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19. October 2017

3-D printing: A tool for production

Interest from manufacturers and big chemical companies shows that 3-D printing isn’t just for hobbyistsAt its Autoeuropa factory in Portugal, where it assembles 100,000 cars a year, Volkswagen has deployed a fleet of desktop...

18. October 2017

3DCeram strategic partnership as Japan’s Sinto becomes majority shareholder

3DCeram, a French 3D printing OEM and service bureau specialising in 3D printing ceramic components and art, has announced a partnership with Sinto, a Japanese foundry equipment manufacturer.The Nagoya City-based OEM has cited...

17. October 2017

BMW Group electrified sales top 10,000 in September

Electrified sales in first nine months 2017 higher than in whole of 2016 +++ Sales of electrified BMW and MINI vehicles +64.2% in year-to-date +++ Total BMW Group deliveries up 3.7% in first three quarters +++ Record sales...

16. October 2017

New generation of polymer bearings for hybrid engines

One consequence of the ever tougher requirements on I.C. engines regarding fuel and emission reduction is the advance of hybridization and increased use of low-viscosity oils. Ignition pressures and hence the strain on the engine...

13. October 2017

Kobe Steel scandal deepens over quality of products used in cars and aircraft

Japanese company admits it falsified data, with Nissan, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Mazda and Subaru among its clientsJapan’s third-biggest steelmaker, Kobe Steel, is embroiled in a deepening scandal over the quality of products...

12. October 2017

USA - Challenges continue as new dust-control rules take effect for construction industry

Construction companies are now required to reduce respirable crystalline silica dust on work sites by 80 percent, on average during an eight-hour shift, following new federal regulations that took effect Sept. 23.While less than...

11. October 2017

What Would Cars Of The Future Look Like?

For the most part, car design hasn’t quite changed much over the last couple of decades. It’s still more or less a metal box with four wheels, and nothing like the futuristic madness that we’re treated to with concept cars. Will...

10. October 2017

USA - Mercedes-Benz to invest $1b in Alabama plant

Daimler, the Germany-based parent of Mercedes-Benz, has announced that the company will invest $1 billion in its Tuscaloosa, Alabama, assembly plant to produce the company’s EQ-branded electric Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs).The...

09. October 2017

JP / USA - Hino Motors expanding in West Virginia

Officials with Japanese truck manufacturer Hino Motors announced plans Wednesday to expand their West Virginia manufacturing plant into the abandoned Coldwater Creek warehouse facility in Mineral Wells. The announcement, made by...

06. October 2017

CN – China Manufacturing Expansion Slows, Caixin PMI Survey Finds

Caixin’s survey and the Chinese government’s poll of the country’s manufacturing activity diverged in September, with the private reading declining to its lowest point in three months while the official one hit a five-year...

05. October 2017

World tractor news: Indian giant to take over growing Turkish brand

Indian manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has signed a deal with Turkish-based tractor maker Erkunt (which includes the ArmaTrac brand) to acquire the latter. Under the deal, Erkunt will become part of the wider...

03. October 2017

Market innovation: new fuel vapor pump

Today’ strict emission standards govern not only car emissions, they apply to fuel vapors, too. In most cases, these vapors are trapped in an activated carbon canister mounted close to the fuel tank. This canister needs to be...

02. October 2017

It's Electric: Toyota to Bring First Hybrid Powertrain Production to U.S.

$373.8 Million Investment in U.S. Plants Will Help Power Indiana-Built Highlander Hybrid Toyota just upped the stakes to remain the top manufacturer of hybrid vehicles worldwide with a $373.8 million investment in five U.S....

29. September 2017

Trimet on course for further growth

Aluminum manufacturer presents results for the 2016/2017 financial yearTrimet Aluminium SE has confirmed its sales and earnings in a volatile market environment and created conditions for long-term growth. In the 2016/2017...

28. September 2017

voestalpine Invests up to EUR 350 Million in the World’s Most Advanced Special Steel Plant in Kapfenberg

After more than two years of planning, today the final location decision was taken during the Supervisory Board meeting of voestalpine AG: the most advanced special steel plant in the world, representing an investment of EUR 330...

28. September 2017

Major order for Rheinmetall: 104 German Leopard 2 MBTs to be modernized

Rheinmetall will soon be modernizing part of the Bundeswehr's fleet of Leopard main battle tanks, implementing a comprehensive array of upgrade measures. The Düsseldorf-based technology group for mobility and security will be...

27. September 2017

Compact exhaust-gas recirculation valve saves space

For years now the Pierburg Group has been systematically expanding its portfolio of emission-reduction components. The most recent addition to the range is a compact exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) valve for low-pressure...

26. September 2017

3Dealise produces generative design for Arup 90% cheaper

Engineering firm Arup (famous for the Sydney Opera House and many more global landmarks) has been pushing the boundaries of alternative production techniques for the building sector, with a focus on generative design and 3D...

25. September 2017

Clarification by MCM FOUNDRY S.r.L.

The new Italian company MCM FOUNDRY S.r.L., established in November 2016 designs and manufactures machines and plants for no bake foundries. MCM FOUNDRY S.r.l. also provides a large range of technical support for maintenance and...

22. September 2017

Talum expands aluminum extrusion billet production

Hertwich provides second continuous homogenizing plantTalum d.d. based in the Slovenian town of Kidričevo has ordered a continuous homogenizing furnace and a helical ultrasonic testing station from Hertwich. The new plant will...

21. September 2017

Rheinmetall Automotive books follow-up order for engine blocks

Neckarsulm-based KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH, Rheinmetall Automotive's joint venture with China's HUAYU Automotive Systems (HASCO), has been awarded a major order for aluminum engine blocks worth €170 million (lifetime volume) by a...

20. September 2017

GF Linamar gewinnt Grossauftrag für Leichtbaukomponenten

GF Linamar, ein Joint Venture zwischen GF Automotive und dem Fertigungsspezialisten Linamar, hat einen Grossauftrag für Magnesium-Leichtbaukomponenten eines US-Herstellers erhalten. Der Vertrag beläuft sich auf insgesamt rund 300...

19. September 2017

Automotive Industry: New Comer Confirms Morocco’s attractiveness

Spain’s car parts maker, Ficosa, is planning to set up in Morocco a plant specialized in producing in-vehicle cameras, Spanish media reported.The Catalonia-based Ficosa, which has been sold to Japan’s Panasonic last July, plans...

18. September 2017

Re-Engineering The Ford Model A Engine

Over the nearly a quarter century since the Web has been in existence, there have been various websites and projects in the field covered by Hackaday that have done the rounds and captured our attention for a while. Some have...

15. September 2017

CN - Li: Make way for new growth drivers

Companies should consider outside investment, mergers, premier says Premier Li Keqiang promised more incentives to boost high-end manufacturing in China during a visit to Huaxiang Group, a private steel-casting company in Linfen,...

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