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Mixed Materials Solutions: Alternative Materials for Door Assemblies

A subgroup of the Center for Automotive Research’s (CAR) Coalition for Automotive Lightweight Materials (CALM) has collaborated on a project seeking to lower the weight of a known vehicle door assembly by examining advanced mixed-material and process solutions.

Doug Richman, technical chair of the Aluminum Transportation Group, the American Chemistry Council, (ACC), and the Management Team at CAR provided guidance and counsel as the project developed.

Research Highlights

  • This projected prepared in conjunction with the Coalition for Automotive Lightweight Materials (CALM) focuses on lowering the weight of a known vehicle door assembly by examining advanced mixed-material and process solutions. 

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