In Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, there’s a structure that symbolizes both the promise and the peril of a new automotive era—the 105-year-old Michigan Central Station. The train station has been empty and decaying for 30 years.
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Increases in size and quantity of its orders led Wisconsin-based auto parts manufacturer Felss Rotaform LLC (New Berlin, WI) to expand operations through a new dual-robot machine-tending cell. The company is a supplier of precision parts using its rotary swaging, axial forming and tube end-forming processes.
Ford Motor Co. said today it had a second-quarter profit thanks to a gain in its investment in autonomous vehicle company Argo AI.
As the automotive industry’s reawakening continues, less-expensive high-payload robots are gaining traction over more conventional fixed tooling among automakers focused on cutting costs while improving manufacturing productivity and processes.
In the days of the early 21st century, it was easy to tell if the Dearborn, MI-based automaker had a good month. You could check the US sales of large F-Series pickups and the Explorer sport-utility vehicle.
A modern lightweight vehicle frame has been developed for builders of replica classic cars. The frame is comprised of aluminum, magnesium, carbon fiber and advanced high strength steel.
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.
Over the past decade, governments in North and South America, Europe, and Asia have enacted stricter fuel economy and emissions requirements.
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL), the maker of heavy equipment, reported its second-quarter earnings surged while automaker General Motors Co. (Detroit) reported its profit sagged.
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.