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To Improve Your Designs, Listen to the Voice of the Customer

By John Sprovieri
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The late novelist John Le Carré once said, “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” As it turns out, what was good advice for spies is equally good for manufacturing and design engineers.

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Back to the Future . . . With Wood

By Austin Weber
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A new concept vehicle on display at the Geneva International Motor Show uses wood to replace traditional plastic components.

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GM Sends Design Engineers to Showrooms, Service Bays

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DETROIT—Engineers behind the Chevrolet Corvette, Cadillac CTS, GMC Sierra and Buick Enclave are learning on dealership sales floors and in service bays what customers like and dislike about the cars and trucks they helped create.

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Contest Offers $1,000 for Steering Wheel Design

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BOSTON—GrabCAD, an online community for sharing CAD expertise, is sponsing a contest to design a steering wheel for a supersonic car. A $1,000 prize will be awarded to the winning entry. Designs must be submitted by Jan. 31.

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Automotive Engineers Strive to Reclaim Engine Heat

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DETROIT—As consumers clamor for better fuel economy, suppliers and automakers are trying to reclaim some of the lost thermal energy produced by a vehicle’s engine.

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End of an Auto Era: Say Goodbye to the Bench Seat

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DETROIT—Next to the wheel, it’s one automotive component that dates back to the horse-drawn carriage era, and it’s about to go the way of the buggy whip. The front bench seat, once a fixture among large American cars, will be headed for oblivion when the final 2013 Chevrolet Impala rolls off the assembly line in the coming months.

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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.


Tim Hutzel, President, Tim Hutzel American Business Services and Dave Lippert, President, Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co have deep and unique perspectives on reshoring. That’s the primary reason they’ve been invited to deliver the keynote address at 2014’s The ASSEMBLY Show.

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The 2014 September Assembly includes articles about engine assembly plus much more. Check it out today!
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Welding: Principles & Practices

This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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