Automotive Assembly

BorgWarner to Invest $32 Million in NC Assembly Plant

May 13, 2014

ARDEN, NC—BorgWarner Turbo Systems is investing more than $32 million to expand its assembly plant here, with plans to add 63 jobs over the next three years.


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Mother, Daughter Work Side by Side at GM Assembly Plant

May 9, 2014

DETROIT—Building electric vehicles has become a family affair for Evetta Osborne, 47, and her daughter, Monique Watson, 28. They see each other daily because they work side-by-side at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant.


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Illuminating Insight on Aluminum

May 8, 2014

Aluminum will play a growing role in the automotive industry in the years ahead. In fact, aluminum use in vehicles is projected to double by 2025, as automakers continue to roll out a wide variety of lighter weight models.


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Ford Suspends Operations in Venezuela

May 6, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela—Ford Motor Co. has temporarily suspended operations in Venezuela over lack of foreign currency to import automobile parts for assembly.


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Automotive Applications for Assembly Presses

There are myriad applications for assembly presses in the automotive industry.
May 1, 2014

Automotive assembly most often conjures up images of welding robots and electric nutrunners. But, another technology is just as important for assembling a wide range of automotive components—presses.


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Tier 1 Automotive Supplier Takes Smarter Approach to Part ID, Traceability

May 1, 2014

Smart cameras are a standard vision-inspection tool for manufacturers in the auto industry, whether they’re a lower tier supplier or one of the Big 3.


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Fuel Cells Get Ready for Prime Time

Engineers continue to tackle high-volume production challenges.
May 1, 2014

Many experts tout fuel cells as one of the cleanest forms of green energy, because the devices reduce CO2 emissions and provide greater energy efficiency than combustion engines.


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How to Implement a Leak Detector

These tips will help you obtain accurate results with a helium-based leak detector.
May 1, 2014

Selecting the right leak detector for a particular application can be confusing.


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What's Behind the Epidemic of Automotive Recalls?

May 1, 2014

Massive recalls are fast becoming the norm in the auto industry.


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Kansas City Scores Another New Assembly Plant

April 30, 2014

RIVERSIDE, MO—Tier 1 automotive supplier Martinrea International will open a new assembly plant here to supply components for General Motors, creating as many as 290 new jobs.


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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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