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2013-07-16
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Automakers will be assembling 400,000 vehicles yearly in Saudi Arabia if plans to establish the country as an automotive hub for the Middle East become reality.
2013-07-15
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A Sika researcher examines the performance characteristics of, and OEM requirements for, competing acoustic cavity fillers used in a range of vehicles including heavy-duty trucks.
2013-07-10
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Engineers and other specialists at Ford of Europe’s Aachen, Germany, Advanced Technology Center are concentrating on what materials and powertrains will be needed—and which will be feasible—for the vehicles of the 2020s and 2030s.
2013-07-09
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The General Motors Lordstown assembly and stamping complex in Ohio is switching to LED in GM’s largest lighting conversion in North America. The Lordstown plant is where the Chevrolet Cruze is built. The project, which will involve replacing an existing high-bay lighting system in the stamping plant, is expected to save $800,000. 
2013-07-01
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The 3M Paint Defender System sprays on as a liquid before transforming into a clear, durable film.
2013-06-28
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Version 10 of Boothroyd Dewhurst’s Design for Assembly (DFA) Product Simplification software features an improved user interface for speed and ease of use.
2013-06-21
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The SAE International EG-1A Balancing Committee is drafting new standards to modernize best practices for the design and use of tooling, fixtures, and accessories that mount and drive gas turbine engine rotors on horizontal and vertical balancing machines.
2013-06-20
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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced its new engineering architecture that allows for cross-brand and cross-platform assembly of large modules including the engine bay, cockpit, front underbody, rear underbody, and electrical/electronic system.
2013-06-19
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Through its parent company Graebener Maschinentechnik, Graebener-Reika Inc. (GRI) offers a four-column hydroforming press suitable for high-volume environments such as the automotive industry.
2013-06-17
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During the last few years, auto manufacturers have been building cars that use less fuel and emit fewer greenhouse gases when customers drive them.
2013-06-17
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Rolls-Royce plc, U.K., awarded ATK a contract valued at more than $50 million (with the potential to exceed $200 million) to produce aft fan composite cases for the new Trent XWB-97 engine. ATK has been producing aft fan cases for the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 engines since 2009.
2013-06-17
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MB Aerospace has acquired Hartford, CT-based aero-engine component manufacturing business Delta Industries. The acquisition will expand the MB Aerospace business to projected revenues of more than $160 million and to 550 employees (up from 370) for the 2013 financial year.
2013-06-12
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Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. (GHAC), a Chinese automobile production and sales joint venture between Honda of Japan and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. of China, recently commemorated the start of construction of a third vehicle production line and an engine plant within the borders of the existing ZengCheng Plant in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.
2013-06-11
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Designed for mirror control in automotive and industrial applications, C&K Components’ CS-41001E Series four-way adjustable direction switches feature customizable wire harnesses and connectors to ease the assembly process.
2013-06-10
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Pneumatic control of force and motion with high accuracy and low friction is enabled by Airpot’s Accurate Force Pneumatics packages.
2013-06-06
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Johnson Controls has acquired full ownership of Tata Johnson Controls, the now defunct 50-50 joint venture with Tata Automotive Components that supplied automotive seat systems and components in India to most major OEMs.
2013-05-24
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Southco’s E6-600 constant-torque position-control hinge, which features increased torque and lightweight aluminum construction, allows the user to hold a door or panel securely at any desired angle, and it delivers twice as much torque to support larger, heavier items.
2013-05-24
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Vented enclosures from Air Science provide containment of airborne particulates during manipulation and transfer of potent compounds.
2013-05-24
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Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Norton Rapid Prep surface-finishing discs, which are made of nonwoven nylon impregnated with abrasive grain and a smear-free resin, are suited for surface-finishing applications such as removing surface defects, oxides, and corrosion; deburring; mold cleaning; and blending uneven edges and marks.
2013-05-13
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Volvo Car Group on May 13 began production of its new four-cylinder engine family that includes gasoline and diesel variants on a platform known as the Volvo Environmental Architecture (VEA). The company invested about 2 billion kronor (about U.S. $303.7 million) to expand its plant in Skövde by 4500 m² (48,000 ft²) for the new engine line, preparations for which began two years ago.
2013-05-09
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Expanding its inspection solutions for the industrial/manufacturing sectors, Creaform’s MetraSCAN-R series robot-mounted optical CMM 3-D scanners offer automated inspection on and off the production line.
2013-05-09
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The LP130 label printer from Primera improves in-house production of durable labels for various rough-service applications, including part numbers, warnings, instruction labels, and serial tags.
2013-05-08
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At an April 2013 NTSB forum on batteries, a Saft representative says the company tests every one of the cells it produces—something not all cell makers can say.
2013-05-06
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Primera Technology, Inc.’s LP130 Laser Marking System is a high-powered laser-based marking system that produces highly durable labels, tags, and nameplates.
2013-05-06
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No matter how innovative a product is, it must be manufactured efficiently with the highest quality, and be delivered through flexible, efficient supply chains to achieve success.
2013-05-06
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Alcoa recently announced a second major North American expansion to meet the growing demand for light, durable, and recyclable aluminum sheet for automotive production. Alcoa will invest $275 million to expand and convert capacity at its rolling mill in Alcoa, TN.
2013-05-01
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Chinese company BYD (Build Your own Dreams) will begin assembling electric buses "in the coming months" at a vacated recreational-vehicle assembly plant formerly occupied by Rexhall Industries in Lancaster, CA.
2013-04-29
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The Triflex RSP adjustable retraction system from Igus is designed for secure cable guidance on large robot arms or for robots programmed to perform complex movements.
2013-04-22
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Touted as an enabling platform for applications ranging from personalized medicine to personal drones, 3-D printing will grow to an $8.4 billion market in 2025—up from $777 million in 2012, according to a recent report by Lux Research.
2013-04-22
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Kevin Woock, Henkel's Global Market Segment Manager for Automotive, explains how the Bonderite Flex Process, which uses zirconium oxide pretreatment instead of conventional zinc phosphating, enables processing of up to 85% aluminum content on vehicles vs. 25% with zinc phosphate coating.
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