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Which Cut is Best, Water or Laser?

Laser cutting and waterjet cutting: two great technologies that go great together? Or best when they play solo? As ever, the answer is it depends—on what work a shop has coming in the door, what materials are being processed most often, operator skill levels and, ultimately, the available equipment budget.

Adding Tech Means More Frequent Repairs

The push to launch electric vehicles (EVs) and the ever-increasing array of tech options will mean staying informed of repair trends will be critical.

Trumpf Shows New Offerings—Virtually

Among the expected new product offerings a company such as Trumpf would offer at FABTECH, it chose to show all of its offerings via large video screens and real-time links. It shows the reality of not only Industry 4.0 but Marketing 4.0 as well.

Making Auto Parts in 2035

Light vehicles will be so different by 2035, experts aren’t even sure we’ll still call them “cars.” Perhaps “personal mobility devices.” More important will be the radical changes to the manufacturing of automotive parts.

The Business Case for PLE in Auto Design

Feature-based Product Line Engineering (PLE) is an engineering discipline that harnesses the similarities among related products, while respecting and managing their differences.