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Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Publishes Research on New Materials and Their Industry-Wide Impact

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Center for Automotive Research has published a report on its research into the impact of new materials on automotive industry’s training needs. New materials mean new methods and new tools, dies, molds, jigs, and fixtures. As a result, even the most experienced auto industry workers must be trained to deal with these materials. In addition, new apprentices must also follow a curriculum that takes these advances into account.


CAR says that its investigations indicate a need for an increased focus on human capital investment for the industry in order to address an acute shortage of highly-trained artisans in the US. It calls on businesses and training institutes to work in partnership, allowing technical colleges to align their curricula with new technological directions.


Internationally, emissions reduction requirements will see automakers producing ever more lightweight vehicles using advanced materials, and this affects the entire industry as well as related industries such as tool and diemakers. 


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