AD&P BLOG

More Power for IndyCar in 2021

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 23, 2018 at 6:22 AM

It used to be that attendance figures for the Indianapolis 500 were never officially announced.

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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Weighing the Options for Automotive Lightweighting

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 21, 2018 at 10:57 AM

Designing lighter, stronger and more cost-effective automotive products provides a solid competitive edge to the companies that produce them. Here’s why some are switching their materials from steel to magnesium. (Sponsored Content)

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How Real Is Additive Manufacturing?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 21, 2018 at 6:31 AM

There is a lot of discussion about how 3D printing/rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing is revolutionizing manufacturing, including automotive manufacturing.

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Automotive Engineering

The Volvo XC40: A New SUV for a New Generation

May 23, 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash

Volvo Cars has been through a lot of changes in the past 20 years. And lately, it has been driving many changes based on its SPA and now CMA vehicle architectures.

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AAH #421: The Amazing World of 3D Printing. Special Guest: Jon Walker, Area Sales Manager, EOS North America. NEWS: Straight Talk On The Future of 3D Printing; Doctor Data; The Politics of Auto: The Detroit 3 Go to Washington; Gas Prices Inflate: Will Iran Result in Reduced Summer Driving? Executive Churn at Tesla: Much Ado About Nothing? PANEL: - Gary Vasilash, AD&P - Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET - Joe White, Reuters - Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit

Feature Simulating Long-Fiber Composites

May 23, 2018 - Lawrence S. Gould

Long carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics may get increased use thanks to simulation capabilities.

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Feature Chasing the Light: On the Matter of Mass Reduction

May 23, 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash

Automakers the world over are reducing vehicular mass, whether they’re making supercars that cost hundreds of thousands or pickup trucks that sell in the hundreds of thousands. Here’s a look.

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Global Car Sales Pace Expected to Slow Again This Year

The pace of worldwide sales of new cars and light-duty trucks will climb only 2% to 97.6 million units this year, down from rates of 3% last year and 4% in 2016, LMC Automotive predicts.