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Assembling the VW ID.

The transformation is underway at Volkswagen to become a preeminent producer of electric vehicles. And it is happening in a big way in Zwickau, Germany.

February 2019 - Gary S. Vasilash , Editor-in-Chief

CNC Lathe Advances Breed Novel Cutting Tool Designs

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

February 2019 - Michael Anderson , Senior Technical Editor

Developing the 2019 Toyota RAV4

Outside of a pickup truck, there is no vehicle that’s sold in greater units than the Toyota RAV4. So when they developed the new generation, they had a whole lot to consider.

February 2019 - Gary S. Vasilash , Editor-in-Chief

Digital Assembly Comes of Age

Digital assembly is increasingly comprehensive and allows smoother product launches.

February 2019 - Lawrence S. Gould , Contributing Editor

Transforming Volkswagen

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.

February 2019 - Gary S. Vasilash , Editor-in-Chief