Manufacturing Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53319/more en Thermonuclear Pickup Truck Wars http://wardsauto.com/blog/thermonuclear-pickup-truck-wars <div class="node-body blog-body">This is going to be the greatest sales battle in the U.S. in 2015. Both strategies could turn out to be successful, but that’s not the way it usually works. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/thermonuclear-pickup-truck-wars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/thermonuclear-pickup-truck-wars#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Ford Aluminum Exterior Manufacturing Technology Product Development Final Inspection Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1132781 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7 <div class="node-body article-body">Singapore researchers’ electric motor pulls double duty; Volvo wrings 450 hp out of 2.0L, 4-cyl. engine; Mazda’s smart headlights shine at Tokyo tech show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan New Zealand Singapore Germany Sweden Chrysler Ford General Motors Mazda Mitsubishi Volvo Car Batteries Chassis Electric Vehicles Headlamps Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology Plastic Product Development Solar Turbocharger GKN United States Advanced Battery Consortium Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:37:00 +0000 1133721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Zealander fills PHEV&rsquo;s fuel tank once since July.</strong></p> Digital Design at Do-It-Yourself Car Platform’s Heart http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/digital-design-do-it-yourself-car-platform-s-heart <div class="field-byline"> Brenda Dionisi </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Urban TABBY is customizable, with customers encouraged to modify it using conventional or new technologies such as 3-D printing. Developer OSVehicle provides free downloads of the vehicle’s 3-D design specs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/digital-design-do-it-yourself-car-platform-s-heart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/digital-design-do-it-yourself-car-platform-s-heart#comments Public World Plants & Production Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China Italy World Design Electronics Manufacturing Technology Vehicle Assembly Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1127561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Developers sell car&rsquo;s bones; customers choose, design skin.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-11 <div class="node-body article-body">Bridgestone studying rubbery shrubbery; LEDs light the way in new Lexus CUV; Mahle casts away cast iron in piston-ring component.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-11#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi BorgWarner Continental Ford Lexus Renault Volkswagen Cockpit Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Future Products Headlamps Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Pedestrian Protection Plastic Steel Taillamps Tires Voice Activation 3-D Printer Bridgestone LED Mahle University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1125001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>3-D printer replaces stamping, conventional assembly of Strati EV.</strong></p> New Process Tech Could Aid Auto Sector’s Move to Powder Paints http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-process-tech-could-aid-auto-sector-s-move-powder-paints <div class="field-byline"> Mark Rowe </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Parts makers have had problems with powder paints clogging conveyor lines, but an EU-funded research project may be close to solving that issue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-process-tech-could-aid-auto-sector-s-move-powder-paints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-process-tech-could-aid-auto-sector-s-move-powder-paints#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Europe - Regional Suppliers Manufacturing Technology Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1120641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Benefits of powder paints clear, AkzoNobel executive says.</strong></p> Toyota India’s Sales, Fiscal Injuries Self-Inflicted http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-india-s-sales-fiscal-injuries-self-inflicted <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota is refining its manufacturing practices to again ensure quality. New Managing Director Naomi Ishii has started the process for rapid localization of parts and is working to choose the right models in the right segments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-india-s-sales-fiscal-injuries-self-inflicted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-india-s-sales-fiscal-injuries-self-inflicted#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Toyota Finance Manufacturing Technology Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:29:00 +0000 1123091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Management opinion of Etios split.</strong></p> BMW U.K. Looks to Cultivate Young Women Technicians http://wardsauto.com/europe/bmw-uk-looks-cultivate-young-women-technicians <div class="node-body article-body">The program is part of BMW’s Girls Go Technical initiative encouraging females aged 15-24 to consider a technical career in automotive manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/bmw-uk-looks-cultivate-young-women-technicians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/bmw-uk-looks-cultivate-young-women-technicians#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe United Kingdom BMW Mini Employment Manufacturing Technology Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:10:00 +0000 1124161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker recruiting young women for hands-on manufacturing training.</strong></p> Lightweighting Update - Outlook Conference, September 2014 http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/lightweighting-update-outlook-conference-september-2014 <div class="node-body video-body">The third of WardsAuto's 2014 series of half-day conferences presenting insights and analysis of the automotive industry, deep dives into special topics, and live discussion with our panel of experts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/lightweighting-update-outlook-conference-september-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/outlook-conference-series/lightweighting-update-outlook-conference-september-2014#comments Outlook 2014 Auto Makers North America Outlook Conference Series North America - Regional Manufacturing Technology Production Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:19:00 +0000 1124401 at http://wardsauto.com VW Drive to Global Dominance Hits Labor, Technical Bumps http://wardsauto.com/vw-drive-global-dominance-hits-labor-technical-bumps <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Financial pressures, labor tensions and technical setbacks have slowed VW's drive to become the world's biggest automaker.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-drive-global-dominance-hits-labor-technical-bumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Manufacturing Technology Production Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:13:00 +0000 1123921 at http://wardsauto.com 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>