Tech

IAV: Digitizing the Product Development Process

June 18, 2018 at 2:22 AM

The auto industry’s pursuits of electrification, autonomous driving and next-generation manufacturing are driving a record pace of activity at IAV Automotive Engineering Inc.

Tech

Verifying Prototype Parts Faster

June 11, 2018 at 12:55 PM

A big bottleneck in testing prototype parts is verifying that the component actually matches the original digital design, notes Jeff Schipper, director of special operations for Proto Labs Inc. in Maple Plain, Minn.

Tech

HBPO and Lightweighting

June 04, 2018 at 1:23 AM

HBPO North America has doubled its sales in 2016-2018 and by year-end will open four more manufacturing plants in the region, says President Diana Mannino.

EY: Managing Mobility Services

May 28, 2018 at 5:06 PM

EY says companies have invested some $115 billion on initiatives that will bring more change in personal transportation over the next five years than has occurred in the past 30 years.

Powertrain

Electrification at AAM

May 21, 2018 at 1:32 AM

American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. has expanded well beyond its roots as a supplier of rear axles for pickup trucks and SUVs.

Tech

Helping Carmakers Electrify Faster

May 14, 2018 at 2:38 AM

Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor supplies discrete chips and integrated electronic systems to carmakers for everything from lighting and safety to electrification and autonomous driving.

Mobility

Integrating Mobility Services with EY’s Tesseract Platform

May 07, 2018 at 1:18 AM

EY’s Tesseract mobility platform helps conquer the challenges of creating effective business models for future mobility services.

Tech

Press-Hardened Steels, and Beyond

April 30, 2018 at 2:37 AM

One of the auto industry’s fastest-growing material applications is press-hardened steel for crash safety and lightweighting, says Gagan Tandon, director of product development for ArcelorMittal.

Tech

Shiloh: Lightweighting without Compromise

April 23, 2018 at 1:57 AM

Lightweighting is an auto industry staple these days, and there are “significant” opportunities for further gains, says Shiloh Industries CEO Ramzi Hermiz.

Mobility

A Body-Swapping “Skateboard”

April 16, 2018 at 10:31 AM

When fleets of self-driving, on-demand vehicles take to the roads, they’ll be running almost constantly as they pick up and drop off passengers.

Production

ERP Tools for Small Companies

April 09, 2018 at 10:57 AM

Even small manufacturers can apply enterprise resource planning tools by starting with one key issue to solve, says Ed Potoczak, director of industrial relations for California-based IQMS’s manufacturing ERP software.

Mobility

Building an Urban Mobility Strategy

April 02, 2018 at 1:51 AM

Creating an effective mobility plan for a city starts with determining needs, then overlaying existing assets on a map to reveal the “new mobility grid,” says international urban mobility consultant Susan Zielinski.