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HRE Wheels Partners With GE Additives To Produce The First 3D Printed Titanium Wheel

Unsprung weight is a real issue for high-performance automobiles. Unsprung weight is defined as anything directly connected to the wheels such as tires, brake assemblies, differential, solid drive axles, hub motors, and of course the wheels themselves. Any reduction in unsprung weight has a tremendous effect on the performance of the vehicle. Aluminum and magnesium alloys are the materials of ...

Robotics Supplier Exposes Trade Secrets of Tesla, Toyota and More

Cyber Security firm Upguard, which specializes in finding unprotected data on the web discovered a treasure trove of trade secrets from VW, Tesla, Toyota and perhaps many more manufacturers just sitting there in the open for anyone to download. Upguard discovered the unsecured data on servers maintained by Level One Robotics and Controls on July 1st. The data, which includes highly-sensitive ...

Tesla Suffers Manufacturing Delays Due to Production Flaws

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla is experiencing delays in the production of its first mass market car the Model 3, according to a number of media sources. The manufacturing delays are due to flaws in the production process and quality control systems. The future growth of Tesla as a large scale manufacturer of electric vehicles depends to a large extent on its ability to automate the effici...

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens Partner to Develop Hybrid Plane

Three industry giants are teaming up to make air travel more environmentally friendly and fuel efficient. Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens are combining their efforts to develop a hybrid passenger plane that would use a single electric turbofan along with three conventional jet engines that will run on conventional jet fuel. The three companies hope to build and demonstrate technology that ...

Ford Motor Company Invested $1.2 Billion in American Manufacturing

Yesterday (3/28/17), Ford Motor Co. announced they will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities. The money will be allocated to retraining, modernizing equipment and an engine plant where 130 jobs are expected to be created. This investment could bring a great economic boost to the state and the communities that rely on a robust domestic manufacturing industry. Ford plans to spend ...

US Automotive Manufacturing Set To Expand: A Closer Look At Labor

President Donald Trump has called for severe border taxes when shipping products into the United States. Manufacturers that have facilities abroad will face steep penalties and when it comes to shipping their products to the United States and that may increase the price of vehicles dramatically. Consumers may find themselves paying almost 20% more for a new car than they would have without the ...

3 Industrial Industries Ready To Be Transformed By 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing or more commonly known as 3D printing is having a huge impact on nearly every industrial sector. Businesses are excited about its potential but the technology is still in its early stages when it comes to end-use products or components. However, the industries where it is already applicable, its redefining how products are manufactured. Below, we will dive into the three ...

Faraday Future Unveils The FF91: Met With Technical Issues

Faraday Future launched in 2014 and was known for their low profile. Finally they reveal to the world their first self-driving electric car, the FF91. Claiming to be faster than the Tesla Model S, zero to 60mph in 2.39 seconds, the automotive world waited with baited breath.   The Chinese-backed automotive startup is focused on making their way into the quickly expanding Electric ...

The Consumer Level Electric Vehicle: How Will It Impact Automotive Manufacturing?

Tesla may soon have some competition with their consumer level electric vehicle (EV) as General Motors announced they will ramp up production their 200-mile ranged 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. The 200 mile range electric car market up until this point has been dominated by Tesla as they offer both high-end and consumer level electric vehicles. This new addition to the electric vehicle fleet could mean ...

GM Takes The Pledge: 100% Renewable by 2050

Manufacturing is an energy intensive industry. Using energy in nearly every form, businesses are constantly looking for ways to cut back on the costs associated with their excessive energy usage. High energy bills can eat away at a manufacturers bottom line and this can drive up prices for their customers and make them much less competitive. Now one manufacturer has announced that they will, by ...