Automotive Production

The Automotive Design & Production Production Zone consists of the hardware—tools, machining centers, grinders, etc.—that is used in automotive manufacturing.

Tesla, China and Sandy Munro

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 08, 2019 at 6:41 AM

Last week, in explaining its Q1 performance, Tesla indicated: “Deliveries were approximately 63,000 vehicles, which was 110% more than the same quarter last year, but 31% less than last quarter.

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Porsche and Schuler Partner in Press Shop

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 04, 2019 at 6:04 AM

While many automotive companies consider their suppliers of production equipment as, well, suppliers, sometimes referred to as “partners,” albeit partners that might incur a very serious financial penalty should the equipment they’ve provided cause downtime, Porsche and stamping equipment supplier Schuler AG have entered into a joint venture.

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How to Keep a Last-gen Truck Current

April 03, 2019 at 12:57 PM

When Ram Truck launched the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck, the company didn’t want to simply stop building the last-generation vehicle at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant. In order to keep the Classic of interest, the company has gone back to 1976, the year they launched the Dodge Warlock, a “factory-personalized” pickup, and have created the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock.

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Tomorrow is Jeep 4x4 Day: Pre-Order a Gladiator

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 03, 2019 at 9:18 AM

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator, which is yet to be rolling on the side of a mountain near (or far from) you, is manufactured in Toledo, Ohio.

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Lincoln Corsair Takes Form. Sophisticated, Presumably.

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 27, 2019 at 8:40 AM

Lincoln launched the MKC, a premium compact crossover, in mid-2014.

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Audi Saves Water in Production

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 25, 2019 at 6:29 AM

“A prolonged dry spell coupled with soaring, record-breaking temperatures has been a horrible combination for farms from Scandinavia and England in the north to France, Netherlands, and Germany to the south.

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Ford Gets Big at Kentucky Truck

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 19, 2019 at 10:18 AM

The Ford Expedition, for being a consumer vehicle, not something meant for industrial purposes, is big.

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Take a Look at Additive Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 15, 2019 at 7:52 AM

Giving the growing increase in interest in additive manufacturing in the auto industry, our sibling publication Additive Manufacturing held a conference dedicated to that subject at the 2019 North American International Auto Show.

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Seven Generations of Corvette—So Far

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 11, 2019 at 7:51 AM

This is the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, the first model to be produced by General Motors. The first gen had a run until 1962.

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Ford Builds the Final Taurus (for Now)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 03, 2019 at 12:04 PM

The last Ford Taurus was built Friday, March 1, at the Chicago Assembly Plant.

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Nexteer Hits 60-million

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 28, 2019 at 12:55 PM

With its electric power steering systems (EPSS) on vehicles including the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and even some cars (e.g., Mustang, Charger, Challenger) and crossovers (e.g., Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse), it is perhaps not entirely surprising that Nexteer Automotive announced today that it has produced its 60 millionth EPSS.

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FCA to Invest $4.5-billion in Michigan Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 26, 2019 at 2:02 PM

Although “Detroit” is synonymous with “automotive production,” the only major OEM that actually manufactures vehicles within the city limits is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as it runs the Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit, where the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango are built.

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