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Published: 6/18/2019

Using Grinding Instead of Turning in Series Production
By grinding the entire workpiece contour in a single operation, the Grindstar can produce large batch sizes economically, making it an alternative to turning for the automotive industry.

Published: 6/3/2019

Lean Strategies Drive Automotive Efficiency
A cloud-based lean execution system tying together multiple MES and ERP platforms across this automotive supplier's global operations has led to improvements in production, maintenance and quality.

Published: 3/19/2019

Automakers Focused on Production at First AM Workshop for Automotive
The inaugural Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Automotive (AMWA) highlighted current and future 3D-printing applications in the auto industry.

Published: 2/28/2019

Eyeing Automotive Machining Applications in Taiwan
I took time to check out machining equipment geared toward components for automobiles—electric vehicles in particular—at the recent TMTS show in Taichung.

Published: 2/20/2019

CAD/CAM Enables Rapid Turnaround for a Racing Part Rush
CAM software enables quick design and manufacture of a custom racing part.

Published: 1/31/2019

What This Seat Bracket Says About the Future of Automotive Manufacturing
General Motors created a 3D-printed version of a seat bracket using generative design tools. This technology pairing will influence how cars are brought to market in the future.

Published: 12/26/2018

Additive Manufacturing at Alfa Romeo Sauber
How the Swiss Formula One team is using additive manufacturing (AM) to meet the engineering challenges required by the sport.

Published: 12/25/2018

Palletization Slashes Setup Time for Racing Shop
Whereas his predecessor had left Big Kaiser’s Unilock pallets in the corner, Charlie Mitchell of Andretti Autosport saw that they could help him reduce setup time on his milling machines in an environment where quick turnaround is essenti...

Published: 12/18/2018

Out-Of-Round Turning of Polygon Couplings
Out-of-round turning is an efficient alternative to profile milling and grinding for polygon couplings that could replace traditional spline and shrink-fit connections in automotive transmissions. 

Published: 11/13/2018

Overcoming Racing CNC Machine Shop Challenges
Automotive racing teams’ machine shops are essentially job shops. An IMTS panel discussion I moderated highlighted ways Stewart-Haas Racing’s shop meets the challenges of a high-mix/low-volume machining environment.