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The Singapore-based company will produce both passenger and light truck tires in the new facility, which will combine manufacturing and distribution within its estimated 1.8 million square feet.
The report revealed that two-thirds (67 percent) of manufacturers surveyed are currently implementing 3DP either by experimenting with the technology or by already using it for prototypes or final products.
The company has not said when they would be willing to announce the two top-runners. Musk also did not explain what would happen to the “losing” site after the company has already broke ground and decided to finish the plant elsewhere.
No one should expect that their next Corolla will be handmade — not by any means — because the company is using human labor as a means to figure out ways to improve automated production lines.
The state made a few proposals for several possible sites, but the automaker wasn’t interested — there are a few compelling reasons not to invest too heavily in the state of California.
The company says it wants people to “make manufacturing local again,” and positions the device as a way for small businesses or product designers to develop full-scale prototypes in their own walls rather than outsource the work elsewhere.
The company claims that without a bridge and crew support systems, ships would be 5 percent lighter before loading cargo and would burn 12 percent to 15 percent less fuel during their trips.
The White House announced Sunday the The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), set to open this spring in metro Detroit. It’s the latest hub in the Obama administration’s National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), and it’s expected to bring 10,000 jobs to the region within the next five years.
To celebrate 30 years of developing plastic bearings, igus has retrofitted a car with 56 of its iglide bearings and sent the vehicle off on a multi-continent journey to showcase their benefits in demanding applications. The components have been fitted into all areas of the car, including the pedals, alternator, window regulators, convertible top, gearshift, and more.
Ford isn’t resting on its laurels after unveiling the Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle last month — earlier today it announced new projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University to do some R&D on the biggest concerns and challenges surrounding autonomous driving.
Coming in at #5 is Toshiba International Corporation, one that many would not associate with American production. But Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) is a Toshiba America Inc. Group Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, and is headquartered in Houston, Texas with 1,200 people.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) recently announced that construction is underway at the assembly line that will produce the first U.S.-made Lexus. Last April, TMMK announced it would localize production of the ES 350, which has never been assembled outside of Japan.
According to The Patent Board, GM received 1,672 U.S. patents in 2013 applied to global product engineering, powertrain engineering, manufacturing, research and development and OnStar organizations. That’s 176 more than second place Toyota and more than twice as many as Ford.
The C-MAX Solar Energi Concept car uses a gasoline engine combined with a gizmo that acts like a magnifying glass to concentrate the sun's rays on the vehicle's roof-mounted solar panels. The automaker says the vehicle's estimated combined city-highway mileage is 100 miles (160 kilometers) per gallon.
Hyundai and its sister company Kia say they'll pay up to $395 million to consumers as part of a proposed settlement over overstated gas mileage. The automakers faced lawsuits after they acknowledged in November that they had overstated the fuel economy of some of its vehicles.
For the first time, the vehicles need top crash test scores and a good front crash prevention system — such as warning systems or automatic braking — to get its highest designation. Vehicles are now ranked as either a "Top Safety Pick" or "Top Safety Pick +" if they meet the front crash protection criteria as well.
Daimler AG and British sports car maker Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd have signed a deal that will see the two companies develop engines together and the German company get a stake in Aston Martin. The companies said Thursday that Aston Martin and Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-AMG will develop V8 engines for a new generation of Aston Martin cars.
Today, we’re bringing you details on some of the newest and most advanced technologies that are making automotive production more exciting than ever. Each of the Big 3 automakers have invested heavily in their plants over the last few years, bringing more automation on to the plant floor.
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