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The "1865 - Inspired by History" section of the exhibition refers to the age in which BASF was founded.

Aug 05, 2015

E-bike Concept Rides Into the Past to Prepare for the Future of Urban Mobility

Innovation Focused 'Think Tank' for Auto Solutions in Mexico

Jul 28, 2015

Innovation Focused 'Think Tank' for Auto Solutions in Mexico

Pictured above is China's first all-plastic backrest and seat pan.

Jul 09, 2015

China's First All-Plastic Backrest and Seat Pan

Problem Solving for Future Transportation Issues, Today

Jun 15, 2015

Problem Solving for Future Transportation Issues, Today

Chinese Urban Mobility: How BASF is Helping

May 28, 2015

Chinese Urban Mobility: How BASF is Helping

Carbon Fiber Finishing Techniques for a ‘Class A Finish’

Apr 20, 2015

Carbon Fiber Finishing Techniques for a ‘Class A Finish’

Carbon Fiber Composites: Ready for a Mainstream Debut

Apr 20, 2015

Carbon Fiber Composites: Ready for a Mainstream Debut

Pictured above is the finished 3D printed 1965 Ford Motor Company Shelby Cobra replica.

Apr 17, 2015

Revolutionizing Automotive 3D Printing: Creating a Cobra in 6 Weeks

How Does Automotive Plastic Performance Measure Up?

Mar 28, 2015

How Does Automotive Plastic Performance Measure Up?

The "1865 - Inspired by History" section of the exhibition refers to the age in which BASF was founded.

Aug 05, 2015

E-bike Concept Rides Into the Past to Prepare for the Future of Urban Mobility

If you had to design an electric bike, would you start from scratch or expand on existing prototypes? BASF's internal consultancy center, designfabrik® asked DING3000, a team of sophisticated product designers, these very questions. Their response: Merge yesterday's design with today's technology.

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Innovation Focused 'Think Tank' for Auto Solutions in Mexico

Jul 28, 2015

Innovation Focused 'Think Tank' for Auto Solutions in Mexico

Mexico's automotive industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and is quickly becoming one of the strongest auto manufacturing markets in the world. Mexico has an estimated production volume of 3.3 million vehicles for 2015. And 83 percent of the production is exported, making Mexico the fourth largest exporter in the world. Add in the recent influx of luxury vehicles now being produced in Mexico, and the question is no longer, "why invest in Mexico?" - but rather, "why not invest in Mexico?"

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Pictured above is China's first all-plastic backrest and seat pan.

Jul 09, 2015

China's First All-Plastic Backrest and Seat Pan

A recent Automotive Seating Study from Johnson Controls found that a majority of consumers said driver comfort had the most impact on their latest vehicle purchase when compared with other vehicle interior attributes. Is it possible then for automakers to meet this demand for comfort while achieving even tighter and lighter weight automotive seating solutions?

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Problem Solving for Future Transportation Issues, Today

Jun 15, 2015

Problem Solving for Future Transportation Issues, Today

A clear, blue ocean - a scenic treasure, a tranquil escape. You may be thinking, "Why's he writing about his latest vacation?" I'm not. Instead, it's a glimpse into a set of business objectives and goals within BASF. Our strategy is not only driven by growth with our current solutions and customers, but also taking advantage of "blue oceans," or opportunities to break into new spaces, markets, regions, etc. through a consistent pipeline of innovations.

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Chinese Urban Mobility: How BASF is Helping

May 28, 2015

Chinese Urban Mobility: How BASF is Helping

China's automotive industry is being driven by some major mega trends, including the need to find sustainable mobility solutions. EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, outlines the nine trends impacting the country's industry during this tremendous time of growth - from the government's emphasis on electric vehicles to how new players are changing the business models to support the new connectivity, electrification and mobility needs.

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Carbon Fiber Finishing Techniques for a ‘Class A Finish’

Apr 20, 2015

Carbon Fiber Finishing Techniques for a ‘Class A Finish’

Achieve Class A Finish on carbon fiber composites.

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Carbon Fiber Composites: Ready for a Mainstream Debut

Apr 20, 2015

Carbon Fiber Composites: Ready for a Mainstream Debut

Vehicles constructed of mixed materials are becoming increasingly common as a result of impending fuel economy and CO2 emissions regulations. Now, more than ever, automakers are paying particular attention to which material is best and how it should be utilized in the vehicle. Fiber-reinforced composites are ideal and the industry is taking notice. BASF has found that automakers can shave weight off as plastic parts are up to 40 percent lighter than metal.

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Pictured above is the finished 3D printed 1965 Ford Motor Company Shelby Cobra replica.

Apr 17, 2015

Revolutionizing Automotive 3D Printing: Creating a Cobra in 6 Weeks

When you think of the latest in 3D printing, prosthetic limbs, building models and electronic gadgets might come to mind. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), however, was determined to add a 1965 Shelby Cobra to that list, and they did so in a matter of weeks. The 1965 Shelby Cobra was different though, revolutionary actually. The team was small, but mighty. Six engineers at ORNL, a few designers and painters at TruDesign and local representatives from BASF worked hand-in-hand to not only master the large-scale automotive 3D printing, but also achieved a 'Class A Finish' on this iconic vehicle.

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How Does Automotive Plastic Performance Measure Up?

Mar 28, 2015

How Does Automotive Plastic Performance Measure Up?

Are you interested in exploring new vehicle material options, such as thermoplastic composites, but feel leery about the part's potential performance? It's a common misconception that you cannot predict a fiber reinforced plastic's performance as well as you can with steel and aluminum. BASF is breaking down that barrier with its ULTRASIM® technology that routinely delivers 90 to 95 percent accuracy when predicting the performance of parts molded using its materials.

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