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.

Internal Combustion Engines’ Continued Domination (?)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 24, 2017 at 6:45 AM

According to a new research study by Deutsche Bank, “PCOT III: Revisiting the Outlook for Powertrain Technology” (that’s “Pricing the Car of Tomorrow”), to twist a phrase from Mark Twain, it seems that the reports of the internal combustion engine’s eminent death are greatly exaggerated.

The Transparent Idea Factory

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 23, 2017 at 6:24 AM

We’ve previously seen how ZF is driving its innovation through the use of quick pitches, now Volkswagen has announced that it is working to not only capture new ideas in the areas of fleet management, car sharing, navigation and more, but will be providing the teams that are successful in their pitches with space in the Transparent Factory in Dresden.

Automotive Interiors

Adient Emerges

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

March 28, 2017 - Gary S. Vasilash

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Feature Simulating Injection Molding Gets Even Better

March 28, 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.


VW Backs Board's Handling of Diesel Emission Scandal

Volkswagen AG’s supervisor board says the company’s management board properly investigated the group’s diesel emission cheating scandal and should now turn to reorganizing the company.