Project Announcement: Lightweighting Material Solutions for Maintenance and Sustainment

The automotive and trucking industries are faced with tightening regulations to improve fleet fuel efficiency.  Each manufacturer is taking different approaches in powertrain and materials technology to reach these challenging standards; one approach is through vehicle lightweighting.  The objective of this project is to develop lightweight wheel-end components that will reduce overall vehicle weight as well as reduce maintenance costs.

Those interested in participating in this project should contact Lisa Stobierski, lisas@ncms.org by September 21, 2017.  We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).