Manufacturing Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53319/more en The Real Secret Behind Ford’s GT350 Mustang Engine http://wardsauto.com/technology/real-secret-behind-ford-s-gt350-mustang-engine <div class="node-body article-body">Forget flat-plane cranks – it’s a new spray-in cylinder liner that makes the ’16 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang engine really rock. Plasma Transferred Wire Arc saves weight and space, allowing displacement to grow to 5.2L.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/real-secret-behind-ford-s-gt350-mustang-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/real-secret-behind-ford-s-gt350-mustang-engine#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Analysis Industry North America - Regional Canada Manufacturing Technology U.S. Belgium Germany Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous Ford Engine Manufacturing Technology Product Development Production Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:26:00 +0000 1386171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Gas-plasma welding torch applies iron liner to GT350 block.</strong></p> Paint Specialist Opens Tech Center http://wardsauto.com/industry/paint-specialist-opens-tech-center <div class="node-body article-body">Gage pioneered techniques to remanufacture automotive solvents and help customers fulfill environmental initiatives. The company expects to add up to 15 new jobs at its new innovation center in Ferndale, MI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/paint-specialist-opens-tech-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/paint-specialist-opens-tech-center#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers North America Industry North America - Regional Engines Manufacturing Technology U.S. Miscellaneous Ford Emissions Manufacturing Technology Product Development Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1381711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b>Solvent storage tanks at Gage Products.</b></p> CAFE and Cheap Energy Drive Auto Plastics Growth http://wardsauto.com/industry/cafe-and-cheap-energy-drive-auto-plastics-growth <div class="node-body article-body">TPO plastics producers are aiming to compete directly with steel and aluminum in big parts such as liftgates; a major Chinese supplier views the U.S. as the global low-cost source for manufacturing interior parts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/cafe-and-cheap-energy-drive-auto-plastics-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/cafe-and-cheap-energy-drive-auto-plastics-growth#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines Manufacturing Technology U.S. Materials Technology Miscellaneous Suppliers Fuel Economy Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1367451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trinseo Automotive co-developed plastic liftgate with Renault for the &rsquo;15 Espace CUV. The hatch is 10% lighter than a comparable steel version.</strong></p> Trinseo Maruti Suzuki Scores Hit With Clean-Sheet Diesel http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/maruti-suzuki-scores-hit-clean-sheet-diesel <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers with Suzuki and its Indian joint venture were tasked with developing a low-maintenance engine with high fuel efficiency, compliant with current and future emissions standards and able to fit in Suzuki’s full range of small cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/maruti-suzuki-scores-hit-clean-sheet-diesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/maruti-suzuki-scores-hit-clean-sheet-diesel#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Diesel India Manufacturing Technology Technology Miscellaneous Bosch Fiat Maruti Suzuki Volkswagen Diesel Globalization Manufacturing Technology Product Development Purchashing Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:07:00 +0000 1351351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat, Volkswagen in Celerio diesel&rsquo;s rearview mirror.</strong></p> Marysville Gets New Coat of Paint http://wardsauto.com/industry/marysville-gets-new-coat-paint <div class="node-body article-body">Honda’s new paint line, ready in 2017, will use waterborne primer (replacing a solvent-based coating) and requires no sanding or baking of the primer coat. The new “Line 1” incorporates two baking processes in between coats, instead of three previously.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/marysville-gets-new-coat-paint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/marysville-gets-new-coat-paint#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers North America Industry North America - Regional Engines Manufacturing Technology U.S. Japan Miscellaneous Acura Honda Honda Emissions Manufacturing Technology Product Development Vehicle Assembly Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:46:00 +0000 1357331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marysville Plant Manager Rob May applauds announcement of new paint shop.</strong></p> Exec Says Robots Could Help West Regain Car Making Edge http://wardsauto.com/exec-says-robots-could-help-west-regain-car-making-edge <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Donald Walker, CEO of Canadian auto supplier Magna, says the falling cost of automated systems may help automakers in North America and Germany reclaim manufacturing work now done in low-cost countries such as China.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/exec-says-robots-could-help-west-regain-car-making-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe North America Industry Canada China Manufacturing Technology U.S. Germany Miscellaneous Manufacturing Technology Sun, 20 Sep 2015 18:53:00 +0000 1351601 at http://wardsauto.com Cummins Engine Plant Tour http://wardsauto.com/industry/cummins-engine-plant-tour <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Cummins engine plant in Columbus, IN, is in pilot production of the 5.0L turbodiesel V-8 soon to be delivered to Nissan for the all-new Titan XD fullsize pickup truck. Sales are set to begin by year's end.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/cummins-engine-plant-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/cummins-engine-plant-tour#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional Engines Diesel Manufacturing Technology U.S. Japan Technology Miscellaneous Nissan Suppliers Diesel Engine Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1339261 at http://wardsauto.com Mitsubishi Puts Aging Plant on Tech’s Cutting Edge http://wardsauto.com/industry/mitsubishi-puts-aging-plant-tech-s-cutting-edge <div class="node-body article-body">The Okazaki plant produces Outlander, Outlander plug-in hybrid and RVR midsized CUVs . The RVR is sold in Europe as the ASX. More than 90% of output is exported, with Europe accounting for more than half of the total. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/mitsubishi-puts-aging-plant-tech-s-cutting-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/mitsubishi-puts-aging-plant-tech-s-cutting-edge#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Industry Manufacturing Technology Japan Miscellaneous Mitsubishi Body Manufacturing Technology Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1334991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi says continuous-dipping process cuts paint loss 50%.</strong></p> 3D Printing Will Change Auto Industry, From Manufacturers to Dealers http://wardsauto.com/dealer/3d-printing-will-change-auto-industry-manufacturers-dealers <div class="node-body article-body">Carlisle & Company predicts up-and-coming technology will allow auto dealerships to make about a third of their replacement parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/3d-printing-will-change-auto-industry-manufacturers-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/3d-printing-will-change-auto-industry-manufacturers-dealers#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers North America Industry Fixed Ops Manufacturing Technology U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Fixed Operations Manufacturing Technology Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1331631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&ldquo;Changing just about every day,&rdquo; Crounse says.</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Ford Ushers Assembly Into Virtual World http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-ushers-assembly-virtual-world <div class="node-body article-body">A new digital lab in Dearborn ramps up Ford’s ability to use virtual reality in solving problematic vehicle-assembly operations. Ergonomic issues are down 90%, and the number of days missed by injured employees has dropped 75%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-ushers-assembly-virtual-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-ushers-assembly-virtual-world#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America Industry North America - Regional Manufacturing Technology U.S. Miscellaneous Ford Engine Manufacturing Technology Product Development Transmission Vehicle Assembly Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1330271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Ford employee attempts to virtually mount F-150 transmission to engine. Screen in background shows plant environment, which employee sees with head-mounted display.<u1:p></u1:p></span></b></p>