General Motors Corp. will introduce during the first quarter a new manufacturing technology that could enable the company to machine 4-, 6-, and 8-cyl. engine parts with the same tooling – reducing changeover costs and improving capacity utilization. “With the same machine tooling we will be able to send down the same (assembly) line 4-, 6- and 8-cyl engines, and in many cases at different (cylinder) bank angles, ” says Alan Taub, GM executive director-Research and Development. “And that’s ...

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