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Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit 2017 conference was of immense importance to us. Let us hear from the Chassis Engineering Supervisor of Ford Motor Company, Mr John Uicker John who presented a case study on ‘Design And Testing Of A Cast Magnesium Front Subframe’.

1. John, can you please tell us a bit more about yourself and what are you working on at the moment?
I am a Chassis Engineering Supervisor at Ford Motor Company. I hold an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and have been at Ford Motor Company for 27 years. I have spent the majority of my career in Chassis Engineering, and I was the lead engineer for the development of the first aluminium structural castings used within a Ford Chassis application (Lincoln LS engine/transmission cross members). I am currently with the Suspension Core Engineering group and involved with several projects related to lightweight and advanced materials/processes.

2. What will you be discussing in your presentation at GALM USA 2017?
My presentation will provide an overview of the design and testing of a cast magnesium front subframe.

3. What trends in your opinion are currently shaping the automotive industry?
Lightweight, Improved CAE Methods, Optimization

4. What in your opinion is the role of magnesium in automotive lightweighting going forward?
Mostly Body and Powertrain applications. Chassis applications remain challenging because of the higher strength requirements and greater need for additional corrosion mitigation countermeasures.

5. What materials and technologies do you see having the most potential in delivering cost-efficient automotive lightweight?
Next generation of Advanced High Strength Steels, aluminium. Carbon Fiber needs to become more affordable before it can be used on a large scale.

6. What is the most interesting project you’ve worked on?
I don’t have a single favourite project. I have been fortunate in my career to work on many programs and to be involved in multiple ‘clean sheet of paper’ designs, and that has been a lot of fun. More recently, I have had the opportunity to work more on new/emerging technologies, and that has been very enjoyable as well.

7. What car/motor vehicle do you drive?
I drive a Ford F150.

8. What are you looking forward to at this year’s GALM Detroit Conference?
I am looking forward to a learning experience. I have never attended a GALM conference in the past, and I am excited at the opportunity.

These were the views of Mr John, and surely he has succeeded in providing insight on GALM.

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Top 3 Motorbikes To Ride In 2018

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In numerous parts of the area, a chill noticeable all around might mean it’s an excellent opportunity to hang up the riding gear for the season. Be that as it may, we say it’s additionally an excellent time to look for the most recent bicycles. The business is wrenching out a lot of littler, more affordable bikes nowadays, and genuinely unique arrangements are copious on a significant number of the most up to date and coolest models.

Here is a portion of the most recent bikes that are awesome to ride as well as pack a lot of significant worth, as well.

2018 Zero S ZF7.2

Base Price: $10,995

Zero has made considerable progress since we rode the organisation’s first model in 2008. In any case, what hasn’t changed is that batteries are costly. Fortunately, on off chance that you have an unobtrusive drive, Zero’s minimum expensive road bicycle may possess all the necessary qualities. The Zero S ZF7.2 utilises another 7.2 kWh battery pack that gives a most extreme scope of 89 miles or about a significant portion of that sum at an unfaltering 70 mph.

The Zero S can be optioned with packs as vast as 16.6 kWh. A little battery pack implies there’s less weight to trudge around, and on a bike, that has a significant effect. This model checks in at a little more than 300 pounds. That is light, just about 140 pounds not as much as the Zero S show with the most significant battery pack. What’s more, Zero rushes to bring up that the space that isn’t utilised for that bigger pack on this bicycle is just capacity. Also, because this is an EV, you wrench the throttle and push happens instantly.

The Zero S is a rapid charger, as well. The battery can be at 95 percent limit in a little more than 4 hours with a standard charger or around an hour with the most fabulous adornment charger.

2018 BMW R Nine T Pure

Base Price: $11,995

The R Nine T line of retro-styled roadsters is ostensibly the most alluring bicycles in the BMW line. They are altogether merely trickling with cool. Be the way it is, the inconvenience is, these sweet-looking and sweet-riding gauges are costly. Well BMW, at last, has a lower value display that spares thousands and holds a significant portion of the well done.

Apparently, between the edge rails sits the same 110 hp on a level plane contradicted twin with sounds and vibrations that resound the outline of the bicycle—unadulterated ’70s and ’80s BMW. What’s missing is the costly Ohlins suspension, massive brakes, and some brightwork. Goodness and the first shading accessible is Catalano Gray. However, none of that takes away from experience. For the cost reserve funds of about four thousand—we won’t miss that stuff.

The Pure uses slightly first looking aluminium combination wheels. On the off chance that you need those stunning cross-talked wheels on the first R Nine T, it will set you back by about $500.

2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber

Base Price: $11,900

Triumph is on a good roll. The all-new Bobber show, which propelled not long ago, has been a hot vender for the British brand, and Triumph pulls off that exemplary bounced bumper dragster style with exceptionally one of a kind and finely executed points of interest. It’s moderate and unusually intense looking. A significant piece of the look originates from that coasting hardtail-style situate, which is movable to fit an assortment of rider sizes.

