PRODUCTION

Machining

Robot Developments for Automotive Applications

Spot welding continues to be a major application area in automotive and robot manufacturers are improving the tech to make that happen as efficiently as possible.
#tech #MINI #engineer

Quality

Why Electric Commercial Trucks Matter

Sure, they’re not as trendy as an EV sports SUV, but they can make a big difference in terms of addressing air quality.
#Volvo

Propulsion

UPS Places Big Order for Electric Vehicles from Arrival

You may not have heard of Arrival, a British electric vehicle company, but odds are it is going to become more prevalent in the conversation thanks to a focus on commercial vehicles
#Hyundai #Tesla #Rivian

Inside the Performance Manufacturing Center

Inside the Honda Performance Manufacturing Center

They don’t make many Acura NSX supercars. But those that they do are built with meticulous care and attention.
#Audi #HP #Honda

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Assembly

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.

Production

Track-Testing Schaeffler’s e-Mobility Tech

For years Schaeffler Group USA has been helping carmakers make their powertrains more efficient through electrification, supplying everything from components to turnkey systems.

Propulsion

Testing EV Systems for Leaks

Nobody wants water leaking into electric car battery packs. But keeping them dry can be a challenge, says Thomas Parker, North American automotive sales manager for Inficon Holding AG.

Machining

Advancing Metalcutting Technology

New designs, higher speeds, and added functions address changing automotive manufacturing dynamics.
#Peugeot #Citroen

Economics

UPDATE: Carmakers Brace for Impact As Coronavirus Spreads

Carmakers are on high alert about possible disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak that began in China one month ago.
#asia #europe #americas

Production

China's Auto Industry Still in "Park"

Auto production remains stalled by coronavirus epidemic
#asia #Chrysler #Fiat

Legal

Tesla Gets Back to Cutting Down Trees in Germany

German plant on track to open next year 
#europe #facilities #Tesla

Production

Tesla’s German Plant on Hold

Bats, wolves and snakes get their day in court.
#europe #facilities #Tesla

Production

GM Exits Australia, N. Zealand; Sells Thai Plant

Further focusing on a handful of fruitful markets for manufacturing
#asia #europe #facilities

Sales

Happy Days at Tesla

Tesla flirts with sustainable profitability as sales soar
#Tesla

Production

How to Build an NSX Engine

Or maybe that should be “How Acura hand builds a 500-hp V6 in a factory in Ohio”
#racing #Acura #HP

Hybrid

GM Makes Hamtramck an All-EV Plant

It’s alive! EVs give GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant a new life
#Chevrolet #facilities #Vauxhall

Finishing

How Bentley Is Saving Water

Last fall Bentley planted 100 native British trees around its site in Crewe. Now it is getting additional sources of water for them and other uses at its facilities.
#BentleyMotors #Bosch #Continental

Batteries

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