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We've Been Here Before

For a couple of decades, virtually every global original equipment manufacturer spent significant capital and attention raising their sales/production profile in China. It became the world’s largest light...

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Power

WCX 2024: Traditional OEMs Vs. Startups: Report to Cite Strengths, Weaknesses

An SAE white paper on the different engineering approaches taken by traditional automakers and recent arrivals indicates that each category is remarkably...

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Manned Systems

WCX 2024: Volunteers Sought for SAE’s AWIM Student Challenges

Raise your hand if you want to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Connecting fun and STEM skills is a key aspect of being an industry...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Fuel Cell Production Spurs Supplier Opportunities

The head of General Motors’ global fuel-cell business is bullish about ongoing opportunities for suppliers in the emerging hydrogen-power space, as GM and partner Honda Motor Co. began...

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Technology Report
Energy

Porsche Study: Europe Missing out on Tooling Battery Gigafactories

A study examining the prospects for supplying manufacturing tooling for the scores of EV battery “gigafactories” scheduled to be built worldwide found there are...

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Supplier Eye
Materials

New Keys to Success

Much has been written about the extraordinary vehicle production and market environment of the past four years in North America and beyond. The plethora of negative impacts from COVID, chip availability, scarcity of...

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Technology Report
Manned Systems

Tenneco Opens Engineering, Simulation Center in Poland

Suspension- and powertrain-components specialist Tenneco recently opened a new 9,600 sq.m (103,334-sq.ft.) European engineering center at Gliwice in Poland to serve its European...

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Supplier Eye
Propulsion

Moons Aligning

So far this decade, our industry has been heavily impacted by an endless stream of calamities. When impacted in isolation, dealing with a pandemic, weather disasters, supply- chain disruptions, ICE-to-BEV transition...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

3D, No Waiting!

Few will dispute that additive manufacturing — commonly called 3D printing — has endured a development path of fits and starts. But as niche applications, an ever-increasing array of material choices — and the...

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Manned Systems

Mercedes-Benz Goes Long with EActros 600 Electric Truck

Mercedes-Benz has revealed new details about its eActros 600 long-distance electric truck. The eActros 600 is intended specifically for long-haul use and will serve as the eventual...

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Energy

A Connected Approach to Auxiliary Battery Control

As vehicles become electrified and more “intelligent,” the energy consumption of the auxiliary system increases rapidly. The auxiliary battery, typically a 12V unit, acts as the...

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Energy

E-Fueling for the Future

Synthetic and bio-based liquid “e-fuels” have in various forms enjoyed fits and starts of industry attention and R&D investment in recent years, but got the most significant boost ever in March 2023 when...

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Energy

CONEXPO 2023 Image Gallery

Concept and prototype vehicles powered by hydrogen and electric propulsion systems were prevalent throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center halls and outdoor lots. And engine manufacturers were eager to...

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Power

A Divergent Approach to Vehicle Development and Production

Among the most intriguing vehicles on display at the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance was a pair developed by an obscure brand, Czinger Vehicles, and its parent company,...

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Editorial
Energy

The Haters Go After Toyota

Want your company to be the target of haters? Here’s a sure way to do it, as proven in 2022.

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Power

Hydraulic Fluids Evolve to Meet Critical Equipment-Design Trends

Driven by a number of factors, hydraulic equipment such as excavators, lifts, presses, bulldozers, cranes, injection molding equipment and more are rapidly evolving to...

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AR/AI

Going the Last Mile

Pizza is a subject that puts a smile on most faces but for Matteo Del Sorbo, the delight extends far beyond the actual pie.

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Semiconductors & ICs

Keeping Your Silicon Cool

Onboard electronics continue to evolve rapidly. Components are smaller. Systems are more complex. The sophisticated electronics components that make up modern vehicles require precision heat dissipation for...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

EV Startup Prepares to Enter Commercial Market with Novel EAxle

Startup commercial electric vehicle manufacturer Harbinger is on a torrid work pace. Design, CAE simulation, supplier sourcing, test vehicle builds and other engineering...

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Materials

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Enjoys Premium Assembly, Weight-Cutting Measures

As a veteran manufacturing engineer, Jill Fuel was an ideal choice for the project leader for the production launch of Honda’s 2022 Civic Hatchback at Honda's...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Faurecia Puts the ‘Wow Factor’ in Its Process Technologies

Faurecia is on a roll. The France-based Tier 1 has been expanding into clean mobility (including hydrogen storage systems) and recently acquired lighting systems giant...

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Photonics/Optics

Testing EMI Materials for Battlefield Applications

The testing of EMI materials must be rigorous and designed to predict performance over the lifetime of a material.

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Design

Tenured Production CEO Leading VW’s U.S. Electrified Manufacturing Push

Volkswagen of America’s (VOA) sprawling operations just off I-75 in Chattanooga, Tennessee could be considered ground-zero for the German automaker’s...

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Materials

Pulse Plasma Nitriding for Aerospace Applications

Aerospace manufacturers who depend on nitriding components can benefit from greater uniformity of results, better-protected materials, and increased throughput.

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Power

Making the BEV Commitment

The past 18 months have been a head-shaker for those of us observing the industry. A pandemic spreads, semiconductors vanish, and now a headlong charge by virtually every OEM and major Tier 1 into electric...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Virtual Meets Mixed Reality for Vehicle Development

Automakers developing stand-alone technologies, such as driver-interface systems, will increasingly need to consider moving to a company-wide virtual model to create a digital twin of...

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Electronics & Computers

Shielding Aerospace Systems from Electromagnetic Interference

See how a nanocomposite thermoplastic called HX5 can stop EMI.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Inkjet Innovation for the Automotive Paint Shop

Robotics specialist ABB has developed painting robots that use an inkjet-type printer head with over 1,000 individually controllable nozzles, enabling higher accuracy and transfer...

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Electronics & Computers

German OEMs Flex 3D Manufacturing Muscle

A chief impediment for wider adoption of additive manufacturing long has been its potential for application in high-volume and high-throughput production. But continuing process and technique...

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