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A Really, Really Quick MINI Coming Next Year

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

One of the challenges that MINI faces is that when the brand was resurrected by BMW in 2000-2001, small cars actually had market appeal and the MINI Hardtop of that period was nothing if not appealing.

Prototyping Materials and Processes for Automotive Lightweighting

Sponsored - April 01, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Material selection is the key factor for making vehicles lighter. Here’s a quick look at the best options that also lend themselves to quick-turn, fully functional prototypes.

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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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Lambo Embraces Carbon (The Company, not the Element)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 14, 2019 at 7:43 AM

“Through our extensive procurement research, we found that many of our vehicle components were ideal candidates for digital manufacturing,” said Stefan Gramse, chief procurement officer of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. “Digital manufacturing” as in additive.

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Another Reason to Be Nervous About Autonomous Vehicles

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 13, 2019 at 9:36 AM

Although all OEMs and suppliers do their utmost best to assure nothing but top-notch quality is achieved for their vehicles and systems, sometimes things simply go wrong because, well, that’s just how the Universe is.

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Prototyping Materials and Processes for Automotive Lightweighting

Material selection is the key factor for making vehicles lighter. Here’s a quick look at the best options that also lend themselves to quick-turn, fully functional prototypes.

Read More
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Automotive Powertrain

2018 Jeep Wrangler: Some Things to Know

February 15, 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 CNC Lathe Advances Breed Novel Cutting Tool Designs

February 15, 2019 - Michael Anderson

Y-axis travels and secondary spindles have engendered some new approaches to familiar tasks.

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Feature Transforming Volkswagen

February 15, 2019 - Gary S. Vasilash

A line up of electric cars and a new head of American operations may have a bigger transformation on VW (especially in the U.S.) than anything since the first Beetle arrived in the U.S. in 1949.

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Trump Gets Report on Would-Be Import Auto Threat

President Donald Trump has received a Dept. of Commerce analysis about the relative threat to U.S. security of imported cars and trucks.