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GM Chief Announces Michigan Volt Investment

Senior Editor Bill Koenig

10/28/2014

General Motors Co. will produce the electric drive unit for the next-generation Chevrolet Volt at the company’s transmission plant in Warren, MI, Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said at the Detroit Economic Club on Tuesday.The electric drive for the current generation of the Volt has been produced in Mexico. Full Article

Lighter Vehicles Necessitate New Materials, Comau Executive Says



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

10/29/2014

Automakers and their suppliers will need to work with a greater variety of materials as part of efforts to reduce vehicle weight, an executive of Comau said today at a conference. The companies will need to use aluminum, hybrid materials, magnesium and composites, Martin Kinsella, Comau’s director of advance materials and process technologies, said at the International Automotive Body Congress in Dearborn, MI. Full Article

Chrysler Group Announces Manufacturing Appointment



Press Release - Chrysler

10/7/2014

Chrysler Group LLC today appointed Brian Harlow Vice President - Head of NAFTA Manufacturing.  In this position, Harlow is responsible for all assembly, stamping and powertrain manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, as well as implementation of the World Class Manufacturing system at all Chrysler Group manufacturing facilities.  Full Article

Ford Announces New Blue Oval STEM Scholarship Program



Press Release - Ford Motor Company

10/13/2014

Ford today announced a new Ford Blue Oval STEM Scholarship Program during the kickoff of its 30th annual High School Science and Technology Program (HSSTP). The new scholarship program will provide $500,000 in scholarships over four years to 50 students interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematic (STEM) fields. Full Article

Diamonds Can Be A Tool's Best Friend



Don Graham, Manager of Education and Technical Services, Seco Tools Inc.

10/22/2014

If you’re machining high-performance parts from advanced non-ferrous materials, diamonds could be your best friend—especially if you’re dealing with high demands and limited capacity.Diamond is the hardest, most abrasion-resistant material known, making it a brilliant cutting solution for manufacturing. Full Article

Mitsubishi Electric Launches Auto Parts Production, Sales in Mexico



Press Release - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

10/9/2014

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that its new Mexican subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., commenced automotive parts manufacturing and sales operations in October. The new base in Mexico, where car production is thriving, will put Mitsubishi Electric in a better position to expand its auto parts business in the Americas. Full Article

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