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Materials Service

Materials Service

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 Automotive’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.

Users can quickly access key insights from market developments, put context around events and technology trends, dive into deep data and forecasts, and seamlessly drive analytics to support their most challenging decisions.

Topics covered

  • Weight reduction and joining techniques
  • Material changes (e.g., plastics, carbon fiber, aluminum, alloys)
  • Recyclability

Planners and strategists use the service to

  • Assess the evolution of materials used in a vehicle’s architecture
  • Analyze how the competition is advancing weight reduction strategies
  • Get an assessment of what has succeeded
  • Understand OEMs’ purchasing strategies

The Materials & Lightweighting Service is part of a suite of vehicle contenting services. Delivered through SupplierInsight, an IHS Automotive strategy and planning solution, the service provides a view into current automotive trends and future demand through

  • Sector news and analysis
  • Topical reports
  • Supplier profiles
  • Who Supplies Whom Survey database
  • Access to analyst and webinars
  • Model-level forecasts, technology fitment, and supplier relationships (optional add-on)