Materials http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53442/more en Honda Pioneers Ablation Casting With NSX http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Ablation casting was a key concept in order to produce this spaceframe,” Chief Engineer Ted Klaus says of the new NSX. “Without being able to apply castings at all the suspension points, we couldn’t produce a body this rigid.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Acura Aluminum Chassis Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger ablation ablation casting Acura NSX Alotech Alotech Limited BMW i8 Ferrari LaFerrari Marysville McLaren P1 Ohio Performance Manufacturing Center Porsche 918 Spyder Shawn Tarr spaceframe Ted Klaus Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:35:00 +0000 1266231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda chief engineers Ted Klaus and Yashuhide Sakamoto with Acura NSX.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Acura NSX at SAE World Congress http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress <div class="node-body gallery-body">Honda uses this week’s SAE World Congress in Detroit to trickle out some tantalizing nuggets of information about the car’s body rigidity, aerodynamics and drivetrain in an extensive Powerpoint presentation. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Acura Aerodynamics Aluminum Chassis Dual Clutch (DCT) Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:34:00 +0000 1266241 at http://wardsauto.com 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> Inner Beauty for the Masses http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Editors selected the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors after spending February and March evaluating 42 new interiors and scoring them on design aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value, fit-and-finish and driver information. Trophies will be awarded May 13.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/inner-beauty-masses#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy BMW Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Nissan Aluminum Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicles in Operation BMW i3 C400 Chrysler 300C Ford F-150 King Ranch GMC Canyon Honda Fit Jeep Renegade Kia Sedona Mazda6 Mercedes C-Class Nissan Murano Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1260201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan Murano interior punctuated by smooth, flowing lines extending from IP to center console.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winners http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">An extensive package profiling the winners will appear on WardsAuto.com beginning April 27 and will be featured in the May issue of WardsAuto World digital magazine.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-winners#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany BMW Chrysler Ford GMC Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Nissan Aluminum Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:52:00 +0000 1260281 at http://wardsauto.com 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> ’16 Volvo XC90 http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volvo-xc90 <div class="node-body gallery-body">There are many aspects of the ’16 XC90 to admire but none like the interior, which pays homage to Swedish culture with clean Scandinavian design bolstered by the notion of understated confidence and active lifestyles rooted in a love of the outdoors.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volvo-xc90" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volvo-xc90#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Europe Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car Aluminum Exterior Headlamps Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel Interior Li-ion Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety Seats Taillamps Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1250531 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Fighting for Premium CUV Customers http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Long overdue, the new XC90 arrives with a brilliant interior, two efficient powertrains, an intuitive human-machine interface and just enough exterior styling tweaks to draw the attention of luxury-minded shoppers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Europe Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car Fuel Economy Gasoline Headlamps Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel Interior Li-ion Materials Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety Supercharger Turbocharger Test Drives BMW X5 City Safety Lexus RX Mercedes M-Class metallic trim Orrefors crystal PHEV Scalable Platform Architecture Scandinavian design T6 T8 Thor's hammer Volvo XC90 Ward's 10 Best Engines wood Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1250451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealers start getting retailer demos of all-new Volvo XC90 T6 in May.</strong></p> Subaru Taking STI to New Level http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/subaru-taking-sti-new-level <div class="field-deck"> 2015 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With a corporate initiative to establish STI as Subaru’s performance division, the automaker demonstrates how the right chassis and suspension components can make a world of difference. It’s not all about horsepower.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/subaru-taking-sti-new-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/subaru-taking-sti-new-level#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Subaru 2015 New York International Auto Show Carbon Fiber Electronic Control Units (ECU) Future Products Gasoline Product Development Suspension Transmissions Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors BRZ BRZ tS flexible draw stiffeners flexible tower bars Forester Forester tS Impreza Legacy tS pillow-ball bushings Subaru Tecnica International Suzuka Circuit WRX STI Yoshio Hirakawa Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:29:00 +0000 1251991 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Subaru unveils BRZ-based STI concept at&nbsp;New York auto show.</p> Subaru STI Event at Suzuka Circuit http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/subaru-sti-event-suzuka-circuit <div class="node-body gallery-body">Subaru hosted journalists at Japan's Suzuka Circuit near Nagoya recently to demonstrate suspension components that will be marketed as part of the automaker's plan to expand its Subaru Tecnica International division. Eventually, STI will offer complete vehicles, such as BRZ concept shown this week in New York.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/subaru-sti-event-suzuka-circuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/subaru-sti-event-suzuka-circuit#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Subaru 2015 New York International Auto Show Carbon Fiber Future Products Gasoline Product Development Suspension Turbocharger Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:28:00 +0000 1252571 at http://wardsauto.com