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Heller Receives Innovation Award for NANOSLIDE Technology

Press Release - Heller Machine Tools

11/21/2014

The US tech-specialist magazine, R&D Magazine, chose NANOSLIDE® as one of the 100 most important high-tech products launched in 2013. NANOSLIDE® is an innovative cylinder coating technology which reduces friction in combustion engines. Full Article

Ford Officially Launches Production of Aluminum F-150



Executive Editor James D. Sawyer

11/12/2014

When Brad Huff, Ford Dearborn (MI) Truck Plant manager, and Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president and director, National Ford Department, drove the ceremonial first 2015 Ford F-150 off the line on November 11 at the automaker’s historic Rouge complex, it marked the culmination of years of work to mass produce a pickup with an aluminum alloy body and bed. Full Article

Lean for All Seasons



Senior Editor Michael C. Anderson

11/1/2014

These are interesting times for lean. On the one hand there are few businesses that have anything to do with manufacturing that don’t have some knowledge of, and don’t pay some lip-service to, the practices that came out of the Toyota production system (TPS). On the other hand, there are companies that have made a good-faith effort to change to a lean culture, only to find themselves unable to sustain the effort. Full Article

SWE Honors Cindy Hoover, Emily Howard and Carol Weber with Prism Award



Press Release - Society of Women Engineers

11/5/2014

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to announce it bestowed its Prism Award on three recipients: Cindy Hoover, vice president of the 737 MAX program at Spirit AeroSystems; Emily Howard, senior technical fellow at the Boeing Company; and Carol Weber, senior engineering team leader at Caterpillar. Full Article

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

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