Big Changes Ahead for Tool & Die Industry

January 15, 2018 at 1:12 AM

The North American tool and die industry will see spending peak at $11 billion this year, driven by nearly 180 new-model programs, says Laurie Harbour, CEO of Harbour Results Inc.


The Case for Modules

January 08, 2018 at 1:50 AM

HBPO supplies carmakers with preassembled front-end modules that may contain anywhere from 10 to more than 200 parts.


Fueling Growth at Inteva

December 27, 2017 at 3:19 PM

Mega-supplier Inteva Products LLC has grown since its launch a decade ago from $1.4 billion in sales to $3 billion.


Supplier Challenges

December 18, 2017 at 2:54 AM

Auto suppliers are grappling with the immediate impact of consumer demand that is shifting from cars to SUVs, notes Julie Fream, president and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Assn.


Faurecia’s “Smart” Catalytic Converter

December 11, 2017 at 3:12 AM

Faurecia's new electrically heated catalytic converter is poised to debut in 2019.



December 04, 2017 at 1:15 AM

The auto industry has been vocally wary of the Trump administration’s approach to updating the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn. is no exception.


LMC: U.S. Car Sales Likely to Slip 2% in 2018

November 22, 2017 at 1:59 AM

Car sales in the U.S. are ending the year stronger than expected.


Turning Car Interiors into Multi-Purpose Rooms

November 13, 2017 at 1:18 AM

When cars can truly drive themselves, their interiors will become multipurpose rooms that occupants can use to carry on the day’s tasks while moving from point A to point B.


A Steel for Every Purpose

November 07, 2017 at 10:17 AM

Carmakers now have more than 200 grades of high-strength steel to choose from—more than double the options available when the materials were introduced four decades ago.


3D Printing at Techniplas

October 30, 2017 at 1:53 AM

Techniplas LLC has been supplying complex plastic components to the auto industry for nearly 100 years.


Bridging the Physical and Virtual Worlds

October 23, 2017 at 1:18 AM

Carmakers are learning to link the physical world of carmaking with the virtual world of software, says Mike Ray, global business development manager for Autodesk Inc.


ZF’s “See,” “Think” and “Act” Strategy

October 16, 2017 at 1:26 AM

Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen AG aims to be a global leader in automated driving, integrated safety and electronic mobility, says Mamatha Chamarthi, the company’s chief digital officer.