The parallel twin sits in a one of a kind case and has 1200cc of dislodging. The large twin makes 77 hp and 78 lb-ft of torque. That is insufficient to beat the most powerful cruisers, notably since this monster says something around 500 pounds, yet it’s entirely enough to have a great time.

A considerably meaner-looking Bobber Black model has passed out trim, bigger brakes, fork, and front wheel, and counter to what one may envision, this old-school machine has voyage control, as well. If one thing’s predictable among all Bobber models, it’s quality. Every one of the parts of this bike feels like they have a place on a more costly one.

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The 5 Most Amazing Cars For 2018

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There’s a multitude of new autos making a beeline for showrooms throughout the following year, including superminis to SUVs and module cross breeds to full EVs in transit. So on the off chance that you have a major store consuming an opening in your financial balance, it can be hard to choose what to do with it.

We can’t guarantee to settle on your decision any simpler, however underneath we can at any rate give all of you the data you require. We’ll let you know precisely what’s coming, when it’ll arrive, how much it’s probably going to cost and, urgently, regardless of whether it merits hanging on for. So don’t leave all necessary signatures on another auto until you’ve perused our fundamental guide.

Alfa Romeo 5 Series Rival

Cost: From £35,000

Launch Time: Late 2018

The Giulia demonstrated Alfa can genuinely challenge advertise pioneers, for example, the BMW 3 Series, and the brand is currently hoping to rehash the trap with an adversary for the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class. Alfa has remained tight-lipped about the anonymous cantina, yet our restrictive picture demonstrates how we figure it will look. We anticipate that it will share the Giulia’s style, utilising a similar stage and motor range.

Aston Martin Vanquish

Cost: £220,000

Launch Time : Summer 2018

Our reckon shot demonstrates the third-age Vanquish is experiencing last testing. It imparts quite a bit of its profile to the DB11, however we expect Aston will create it to be an execution centered supercar.

We think most about the progressions to the way the DB11 looks are to enhance the streamlined features, and we expect the 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 to grow significantly more than the DB11’s 600bhp.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Cost: From £120,900

Launch Time: Already Launched

Aston Martin is back operating at a profit and driving along pleasantly, with £87million benefit recorded in 2017. The new V8 Vantage is presently all set to give the firm another huge deals support.

The most recent auto imparts its fundamental aluminum design to the bigger DB11, and additionally its back wheel-drive format and AMG-sourced 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. In the Vantage this produces 503bhp and 685Nm of torque to give a 0-62mph time of 3.6 seconds and a best speed of 195mph.

With 50:50 weight dispersion, an electronic E-Diff raise differential and versatile dampers, the Vantage guarantees to offer taking care of to coordinate its superior.

Bentley Bentayga PHEV

Cost: From £150,000 (est)

Launch Time: Autumn 2018

The half and half Bentley SUV is said to be the initial step to full jolt. It has a 3.0-liter V6 oil turbo, electric engine and generator, and cases 75g/km CO2 emanations and a 31-mile EV extend.

Other than a charging attachment, it looks much the same as any Bentayga, however different capacities –, for example, the instruments, sat-nav and cell phone application – have been custom fitted to suit the crossover mode.

BMW i8 Roadster

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Tesla has brought in an immense and disruptive revolution in the automobile industry. With electric cars becoming mainstream, the ever-competitive auto market has a new challenger, not to mention the bold move by Tesla of not patenting the revolutionary engine design. Elon Musk, the visionary behind Tesla motors believes that other companies would take up the mantle of producing electric vehicles that can make Earth a better place to live and not patenting the engine design will allow others to carry on the work of producing electric cars.

Here we look at the top 5 coolest features of Tesla cars that makes it unique from the rest of the industry

Autopilot

This is one of the most obvious and desired features that make Tesla cars to the top most position in this list. We just dreamed of making cars autopilot – driving us wherever we want without any hindrance. Well, with Tesla cars, autopilot is now a standard feature. The technology would enable people to commute hands-free in future.

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Summon

This is another cool feature. Imagine your car arriving at your doorstep from the garage, all on its own without a driver. Well, in this case – the car is the driver. With Tesla cars, you can just ‘summon’ the vehicle by using the key fob and the car arrives at your doorstep or any place you are standing. The car usually finds the location of the key fob and harts the easiest route possible to reach there.

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Bio-weapon Defense Mode

The claim feels straight out of a sci-fi movie, isn’t it? With Tesla cars (barring the Model 3 – since this feature is yet to be confirmed in the production model), you can breathe highly clean air that corresponds to hospital grade air quality. Using HEPA filters, the cars can eliminate 99.99% germs making it a healthy option for you and your family.

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Frunk

Frunk – The amalgamation of ‘front’ and ‘trunk’, Tesla cars comes with ample of storage space in the front of the car. Since the front boot has no engine as in case of IC engine vehicles, Tesla cars have storage space in the font.

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Ludicrous Mode

Talk about going fast – Tesla car’s Ludicrous Mode will give you an acceleration of 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds with the P100D electric engine. What more do you want! It is a street-legal speed-demon, which can get you to places without polluting the environment.

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