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An OG of SUVs: the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

The Toyota Land Cruiser has been rolling on—and off—streets in America for more than 50 years. And the Heritage Edition is a nice tribute.

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

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

Cold Facts on Hot Stamping

Process advances, new materials and tooling breakthroughs are advancing the state of hot stamping
#Ford #Saab

The Koenigsegg Jesko Has An Amazing Engine

It is hard to believe that this is a vehicle in “serial” production with such extraordinary powertrain performance
#Carbon #HP #DSM

The 2015 F-150: “High-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys —already used in aerospace—are used throughout the F-150 body for the first time, improving dent and ding resistance and saving weight.” Those alloys also got the steel industry to be exceedingly concerned, given the massive popularity of the F-Series. Steel

The people at the SMDI want you to know that over its entire lifecycle, steel has a lot less global warming potential than aluminum. 
#Ford #Toyota #Nissan

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Autonomous Vehicles

Steel’s Role in EVs, Autonomous Cars

Demand for advanced high-strength steels will continue as carmakers launch more electric and self-driving vehicles, says SMDI’s Jody Hall.
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Steel

How Tariffs Are Hurting Suppliers

Suppliers to the auto industry are paying hundreds of millions of dollars extra because of tariffs of 25% and 10% on steel and aluminum, respectively, says the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn.’s Ann Wilson.
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Propulsion

Martinrea’s Hybrid-Material Subframe Tech

Customers of Canada’s Martinrea International Inc. are moving from standard welded steel or hollow aluminum subframes to the company’s new hybrid system that integrates both materials.
#tech

Tesla, Citroen and the Future of the Auto Industry

A look at the future—as well as the past
#Citroen #Cadillac #Tesla

Hyundai Palisade Brings the Space

The challenge is easy to state but the execution is hard to pull off: Create an all-new midsize sport utility that can more than hold its own against well-established competitors like the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, and new ones like the Subaru Ascent and the Volkswagen Atlas. Introducing the Palisade.
#Volkswagen #Nissan #Toyota

About the Audi R8 LMS GT2

For weekend racers who are exceedingly serious, Audi has a new R8 variant
#HP #Carbon #Covestro

Hengst Develops Reusable Oil Filter Module

Spin-on plastic unit promises to reduce combined steel and oil waste by 642,000 tons per year 
#tech #sustainability #Opel

Trump Expands Steel, Aluminum Tariffs to Finished Goods

The U.S. is broadening its tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum on Feb. 8 to cover finished goods that contain those metals.
#Ford

Steel, Aluminum Rules Stall USMCA Trade Pact

Efforts to finalize local content rules for aluminum and steel are stalling attempts to finalize a new trade deal with Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

Plastics and the Environment

A materials processor acknowledges it is important to contribute to the circular economy.
#HP #sustainability #KraussMaffei

Lasers in Parma

To say that the GM Parma Metal Center is instrumental in the production of assembly and stampings for the OEM would be a huge understatement: at the 2.3-million ft2 facility the team processes over 1,000 tons of steel per day.
#GMC #Buick #GeneralMotors

What to Know About the 2020 Jeep Gladiator

It is a Jeep. It is a truck. It is designed and engineered so that both characteristics are there without compromise.
#HP #Chevrolet #Jeep

2019 Acura RDX SH-AWD Advance

One of the most significant things about the 2019 Acura RDX is something that most people are not going to know about.
#Acura #oem #HP

Steel the One

Last week the Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) conference was held in suburban Detroit.
#GeneralMotors #Nissan #Hyundai

The Role of Steel in Future Mobility

Jody Hall from the Steel Market Development Institute explains how steel's value proposition and performance gains will assure its central role in personal mobility for decades to come.  
#tech