New assumptions take into account automotive industry trends such as ride-sharing services that may hold down demand long-term demand for cars and trucks.
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On the eve of the North America International Auto Show, FCA US LLC (Auburn Hills, MI), which includes the former Chrysler Corp., made a huge splash by announcing a $1 billion Michigan plant investment and moving a product line from Mexico to Michigan.
Automaker prepped two Ohio plants for the redesign of its flagship car.
Flow Dry Technology (Brookville, OH) said Amit Kashyap has joined the company as national sales manager for automotive products in India. In his role, Kashyap will focus on developing and implementing growth plans for automotive desiccant products in the Indian market.
New BASF resin gives new Ford Fusion interior component the desired high-gloss appearance while saving production costs.
Horizontal machining centers (HMCs) are versatile four-axis and, increasingly, five-axis machine platforms that maximize processing of multi-sided large parts by minimizing part handling.
The U.S. auto industry has been automated for decades. Production of cars and trucks is associated with large, hulking robots fenced off from human employees. Inside those fenced off areas, tasks such as welding are performed. The industry, though, is advancing on the automation front.
When it comes to achieving high material-removal rates in even the toughest materials, it’s hard to beat helical cutters. With the correct insert grades and cutting data, these cutters can achieve far greater depths of cut than non-helical milling tools without sacrificing reach or the ability to hold tolerance.
The auto industry wants to expand the use of 3D printers. Automakers such as Ford Motor Co. and BMW AG are working directly with additive manufacturers concerning deployment of the technology.
Solid-carbide micro cutting tools about the diameter of human hair or smaller—some producing parts visible only under a microscope—are making a huge impact on manufacturing highly advanced electronics, automotive and aerospace fuel injection systems, and medical instruments and implants.