive Prototyping

5.5 Prospects for AM in Automotive Lightweighting

6.1 Automotive Lightweighting Market Opportunities

6.2 Innovation Ecosystem

6.3 Factors Influencing Innovation Trends and Initiatives

6.4 Factors Influencing Adoption of Lightweighting Technologies

6.5 Factors Hindering Development and Adoption

6.6 Regional Assessment of Lightweighting Trend

7.1 Partnerships/Alliances

7.2 R&D Portfolio Areas

7.3 Key Funding Initiatives and Trends

8.1 Emerging Growth Opportunities

8.2 Technology Roadmap – Forecast till 2025

8.3 Key Conclusions

9.1 Key Patents on Advanced Materials

9.2 Key Patents on Aluminum for Lightweighting

9.3 Key Patents on 3D printing for Automotive Application

9.4 Key Patents by Branson Ultrasonics Corp

9.5 Key Contacts

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Lightweighting, one of the key trends witnessed in the automotive industry is expected to introduce transformational changes in the longer run. Lightweighting has garnered increased interest from the entire transportation ecosystem to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Lightweighting of vehicles is achieved either by introducing design changes or by using advanced multi-materials either in the chassis, powertrain, engine or other interior parts of a vehicle. Lightweighting can significantly reduce vehicle weight, improve aerodynamics of the car, and enable improvement in the overall performance of vehicle. The technology and innovation report captures noteworthy manufacturing and materials related technological innovations that enable lightweighting of automobile structural elements, chassis, and powertrain. Examples of such technologies include: flexible roll forming, oil fluidic tube hydroforming, 3D printing, self-joining rivets, resistance stir welding and many more. Key questions answered in the study: • What is the significance of automotive lightweighting? • What are the key funding trends and focus areas? • What are the key emerging materials used for lightweighting? • What are the manufacturing innovations driving adoption? • How did the end-users leverage the benefit of automotive lightweighting technologies? • What are the growth opportunities beyond 2020 for lightweighting in the automotive industry?
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No Index No
Podcast No
Author Ranjana Lakshmi Venkatesh Kumar
Industries Automotive
WIP Number D7E3-01-00-00-00
Is Prebook No
Ti Codes D902,D903,D90B,D90F,D910,D916,D917,D91C,D920,D926,D944