A study of small- to medium-sized manufacturers indicated a majority of those surveyed indicated they are operating at reduced capacity.
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The impact of the coronavirus on the auto industry is on the cusp of accelerating, according to a Center for Automotive Research presentation today.
Leak detection testing is growing in importance with the development of electric and self-driving vehicles.
Caterpillar Inc. today reported higher fourth-quarter profit as expense controls made up for lower revenue. The Deerfield, Illinois-based maker of earthmoving machines and heavy equipment also warned of “continued global economic uncertainty” in 2020.
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.
“Five years ago, our fit and finish was below average,” said Dr. Raj Kawlra, director of dimensional strategy and management of Chrysler Group (Auburn Hills, MI). “To be the future world-leaders, we knew that we had to focus on all aspects of quality … vehicles that look good, feel good, sound good, and are reliable.”
Ford Motor Co. said today it’s suspending its stock dividend and tapping credits lines to ensure it has enough cash amid the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Durable goods orders rose in February before the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began to hit the U.S. economy.
Nobody knows just yet how the auto industry will adopt 3D printing. But Desktop Metal Inc. (Burlington, MA) is in a better position than most to make an educated guess.
Dunnage used to ship and process automotive parts on the shop floor is a key component in the overall manufacturing process, yet it is often overlooked when companies are working to make lines lean and green. Today, it is important that manufacturers know that most dunnage used to transport parts from start to finish can be reused for the lifetime of production.