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VW Opens Additive Center

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 11, 2018 at 8:36 AM

Volkswagen is further showing its commitment to the promise of additive technology for production operations by the opening today of a 3,100-square meter center in Wolfsburg that is dedicated to the technology.

Prototyping Materials and Processes for Automotive Lightweighting

Sponsored - June 20, 2018 at 1:00 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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Henry Payne Buys a Tesla Model 3

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 10, 2018 at 6:46 AM

Did you ever think about buying a Tesla Model 3, the car that has garnered hundreds of thousands of reservations and hundreds of thousands of more words from people anticipating and then, eventually, driving the vehicle?

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About Additive

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 06, 2018 at 6:11 AM

If you’re interested in what 3D/additive can/can’t do, then you might want to attend the Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Automotive, that is being held at the first industry day of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), January 16, in Cobo Center. 

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Automotive Powertrain

Questioning the Electric Vehicle Orthodoxy

December 11, 2018 - Christopher A. Sawyer

According to “experts,” it’s all over for the internal combustion engine. Apparently, they haven’t been paying attention to what’s been happening behind the headlines.

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AAH #444 - A Hardcore Gearhead Buys A Tesla Model 3. SPECIAL GUEST: Henry Payne, The Detroit News. TOPICS: Henry’s Model 3; Doctor Data; Waymo One Launches in Arizona; How will a Millennial Buy a vehicle? Jim Lentz talks Mobility and Dealers. PANEL: Jack Keebler, Keebler Auto; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; John McElroy,

Feature Additive for Production

December 11, 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash

Putting lasers to work melting alloys for the additive production of parts.

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Feature Aerogels: Moving from Outer to Inner Space

December 11, 2018 - Christopher A. Sawyer

A new generation of cross-linked polymer aerogels could revolutionize interiors.

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U.K. Delays Parliament Brexit Vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed to postpone a Dec. 11 parliamentary vote on her compromise plan for the U.K.’s scheduled exit from the European Union next spring.