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2014-02-26
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In 2013, more than 90% of Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in North America. With the recent start of production at a new plant in Celaya, Guanajauto, Mexico (about 250 km northwest of Mexico City), that percentage is expected to grow to more than 95%.
2014-02-24
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In a recent report, owners of MY2011 vehicles reported a higher rate of problems than did owners of MY2010 vehicles in a similar report a year ago. Lexus had the best overall score for the third year in a row in J.D.
2014-02-24
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Constellium N.V. and UACJ Corp. recently announced their intention to form a joint venture for production of aluminum automotive sheet for body-in-white (BIW) applications. The companies plan to invest $150 million in a new plant that will include a continuous heat treatment and conversion line with an initial target capacity of 100,000 t (110,000 ton) supplied by cold-rolled coils from both partners’ rolling mills.
2014-02-24
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GKN Aerospace is leading a project under the Structures Technology Maturity (STeM) program that aims to automate the assembly of aircraft structures with the goal of creating consistently high-quality wing structures 30% faster than is possible today.
2014-02-24
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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been awarded a $5.8 million contract from the Defense Weather System Directorate at the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, CA, for the production of the Ion Velocity Meter (IVM) under the U.S.
2014-02-24
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Boeing has selected its Everett, WA, site as the location for a new composite wing center for the 777X program. Boeing evaluated criteria that were designed to find the wing fabrication location that would best support the 777X business plan.
2014-02-24
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To accommodate the dynamic global economy where suppliers must work in close partnership with their customers throughout the supply chain, BorgWarner's Supplier Performance Monitor (SPM) system optimizes its supplier network as well as its own performance.
2014-02-18
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Grede is developing lightweight chassis, powertrain, and drivetrain components—including safety-critical systems—for several heavy-equipment manufacturers using a patented ductile iron alloy called SiboDur.
2014-02-17
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Cognex Corp.’s In-Sight Explorer 4.9 software offers an expanded set of inspection tools and an enhanced Cognex Connect communications suite that features the iQ Sensor Solution network (iQSS).
2014-02-14
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Multi-material vehicles are becoming more prevalent as automakers attempt to reduce vehicle weight and boost fuel efficiency. Selecting the proper adhesive is critical when bonding dissimilar materials.
2014-02-03
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Boeing makes a leap forward in manufacturing automation with a portable orbital drilling tool that is, at its core, indistinguishable from a fully autonomous robotic system.
2014-01-27
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The India joint venture established between Tata Advanced Systems and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has announced that its S-92 helicopter cabin production in India has become 100% indigenous. The India operation is not only assembling cabins but also producing all parts needed for the assembly, before shipping the cabins to the U.S. for aircraft completion and customer delivery.
2014-01-27
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BASF Catalysts India Private Ltd. is expanding its mobile emissions catalysts production capacity in Chennai, India. Construction of a new 47,000-m² (506,000-ft²) facility commenced in December 2013, with operations startup expected in the first quarter of 2015.
2014-01-24
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Knorr-Bremse has expanded its production capacity in India in both the rail- and commercial-vehicle (CV) sectors with the opening of two new facilities in Palwal and Pune, as well as a new Development Center in Pune to be shared by its two divisions.
2014-01-21
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The Hobart Element family of gas-shielded, flux-cored wires feature the lowest manganese levels of any similarly classified filler metal in the marketplace, the company claims, helping companies to address compliance with environmental regulations.
2014-01-14
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New energy-saving smelting process could cut titanium powder prices by as much as 75%.
2014-01-06
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Wheel rim components made of 3/4-in steel plate in diameters to 40 in (1016 mm) and larger for use on tractors and other off-highway vehicles are fabricated by Acme Metal Spinning. Available in quantities of five to a few hundred or more, these components are fabricated using Acme’s advanced metal spinning processes.
2014-01-02
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Fiat S.p.A. on Jan. 1 announced an agreement under which its wholly owned subsidiary Fiat North America LLC will acquire 100% ownership of Chrysler Group LLC by month’s end. Fiat currently own 58.5% and will buy the remaining 41.5% for $3.65 billion from VEBA Trust (a Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association trust administered independently to pay health care benefits to Chrysler retirees).
2013-12-26
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The Dynasty 280 and Maxstar 280 TIG welders from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. deliver more power and can weld metal up to 3/8 in thick, yet are significantly lighter, more portable, and use less energy than machines of similar output capabilities.
2013-12-20
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Chromalloy has entered into three new long-term parts and service agreements with Pratt & Whitney, for manufacturing and supply-chain activities on the new PurePower PW1100G-JM engine and to provide aftermarket support on legacy engines.
2013-12-20
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Under an agreement announced Dec. 19, Mercedes-AMG (a Daimler AG subsidiary) and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. will develop custom-made V8 engines supporting the latter’s launch of next-generation car models that, the companies say, will combine high performance and fuel efficiency.
2013-12-14
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There has been a population explosion at Mini’s Oxford, England, manufacturing facility: robot count has risen from 600 to nearly 1500, and Plant Director Frank Bachmann is delighted with the resultant increase in production quality.
2013-12-04
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While shifting the manufacturing process of a composite part from pre-impregnated to a new liquid resin injection process, the Composites Development team at Bombardier Aerospace had to redesign the component to a new set of design allowables. The Integrated Product Development Team was able to quickly provide a turnkey solution that resulted in a positive business case for both weight and cost.
2013-12-04
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Boeing sought a solution that would reduce the amount of manual drilling, improve hole quality, and increase overall productivity. Not for the first time, Electroimpact was key in developing an automated solution.
2013-12-02
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VIA Motors says it has begun retrofit electric vehicle production of vans at plant in Mexico, using General Motors commercial vehicles, with pickups based on Chevy Silverado to follow in 2014. Traction motor replaces OE transmission. Lithium-ion battery pack has 21.4 kW·h rating for 40 mi (64 km) all-electric range for truck, 35 mi (56 km) for van.
2013-11-26
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Made with silver-coated nickel filler, Master Bond EP79FL is a two-part, electrically conductive epoxy for bonding, sealing, and coating applications.
2013-11-26
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Methods Machine Tools, Inc. introduces Yasda Precision Tools' YBM 640V3 three-axis CNC vertical jig borer, which provides high-speed, precision boring and milling operations for high-accuracy mold, die, and complex component manufacturing.
2013-11-22
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Now that simulation and modeling are common techniques for designing equipment, standards groups are stepping in to add a bit more structure and compatibility for these tools. Two trade associations have paired up to establish a working group that aims to make it simpler to merge engineering analysis with overall systems behavior analysis.
2013-11-21
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Pratt & Whitney Canada is transforming its design and manufacturing processes, streamlining operations by eliminating steps and improving connectivity and compatibility. The moves are being made to help the company improve and maintain its engines while also setting the stage for a move into 3-D manufacturing.
2013-11-13
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The auto industry is facing a capacity shortage at the shops making the stamping dies and molding tools needed to produce vehicles, according to the Harbour Results, Inc. 2013 North American Automotive Vendor Tooling Study.
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