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Biermann Heading Hyundai Motor Group R&D

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 12, 2018 at 8:43 AM

Albert Biermann had been vice president of Engineering for BMW M; in the spring of 2015 he joined the Hyundai Group, where he headed Vehicle Test and High Performance Development.

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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2019 Acura RDX

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 10, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Acura has long been the brand that isn’t said in the same breath with the companies with which it competes—and it is “long” as in the brand was launched in March 1986, making it the first Japanese luxury brand in the U.S. market, beating out both Lexus and Infiniti.

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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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Automotive Powertrain

Questioning the Electric Vehicle Orthodoxy

December 12, 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 12, 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 12, 2018 - Christopher A. Sawyer

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

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China Rethinks China-First Industry Policy

China is poised to delay its aim to dominate in manufacturing by 2025 and instead grant easier access for foreign companies.