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December 8th, 2007

GM'S breakthrough in smart materials

Abstract:
General Motors has been pretty sneaky about putting new materials into production without letting the outside world know about them. By keeping its mouth shut, GM got a jump on the competition. For example, on the Malibu Maxx it used a process called quick plastic forming to make the rear steel hatch. This cut weight and cost and was in production for nearly two years before any of its competitors, or us in the media, caught on. It also used nanotechnology on the running boards of its full-size SUVs to make them lighter and more scratch resistant. Again, it was in production before anyone found out.

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