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How GM Quickly Created Capacity for Mask Production

GM’s head of global manufacturing engineering talks about how a global team put mask production capacity on the floor in a week

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group

New Steels Explained: What You Need to Know About the Ongoing Developments

A range of new steels is being developed to assist body engineers create better trucks, cars and SUVs. Here’s what they can do for everyone from safety engineers to designers
#Acura #Ford #GeneralMotors

Porsche Offers Special Manufacture Mods for the Taycan

Of course you need to get that Taycan modified by the people in Zuffenhausen
#tech #Porsche #Carbon

A Quick Word About Electric Trucks @ GM Detroit-Hamtramck

GM sees an all-electric future. It must have quite the telescope
#Chevrolet #Rivian #Tesla

Sandy Munro and the Tesla Cybertruck

Design/engineering/manufacturing expert looks at the Cybertruck. He says when he saw it, “It was love at first sight”
#Tesla #Ford #people

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Next Frontier for Robots: General Assembly

The next challenge for industrial robots is achieving human-like dexterity, including the ability to handle flexible components such as wiring and fabric, says Fanuc America.

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ESI’s Interactive Virtual Prototyping

ESI Group produces virtual prototyping software that enables users to simulate a product’s performance, manufacturability, ease of assembly and more, says Application Engineer Jacob Peterson.

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Modularizing Front-End Assemblies

Carmakers are turning to specialty suppliers to preassemble complex front-end modules that can then be plugged into a vehicle as it moves down the assembly line.

Tools You Can Use

Here are a few useful developments for your manufacturing operations, whether it is making components for electrical systems or camshafts or more.

Michigan Okays Auto Production Starting May 11

Step eases supply chain bottleneck for other factories too
#facilities #Chrysler #Fiat

UAW Pushes Back on Production Plans

United Auto Workers says May 4 is too soon to resume auto production. The Union wants more testing to ensure safe workplaces. 
#facilities #Chrysler #Fiat

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 29

Production grows unevenly in U.S., Europe
#asia #europe #Ford

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 25

Production snags, sales trends roil the auto industry
#Audi #Chevrolet #Chrysler

China’s Carmakers Ease Social Distancing Rules

Masks, temperature checks, disinfection practices continue
#europe #facilities #Daimler

March Car Sales in China Drop (Only) 43%

Output forecast to match 2019 in second half
#asia #facilities #Tesla

Carmakers Cut Pay for Furloughed U.S. Staffs

Employees invited to apply for local unemployment benefits
#facilities #BMW #Honda

New Auto Industry Startup Target for U.S., Canada: Early May

Safety, supply chain, and sales are the big question marks for carmarkers as they consider production startup
#facilities #Chrysler #Fiat

Production Outlook: A Tough Quarter, Then a Path to Recovery

Carmakers could surpass year-ago output by September
#asia #europe #americas

Omron and Production Traceability

Helping manufacturers hike quality by more closely tracking parts
#quality

Ford to Resume Production at 13 Plants in N. America

Ford, and maybe other carmakers, plan April restarts
#facilities #Chrysler #Fiat