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Polymer Passes the Sniff Test—and Then Some

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 16, 2018 at 6:14 AM

Remember that “new car” smell?

When Automated Production Turning is the Low-Cost Option

Sponsored - June 27, 2018 at 8:51 AM

For the right parts, or families of parts, an automated CNC turning cell is simply the least expensive way to produce high-quality parts. Here’s why.

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Ford Makes a Sharper Edge

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 15, 2018 at 6:19 AM

The 2019 Ford Edge ST is a variant of the midsize SUV that has been amped up by the folks at Ford Performance.

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Audi and Aluminum

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 12, 2018 at 9:32 AM

It seems almost a lifetime ago that Audi, thanks to the Audi Space Frame program that was initiated in 1983 and gave rise to the then-revolutionary aluminum-intensive A8 in 1994, was almost synonymous with aluminum, as the company developed and executed all manner of approaches to using the nonferrous material for vehicle construction.

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Automotive Engineering

Engineering the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

October 16, 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash

Bigger, bolder and. . .lighter. And with impressive powertrain technology, to boot.

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AAH #438 - Pushing Performance to the Edge with the 2019 Ford Edge ST. Today’s show was taped in the mountains of Utah. Join us for a deep dive into the 2019 Ford Edge ST! TOPICS: Ed Krenz, Chief Functional Engineer, Ford; Cristina Aquino, Marketing Manager, Ford Edge; Nik Miles & John McElroy’s thoughts on the 2019 Ford Edge ST. PANEL: Nik Miles,; John McElroy,

Feature Argo AI and the Development of a Really Complicated System

October 16, 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash

You talk with Pete Rander, president of Argo AI, a company that is working with Ford on developing Level 4 autonomous vehicle technology, and as the details become clearer, the enormity of the challenge seems daunting—yet Rander, who has been working on this for some 30 years, seems delighted he and his team are doing it.

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Feature Creating the 2019 Kia Forte

October 16, 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash

Not only is it Kia’s best-selling vehicle, it is the one that brings people to the brand. So for the third generation of the compact, they’ve elevated their game.

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Congress Not Likely to Vote on NAFTA This Year

The U.S. Congress isn’t likely to vote on a proposed update to the North American Free Trade Agreement until early next year.