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About Automobili Pininfarina

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 17, 2018 at 6:32 AM

In the Who’s Who of the Automotive Industry, Battista “Pinin” Farina, the man who created the design firm that carries his name, would undoubtedly have several pages, based on the remarkable designs the firm turned out (were such a volume to exist). Indeed, the Ferraris alone could fill up a book.

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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Networking Drives the Automotive Industry Forward

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 12, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Networking goes beyond building professional relationships. It provides a unique educational opportunity you can’t find anywhere else. Learn how to maximize your networking efforts at industry events.

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Technology and Nature

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 12, 2018 at 8:39 AM

Mazda operates two major assembly complexes in Japan: the Ujina 1 and 2 plants in Hiroshima, where they build CX-3, CX-5, CX-9, and Miata models, as well as engines, with a 569,000 annual unit capacity; Hofu 1 and 2 in Hofu, which have a 416,000 capacity, and where the Mazda3, Mazda2, CX-3, Mazda6, and transmissions are produced.

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Better Braking—By Wire

July 17, 2018 - Christopher A. Sawyer

Brake-by-wire systems not only eliminate mechanical brake actuation, they can even greatly enhance a vehicle’s dynamic performance.

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AAH #427: The Last Panhard and the Genesis of Genesis. Special Guest: Ken Nelson, Orphan Car Collector. NEWS: Panhard Dyna Z16; Doctor Data; Hyundai’s Luxury Brand: Genesis; What will the effects of tariffs be on the industry? Volvo Launches M: Why is it taking on Uber? Why are scooter companies attracting such huge investments? PANEL: Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; John McElroy,

Feature Constellium Advances Aluminum Structures

July 17, 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash

As designers and engineers look for weight reduction and design flexibility, aluminum can be an option. And this company can provide it for structural applications.

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Feature Preparing for Artificial Intelligence

July 17, 2018 - Lawrence S. Gould

AI will usher in new jobs, according to a book from the consulting firm Accenture. It’s a quick and worthwhile read.  

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June Car Sales Climb 5% in Europe

Car registrations across Europe rose 5% to 1.62 million units in June, trade group ACEA reports.