November/December 2012

Feature

IQMS: Android Meets ERP

Incremental improvements and incorporating new technology are the hallmarks of this latest release of EnterpriseIQ.

GM Improves Aluminum Welding

A new electrode tip design allows welding of sheet, castings and extrusions.

The 2013 Hyundai Sante Fe

The third generation of this crossover may be the charm. An efficient one.

Ford 2013 Fusion: Red Hot & Green

Here’s a midsize that looks hot, yet which has a choice of powertrains that will make people feel comfortable even if they’re green.

Joel Piaskowski on Design

“Every brand has to evolve and stay relevant,” says Joel Piaskowski, design director at Ford, where the evolution is taking place at such a rate that the word -revolution- comes to mind.

Notable

Elements of the Jaguar F-TYPE

The Jaguar F-TYPE, a two-seat convertible, is scheduled to be available in the U.S. market in the summer of 2013.

Coating & Machining for Better Bores

Heller is working on productionizing what it calls “CBC”—Cylinder Bore Coating.

Machine Like Hyundai

Hyundai's FD series of CNC vertical machining centers are specifically engineered for high-production applications.

Parts Integration & Performance Achieved with PA-Based Part

Air intake manifold with an integrated liquid charged air cooler developed by Volkswagen and Röchling Automotive uses Akulon polyamide from DSM.

Columns

On Mfg - Nov/Dec

Vertical turning; Large HMC; Laser system for texturing

Considering China

The surge of activity and Chinese government investment today is similar to the thrust of science and technology in the 1950s that made the United States the world’s superpower.

Accelerate: Nov/Dec

Black ULTEM; More Scanning, Less Moving; Rapid Mfg to Double by '17; Point, Shoot, Scan

How Global Are You?

Working with OEM engineers and designers to “integrate” your components or process into the specifications for a new vehicle or engine design is paramount to gaining the edge on the competition.