Body http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53314/more en 3D Printers Offer New Dimension in Manufacturing http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/3d-printers-offer-new-dimension-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Kitty So </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From fabricating entire structures to specific parts, 3D printing can create most components of an innovative automobile and in the future could build an entire car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/3d-printers-offer-new-dimension-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/3d-printers-offer-new-dimension-manufacturing#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Body Carbon Fiber Design Manufacturing Technology Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:46:00 +0000 1256331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local Motors Strati 3-D car printed, driven at 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show.</strong></p> JLR Launches Jaguar XE Output at Historic U.K. Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-launches-jaguar-xe-output-historic-uk-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The start of XE production is the first step in making Solihull a dual-branded manufacturing operation. Earlier this year, JLR confirmed its breakthrough Jaguar performance CUV, the F-PACE, is to be built at the site. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-launches-jaguar-xe-output-historic-uk-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-launches-jaguar-xe-output-historic-uk-plant#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Aluminum Body Flexible Manufacturing OE-Supplier Relations Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 1257931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New XE product of biggest single investment in U.K. plant&rsquo;s history.</strong></p> India’s Tata Gaining Traction After 3-Year Slump http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/india-s-tata-gaining-traction-after-3-year-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Demand for the recently launched Zest and Bolt provide some evidence of the transformation at Tata. Deliveries in December were almost double the industrywide rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/india-s-tata-gaining-traction-after-3-year-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/india-s-tata-gaining-traction-after-3-year-slump#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Land Rover Tata Retail Body Finance Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:44:00 +0000 1231731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bolt seeks to break with automaker&rsquo;s reputation for poor quality.</strong></p> New Top-of-Line Offering By VW’s Skoda Is Superb http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-top-line-offering-vw-s-skoda-superb <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Roomier and better-appointed than the model it replaces, the new Skoda is targeted at affluent buyers in China and elsewhere and billed as having the same functionality as a limousine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-top-line-offering-vw-s-skoda-superb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-top-line-offering-vw-s-skoda-superb#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Czech Republic Switzerland Skoda Sales & Marketing 2015 Geneva Auto Show Body Design Product Development Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:30:00 +0000 1231161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Superb latest application of VW&rsquo;s MQB architecture.</strong></p> Nissan Capacity Expansion Defies Russian Slowdown http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan last fall launched production of a hybrid version of its fourth-generation Pathfinder CUV at St. Petersburg, making the plant the first in Russia to build a hybrid engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-capacity-expansion-defies-russian-slowdown#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Russia Nissan Body Capacity Utilization Globalization Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:47:00 +0000 1204781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>X-Trail fourth Nissan model in production at St. Petersburg.</strong></p> Ford Will Maintain Truck Leadership With New F-150, CEO Says http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-will-maintain-truck-leadership-new-f-150-ceo-says <div class="node-body article-body">Ford CEO Mark Fields says decisions on converting other vehicles to aluminum will be made on a case-by-case basis.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-will-maintain-truck-leadership-new-f-150-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-will-maintain-truck-leadership-new-f-150-ceo-says#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America U.S. Ford Body Vehicle Assembly Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:26:00 +0000 1156371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford today begins production of aluminum-bodied &rsquo;15 F-150 at Dearborn Truck Plant.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132 <div class="node-body article-body">Novelis gets aluminum-sheet production rolling in China; Hankook Tire, metals processor Samuel waltz into Tennessee; Hay Group forges ahead into China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-132#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Citroen Continental Aluminum Body Exterior Global Sources Globalization Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Plastic Tires Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:54:00 +0000 1141111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen C4 Cactus has PolyOne protection on its sides.</strong></p> Ford Adds 850 Jobs to Build New F-150 http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150 <div class="node-body article-body">Ford bringing some work for new F-150 in-house, including stampings and subassemblies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-adds-850-jobs-build-new-f-150#comments Public Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Aluminum Body Component Employment Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Stamping Vehicle Assembly Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:23:00 +0000 1134721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Joe Hinrichs, president-The Americas, says the F-150 launch is going according to plan.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Audi A6, RS 5 concepts get 48V boost; MIT consortium to study aluminum’s crashworthiness; ’15 Ford Focus features anti-skid technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/technology-roundup#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Taiwan United Kingdom Audi Ford Rolls Royce Toyota Aluminum Biodiesel Body Electric Vehicles Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Electronics Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Logistics Traction Control Constellium GKN Driveline Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:35:00 +0000 1116191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trimming red tape moves Toyota&rsquo;s fuel-cell-vehicle program forward.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-125 <div class="node-body article-body">EcoDC MAC dip-tank technology’s precise current and voltage supply reduce energy use, improve car-body-coating quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-125" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-125#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology U.S. Poland Slovenia Chevrolet General Motors Magna Advertising Body Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Seats Social Media Casco Durr IMI Letrika Mahle PPG Recaro Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:30:00 +0000 1107691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoDC MAC dip-tank technology&rsquo;s precise current and voltage supply reduce energy use, improve car-body-coating quality.</strong></p>