A Skeptical View of Tesla

Montana Skeptic appears on this edition of “Autoline After Hours” to throw cold water on Tesla, but unlike the Wicked Witch of the West, it doesn’t melt

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

Ford’s Project Apollo: Working With 3M and GE Healthcare for COVID-19 Response

Putting manufacturing engineering knowhow and clever design and product development in the battle against COVID-19
#people #3M #GeneralMotors

Building Hondas and Acuras Is a Family Affair

First-hand insights into building NSXes, Accords and much more
#Mazda #Honda #AutolineAfterHours


Potential Savings with an Automated Turning Cell Add Up: Case in Point

Aside from reducing labor and need for extra fixturing, automated turning provides several opportunities for saving time and money. Here’s how.


Process Engineering for an Automated Turning Cell

How does the average shop go about doing all the process engineering to make sure they get the best return on an automated turning center? Murata Machinery USA, makers of Muratec automated twin-spindle turning centers, breaks it down.

November 5, 9am CST

AutoBeat Live is a monthly 30-minute show featuring conversations with leading observers of and people in the auto industry. Each episode will include insights about what’s happening—things that may affect suppliers to the industry. 

Considering Reshoring: The Pros and Cons

Politically it may be popular. But logistically and economically it may not necessarily be advantageous
#BMW #Toyota #Honda

Q&A: OESA's Julie Fream

We talk with Julie Fream, President & CEO of OESA about the impact of COVID-19 on the North American supply base.

CAR MBS: Manufacturing Ops Need Better Tech, Experts Say

Equipment needs updating—as do the personnel in the industry
#Chrysler #Tesla

Former UAW Chief Williams Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

15th conviction in continuing federal probe

Unifor Ratify Record Canadian Labor Pact with Ford

4:1 approval for new programs, higher pay
#Ford #facilities

Ford Offers to Turn Canadian Plant into EV Factory

Plan would give Canada a role in shift to electrification
#Ford #facilities #americas

Carmakers Ask for a Timeout on Emissions in Europe

COVID-19 blamed for clogging the certification process
#emissions #europe

What Suppliers Need to Know Right Now

This is a time of reckoning for the auto industry, says Paul Eichenberg. He has some recommendations as to how companies can make their way through it.
#AutolineAfterHours #facilities #Chevrolet

Restart Checklist for Suppliers Developed and Available

Getting your operations back up and running in light of COVID-19 is daunting. This can help

Tracking the Experience of Returning to Work

Helping companies track employee concerns about returning to work

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. 
#FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Ford #facilities

Ford to Resume Production at 13 Plants in N. America

Ford, and maybe other carmakers, plan April restarts
#Fiat #Ford #Toyota