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Ford Gets Big at Kentucky Truck

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 19, 2019 at 10:18 AM

The Ford Expedition, for being a consumer vehicle, not something meant for industrial purposes, is big.

Using Simulation Software to Optimize Automotive Lightweighting

Sponsored - October 26, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Automotive manufacturers are meeting CAFE fuel-efficiency standards through lightweighting, which requires simulation software for design engineers.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler: Some Things to Know

By: Gary S. Vasilash - Sponsored - March 02, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Design, materials, powertrain and manufacturing details about what is arguably the quintessential vehicle in the Jeep lineup.

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The Transformation of the Auto Industry

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 18, 2019 at 7:12 AM

Karma Automotive came into existence five years ago, when Chinese supplier Wanxiang Group purchased the assets of Fisker Automotive—the company that had been founded by designer Henrik Fisker to produce high-end hybrids. (And it is worth knowing, just for contextual purposes, that Wanxiang had purchased developer and manufacturer of electric batteries, A123, out of bankruptcy in 2013—Karma Automotive vehicles need batteries, so. . . .) Karma Revero (Image: Karma Automotive) One of the ways that Karma marked its fifth anniversary was announcing that it has invested $7.5-million in its Irvine, California, facility, including a powertrain test facility.

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Take a Look at Additive Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 15, 2019 at 7:52 AM

Giving the growing increase in interest in additive manufacturing in the auto industry, our sibling publication Additive Manufacturing held a conference dedicated to that subject (i.e., additive manufacturing in the auto industry) at the 2019 North American International Auto Show.

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Using Simulation Software to Optimize Automotive Lightweighting

Automotive manufacturers are meeting CAFE fuel-efficiency standards through lightweighting, which requires simulation software for design engineers.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler: Some Things to Know

March 19, 2019 - Gary S. Vasilash

Design, materials, powertrain and manufacturing details about what is arguably the quintessential vehicle in the Jeep lineup.

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Feature Manufacturing Execution in the Age of IoT

March 19, 2019 - Lawrence S. Gould

The latest wave of manufacturing execution systems takes advantage of the Internet of Things, leading to simpler and faster implementations and truly real-time data analysis, decision-making, and problem resolution.

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Feature Carbon Fiber Creations

March 19, 2019 - Gary S. Vasilash

It is more “go” than “show,” although when it comes to interior trim the composite material provides a technical touch.

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U.S. Auto Suppliers Report “Deep Concern” Over Trade

Auto suppliers in the U.S. are growing increasingly worried about the impact of tariffs and trade conflicts on their business this year, the Original Equipment Manufacturers Assn. reports.