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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.

Published: 11/3/2018

Automotive Manufacturer Works with Supplier to Streamline Lean Machining Cells
After Volvo’s casting supplier switched to a new kind of material process, machining tolerances suffered. Sandvik Coromant stepped in not just to suggest new tools, but to provide an in-depth productivity improvement program. 

Published: 11/2/2018

AMB 2018 Highlights E-Mobility and Lightweight Construction
More than 91,000 attendees gathered at the AMB trade show in Germany to visit 1,553 exhibitors and talk about the impact of e-mobility, Industry 4.0 and other relevant topics.

Published: 8/29/2018

Video: 3D Printing at Local Motors
The car manufacturer uses extra-large 3D printers all the way down to desktop machines at its Knoxville, Tennessee, factory.

Published: 7/31/2018

Automotive Industry Growth is Unpredictable
The industry has exceeded the expectations of many experts from as recently as the end of 2017.

Published: 5/28/2018

What Cleanliness Standards Look Like for Automotive Suppliers
Read about how Ford Motor Co. and Jomesa North America Inc. have come together to improve cleanliness specs and part cleanliness inspection to help car buyers get a lot more mileage out of their investment. 

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