Cleveland Rocks (No, Not That One)
And for an entirely different reason, as well.
The Cleveland in question is not the Drew Carey hometown, but rather one in North Carolina.
And last week, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that it had produced its three-millionth vehicle at its plant in Cleveland.
The truck in question is a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution.
The Cascadia Evolution was launched last year, and since then, more than 50,000 have been ordered.
The truck is equipped with a Detroit engine, of which more than 250,000 have been produced. The Detroit engine is made by DTNA’s Detroit Diesel operation.
Detroit Diesel is not exactly in Detroit. Rather, it is in Redford, Michigan. But it has a mailing address in Detroit, and the east side of the complex is in Detroit.
In addition to engines, they produce axles at the Detroit Diesel plant, cleverly named “Detroit” axles. Since they started making the truck and bus axles there in 2003, they have produced more than a million of them.
By James Gaffney, Product Engineer, Precision Grinding and Patrick D. Redington, Manager, Precision Grinding Business Unit, Norton Company (Worcester, MA)
For the right parts, or families of parts, an automated CNC turning cell is simply the least expensive way to produce high-quality parts. Here’s why.
According to Kunihiro Hoshi, chief engineer for the GX 470: “Three of my top goals were to create a body-on-frame vehicle with sweeping off-road performance and unibody-like on-road capability, and, of course, it had to meet the Lexus quality standard.” He met his goals. But why would anyone want to bang this vehicle around on rocks?