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Honda Increases the Ability to Flex

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 30, 2017 at 6:33 AM

One of the phrases that you don’t hear all too often anymore is “production flexibility.” Which means, of course, the wherewithal to make Y is X isn’t selling all that well, or making a shift to Z if the other two are lagging.

Will Adient Take Flight?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 28, 2017 at 6:07 AM

Adient puts seats in more than 25-million vehicles per year.

Talking Jeep Design

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 27, 2017 at 6:17 AM

For more than 20 years, Mark Allen has been working at what is now FCA (it wasn’t, of course, when he started). Designing trucks.

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Adient Emerges

This long-time interior supplier is now a brand-new company that’s looking at things in a whole different way.

March 30, 2017 - Gary S. Vasilash

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AAH #370: We've Got the Head of Jeep Design. Special guest: Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design, FCA. Topic: 2017 Jeep Compass. Panel: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Eric Lawrence, Detroit Free Press

Feature Simulating Injection Molding Gets Even Better

March 30, 2017 - Lawrence C. Boyd, Jr.

New injection molding software can simulate—and analyze.

Feature Pieces of Plastic

Notable developments and uses of polymers, from turbochargers to oil pans to...yes, the Batmobile.

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UPDATE: VW Approved to Sell Repaired Diesels in U.S.

Volkswagen AG has been cleared to sell its U.S. inventory of 2015 model diesel vehicles, which had previously been banned because they had been rigged to evade emission standards.