Manufacturing Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53319/more en 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 Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Europe Suppliers 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> Toyota U.K. Taps Sun to Help Run Wales Engine Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-uk-taps-sun-help-run-wales-engine-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The solar panels will provide up to 10% of all the electricity required for manufacturing at the site, which makes gasoline and hybrid engines for Avensis and Auris models sold throughout Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-uk-taps-sun-help-run-wales-engine-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-uk-taps-sun-help-run-wales-engine-plant#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe United Kingdom Toyota Engine Manufacturing Technology Burnaston Deeside Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:15:00 +0000 1090731 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta expands in Mexico; Bosch looks to Vietnam for latest Asian expansion; Mitsubishi Rayon acquires carbon-fiber plastics supplier Wethje.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Finland Germany Vietnam BMW BorgWarner Bosch General Motors Porsche Automatic Capacity Utilization Carbon Fiber Component Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Instrument Panel Lane-Departure Warning Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1090321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevrolet, Buick, GMC shift to BorgWarner solenoid valves.</strong></p> Magna Glass-Manufacturing Technique Draws OE Interest http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-glass-manufacturing-technique-draws-oe-interest <div class="node-body article-body">Magna International process blasts thin hole in panel of glass using powerful water jets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-glass-manufacturing-technique-draws-oe-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/magna-glass-manufacturing-technique-draws-oe-interest#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Magna Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Manufacturing Technology Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:13:00 +0000 1087121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Magna technology creates seamless sliding rear window design on&rsquo;15 Ford F-150.</strong></p> Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-6 <div class="node-body article-body">Cybersecurity experts warn of connected-car hacking; European researchers take self-parking to next level; Tata rolls out high-strength steel processed by manufacturers’ machinery on hand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-6#comments Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Italy Switzerland United Kingdom General Motors Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Charging Component Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Future Products Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology Steel Car Connectivity Consortium Freudenberg-NOK Tata Steel Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1085511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tweaks sell GM on Freudenberg-NOK offset seal.</strong></p> Toyota-BMW Engine Collaboration Spins Off Sports Cars http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-bmw-engine-collaboration-spins-sports-cars <div class="node-body article-body">BMW reportedly is leading the development of the cars’ chassis, banking on its experience with aluminum, carbon fiber and high-strength steel to create a lighter and stiffer composite body structure, while Toyota is focusing on high-performance hybrid technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-bmw-engine-collaboration-spins-sports-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-bmw-engine-collaboration-spins-sports-cars#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Japan Germany BMW Toyota Sales & Marketing Aluminum Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology Product Development Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:55:00 +0000 1082951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FT-1 concept possible starting point for next-gen Supra coupe.</strong></p> Toyota Mixing Materials for Strength, Stiffness http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-mixing-materials-strength-stiffness <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Using ultra-high-strength steel can save 88 lbs. on a typical body, and adding aluminum can double that to 187 lbs. But the last improvement comes from the carbon-fiber panels, the automaker finds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-mixing-materials-strength-stiffness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-mixing-materials-strength-stiffness#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Lexus Toyota 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Aluminum Body Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Technology Product Development 2014 North American International Auto Show closure panels doors Lexus LFA Lexus RC F Takefumi Shiga Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:48:00 +0000 1076521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota&rsquo;s Takefumi Shiga.</strong></p> VW Plans 60 Models From Single Architecture http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/vw-plans-60-models-single-architecture <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Launch difficulties aside, MQB offers “enormous flexibility,” says an R&D executive. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/vw-plans-60-models-single-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/vw-plans-60-models-single-architecture#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers North America U.S. Volkswagen Plants & Production 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Flexible Manufacturing Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:35:00 +0000 1076381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lemke</strong> <strong>touts versatility</strong>.</p> Automotive Beckons to Aluminum Pop-Can King Novelis http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/automotive-beckons-aluminum-pop-can-king-novelis <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The aluminum producer now has several new alloys promising better strength or new formability in the process of approval by customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/automotive-beckons-aluminum-pop-can-king-novelis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/automotive-beckons-aluminum-pop-can-king-novelis#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Jaguar Land Rover 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Aluminum Body Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Stamping Comau Novelis Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:26:00 +0000 1076371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Novelis&rsquo; Summe discusses new production techniques.</strong></p> GM Testing Google Glass; Ready to Meet Higher Volumes http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-testing-google-glass-ready-meet-higher-volumes <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker has two pairs of the high-tech glasses at its Orion Twp., MI, plant, saying they can be useful for a variety of hands-free assembly tasks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-testing-google-glass-ready-meet-higher-volumes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-testing-google-glass-ready-meet-higher-volumes#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. General Motors 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Electronics Manufacturing Technology 18 million 3D laser scanning Capacity Cathy Clegg General Motors Google glass MI Orion Twp. testing Warren Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:22:00 +0000 1076281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Clegg: GM team up for challenge.</strong></p>