Materials http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53442/more en Japan Aluminum Industry Sees U.S. Demand Boosting Prices http://wardsauto.com/japan-aluminum-industry-sees-us-demand-boosting-prices <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The head of the Japan Aluminum Assn. says prices could rise about one-third if more automakers follow the lead of Ford, which is launching an aluminum-intensive F-150 pickup this year.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japan-aluminum-industry-sees-us-demand-boosting-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Aluminum Body Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Purchashing Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:57:00 +0000 1057521 at http://wardsauto.com ArcelorMittal Touts New Ultra-Strong Structural Parts for Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/arcelormittal-touts-new-ultra-strong-structural-parts-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">The steelmaker predicts North American automotive customers alone will adopt more than 4 million, hot-stamped, laser-welded blanks during the next two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/arcelormittal-touts-new-ultra-strong-structural-parts-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/arcelormittal-touts-new-ultra-strong-structural-parts-vehicles#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Acura Suppliers Safety Steel Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1054361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Stiffener ring combines A-pillar, B-pillar, roof rail and lower frame member.</strong></p> Materials Research Takes Lightweighting to New Level http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/materials-research-takes-lightweighting-new-level <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers say a material with the same weight and density as aerogel, but with 10,000 times more stiffness, offers promise for the automotive-parts industry where lightweight, high-stiffness and high-strength materials are needed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/materials-research-takes-lightweighting-new-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/materials-research-takes-lightweighting-new-level#comments Premium Limited Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Suppliers Materials lightweighting Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:41:00 +0000 1054881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lawrence Livermore engineer Xiaoyu Zheng with macroscale version of unit cell constituting ultralight, ultrastiff material with potential auto-components application.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116 <div class="node-body article-body">JCI steps out of cockpit; PPG coatings business seeks to cover more of South America; Bosch looks to build upon modest Indonesian investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil U.S. Indonesia South Korea Germany Russia Bosch Continental JCI Lada Nissan Renault Visteon Capacity Utilization Component Finance Globalization Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology Restructuring Steel Vehicle Interiors Autoneum ContiTech Cooper-Standard Halla Visteon PPG Tata Steel Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0000 1052691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ContiTech employee programs CNC robotic bending machine at new hose plant in Kaluga, Russia.</strong></p> JLR to Unleash Most Powerful Jaguar Ever Built http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-unleash-most-powerful-jaguar-ever-built <div class="node-body article-body">The all-aluminum roadster pays tribute to one of the most famous and iconic racing Jaguars: the three-time Le Mans-winning D-type, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-unleash-most-powerful-jaguar-ever-built" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-unleash-most-powerful-jaguar-ever-built#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Aluminum Engines Supercharger Goodwood Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:55:00 +0000 1046361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sports car powered by Jaguar&rsquo;s 5.0L supercharged V-8 engine producing 575 hp, 502 lb.-ft. (680Nm) of torque.</strong></p> Come On GM, Pony Up http://wardsauto.com/blog/come-gm-pony <div class="node-body blog-body">We’re not here to quibble with the output but instead to call attention to the gamesmanship between two automakers – namely GM and Ford – who can’t stand second place.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/come-gm-pony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/come-gm-pony#comments Blog Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Ferrari Ford Lamborghini McLaren Porsche SRT Aluminum Carbon Fiber Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Supercharger Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Ferrari FF Ferrari LaFerrari hybrid Ford Shelby GT500 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 McLaren P1 hybrid North American International Auto Show Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid ’15 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Road Ahead Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:30:00 +0000 1040411 at http://wardsauto.com Cat-Like Reflexes Make M3/M4 Irresistible http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/cat-reflexes-make-m3m4-irresistible <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cycling up through gears on Road America’s long straight-aways to 140 mph, the dual-clutch transmission shifts with the clean-cut precision of a guillotine. It’s about this time the driver recognizes the M3/M4 as the king of the sports-car jungle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/cat-reflexes-make-m3m4-irresistible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/cat-reflexes-make-m3m4-irresistible#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW Aluminum Carbon Fiber Dual Clutch (DCT) Exterior Gasoline Instrument Panel Interior Magnesium Product Development Seats Turbocharger Vehicle Test Drives 3.0L twin-turbo inline-6 7-speed dual-clutch transmission Audi RS6 and S6 BMW 3-Series BMW 4-Series BMW M3 BMW M4 Cadillac CTS Vsport Lexus IS F Mercedes CLS 550 Road America Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:35:00 +0000 1043021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>All-new engine, emphasis on lightweight materials and Austin Yellow Metallic paint distinguish M4 coupe.</strong></p> ’15 BMW M3 and M4 http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-bmw-m3-and-m4 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Four generations of M3 have earned BMW the kind of respect every automaker envies. The dual-purpose car is designed to be just at home on the racetrack as tootling through suburbia. Having done a little of both here at the legendary Road America track and in and around this quaint Upper Midwestern town, it’s easy to understand this car’s vaunted status. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-bmw-m3-and-m4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-bmw-m3-and-m4#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW Aluminum Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Turbocharger Wheels Vehicle Test Drives Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1043131 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-114 <div class="node-body article-body">ArcelorMittal Chinese steel JV to supply global, domestic OEMs; small Michigan companies get chance to fill supply bills for Detroit Three; Hikaru Sugi steps down as CEO of Denso’s North American operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-114#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil China U.S. Turkey Bosch Chrysler Denso Ford General Motors TRW Brakes Capacity Utilization Future Products Global Sources Globalization Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Steel Tires ArcelorMittal Cooper Tire Michigan Economic Development Corp. PPG Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:40:00 +0000 1042741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>TRW tech center anticipates burgeoning Chinese market.</strong></p> '15 Nissan Murano http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/15-nissan-murano <div class="node-body gallery-body">Nissan recently brought the new Murano CUV to the WardsAuto offices for an editorial walk-around with Christopher Reed, director-overseas chief vehicle engineer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/15-nissan-murano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/15-nissan-murano#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Nissan Exterior Instrument Panel Interior Plastic Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1041151 at http://wardsauto.com