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The Plating Insight Series

Products Finishing Editor Scott Francis hosts the IMTS Spark Plating Insights Series Wednesdays through Dec. 2.

Why Multitasking?

Machine tools that can perform turning, milling and other operations on one platform offer process efficiencies that more and more shops are leveraging to their advantage.

Top Shops

The Gardner Business Intelligence and Modern Machine Shop Top Shops Program is both an honor for the shops chosen annually, and a benchmarking tool for all who participate. See how your business stacks up.

Additive Manufacturing for Production

3D printing may have started out as a rapid prototyping technique, but the machines and materials have matured to the point that production is not only viable, but desirable. Learn the basics of additive manufacturing for production applications.

John Oates Talks Cars and Music

He’s not one of those guys who hits it big and decides he needs a fast car. As he says on this “Autoline After Hours,” when he was a kid he talked his parents into buying a Pontiac GTO
#Audi #Chevrolet #Toyota

Interiors & Electronics

NASCAR, Amelia Island Concours and More

A special “Autoline After Hours” with Ray Evernham and Bill Warner
#Porsche #Chevrolet #AutolineAfterHours

Business

Don Walker of Magna Talks About the Industry Now—and In the Future

Don Walker is CEO of Magna, a company that he has been with for 33 years. He’s retiring at the end of 2020 and talks to “Autoline After Hours” about the industry he has been instrumental in
#GeneralMotors #AutolineAfterHours #Magna

Batteries

What You Should Know About High-Speed Machining

The tools go a whole lot faster—40,000 rpm, perhaps—but the advantage is not parts per hour but in the ability to make precise parts with less induced stress

Fuel Cells

Revolutionary Hydrogen Storage Tank Design Could Propel H2 Deployment

Rather than storing hydrogen in a large cylindrical tank, Noble Gas has developed a conformal system
#safety

Design

2021 Toyota Sienna

A minivan that no one will have to apologize for owning
#Toyota

Hybrid

Personal Car Ownership Fends Off Public Transport During Pandemic

EVs gaining acceptance but the pace needs to accelerate

Business

Cooper Standard Shuffles Execs

Couch and Pumphrey to add responsibilities as DeBest departs the company
#people

Business

COVID Exacerbates Supplier/OEM Relations

Improved communications and other best practices advocated
#safety #quality #people

Steel

Machining Gummy Materials: A New Use for Sharpies

Organic films help metal removal Purdue researchers discover

Design

Polestar 2 and Clever Lighting Execution

The nights can be long in Scandinavia, so the Polestar 2 designers and engineers have created a lighting system for the EV that automatically handles the darkness
#Volvo #Polestar

John Oates Talks Cars and Music

He’s not one of those guys who hits it big and decides he needs a fast car. As he says on this “Autoline After Hours,” when he was a kid he talked his parents into buying a Pontiac GTO
#AutolineAfterHours #Audi #Porsche

Interiors & Electronics

2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD

One of the best midsize crossovers—and you’re likely not familiar with it.
#Toyota #Mazda #Ford

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles in the Norwegian Winter

A pilot program will start in Oslo during Q1 2021—when there’s plenty of precipitation, including the white fluffy kind
#Toyota

NACTOY Announces 2021 Finalists

These are the vehicles that are among the best introduced this past year
#Land Rover #Ram #Ford