Top five automotive developments of the year, so far


We are more than halfway through the calendar year already, and PlasticsToday thought it might be an opportune time to look at some of the key developments in the automotive sector in 2015.

We kick off with a new concept for assembling vehicles based on direct metal laser sintered aluminum joints and carbon-fiber-composite rods that form the chassis. San Francisco start-up Divergent Microfactories believes its concept can radically reduce the overall carbon footprint of vehicles from cradle to grave, meaning gasoline-fueled cars do less harm to the environment over their lifetimes.

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