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Toyo introduces new tyre design tech in T-Mode

Japan-headquartered Toyo Tire (Toyo)  have launched a new tyre development system “T-Mode,” that blends conventional automotive tyre design base technologies, such as CAE (computer-aided engineering) and AI (artificial intelligence), into an enhanced simulator. Future tyre development will advance on this…

ANRPC to discuss sustainability at annual meeting

The auto-tyre manufacturing industry is apparently “limiting” smallholder-dominated natural rubber (NR) sustainability norms, according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC). Some 90% of the global supply of NR comes from the smallholdings production sector, but the resource-poor…

German RepRap launches new LSR 3D printing system

German RepRap, manufacturers of 3D printers, has launched a new Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) system named the L320. The “extremely stable” 3D printing platform has a larger build volume than the company’s previous LAM-L280 printer and can print highly-viscous liquid…

Vibracoustic opens new centre for compounds testing

Global automotive solutions provider Vibracoustic has opened a 2,000sqm Material Development Center in Weinheim, Germany, to house 25 material experts who will collaborate with Vibracoustic engineers to produce and conduct comprehensive testing on new compounds/technology. The new centre is expected…