The impact of the coronavirus on the auto industry is on the cusp of accelerating, according to a Center for Automotive Research presentation today.
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Volvo Penta announced May 7 the commencement of a final assembly line for production of industrial versatile—or variable speed—diesel engines at its established engine factory in Lexington, TN. The move will improve customization of engine orders based on specific requirements and reduce delivery lead times for Volvo Penta’s growing customer base in the North American market.
US manufacturing strengthened in February, attaining its best level in 30 months, the Institute for Supply Management said today.
Machine tool orders rose in May as the industry recovers from a two-year slump, the Association for Manufacturing Technology (McLean, VA) said in a monthly report.
Worldwide light-vehicle sales are forecast to tumble 22 percent this year as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hits the global economy and depresses demand, IHS Markit said today.
A study of small- to medium-sized manufacturers indicated a majority of those surveyed indicated they are operating at reduced capacity.
U.S. manufacturing lost 1.33 million jobs in April as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) slammed the economy.
Vibration caused injuries drop greater than 50%. Man hours cut as much as 75%
While 3D scanning has already been adopted by many automotive part manufacturers, the use cases in Quality Control (QC) have been limited.
Over its 140-year history, automotive manufacturing technology has evolved in parallel with progress in the vehicles themselves. Early automakers custom made individual “horseless carriages.” Later, standardized parts and moving assembly lines delivered mass-produced cars. Development of integrated transfer lines enabled part runs to extend for years.