Challenged by an increasingly niche-oriented automotive market, The Chrysler Group (Auburn Hills, MI) must increase the number of models it offers while decreasing its capital investment. The company plans to offer 50% more models in 2009 compared to 2004, according to John Felice, VP of manufacturing, technology and global enterprise for Chrysler.
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Nothing seems so obvious in subtractive machining than that milling and turning processes really are very different: single point vs. multipoint tools; rotating workpiece vs. rotating tool; static tool vs. rotating tool, etc.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a $9.6 million contract, with options up to $40.5 million, to produce the Transducer Array/Nose Shell Assembly of the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo.
Manufacturers are accelerating use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, according to a survey of 66 companies.
The ongoing digital transformation of manufacturing comes baked-in with many uncertainties, and the automotive business is no exception.
The auto industry’s biggest current focus is self-driving cars. Established automakers as well as technology companies such as Apple Inc.
Manufacturers must wrestle with the “Black Hats” of the cyberworld in order to keep processes secure
With the right cloud-based security tools, manufacturers can lock down and seal off factory-floor equipment from would-be hackers
Manufacturing faces an even larger shortage of skilled workers as older employees retire over the next few years, the head of SME said in a speech today.
With the latest product lifecycle management (PLM) tools, manufacturers take aim at speeding developments using the Digital Thread, an integrated set of CAD/CAM/CAE and cPDM (collaborative Product Data Management) solutions that weave together new Digital Twins of manufacturing processes.