Analyses material change opportunities, mostly to sustain light weighting or sustainability efforts.
To comply with emissions targets, OEMs must consider all options, including new materials that reduce vehicle mass. Additionally, OEMs and suppliers need to examine new construction materials and techniques to reduce costs, ensure greater cradle-to-grave sustainability, and support innovative design features.
IHS Markit’s Materials and Lightweighting Service provides insight, context, data, and analytics for the key technologies that are reshaping the materials used in car and components production.
Planners and strategists use the service to:
The Materials & Lightweighting Service is part of a suite of vehicle contenting services. Delivered through AutoTechInsight, an IHS Markit automotive strategy and planning solution, the service provides a view into current automotive trends and future demand through:
Edwin is a Principal Analyst with IHS Markit. He is best described as an enthusiastic self-learner although his bachelor’s degree in Physics was completed at the United States Military Academy. The automotive portion of his career started with bruised knuckles earned in doing performance shop work while he was still in the Army at Fort Bragg. He gained experience in materials at a material testing laboratory in Houston, Texas. Prior to his current position, he worked as a Mass Integration Engineer at General Motors on the recently launched 8th Generation Corvette.
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