- SPECIAL REPORTS
LANSING, MI—GM will build a new $162 million stamping plant at its Lansing Grand River assembly plant. The facility is expected to create 65 new jobs.
DEARBORN, MI—Ford will to invest $168 million to move production of its 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks from Mexico to Cleveland.
FLINT, MI—GM has begun construction on a $600 million paint shop project at the Flint Assembly plant.
YOKOHAMA, Japan—Ninety-six percent of the production process at Toyota’s Motomachi assembly plant is completed by robots. The plant employs 760 robots and produces one vehicle every 135 seconds.
TORONTO—A decision by Chrysler Canada to commit to bringing a new minivan assembly line to Windsor, ON, was greeted with caution Tuesday, as the auto giant said it was no longer looking to the federal and Ontario governments for funding.
The UPC and Code 39 codes are very common, linear or “1D” codes.
WASHINGTON—Manufacturing CEOs are more optimistic this year, but they’re worried about rising energy costs and slowing growth in new markets, according to a new survey conducted by consulting firm PWC.
PARMA, OH—GM is set to invest $14 million in the installation of a progressive press at its stamping and fabrication center here. The press will be used for both die tryout and regular parts production.
A new concept vehicle on display at the Geneva International Motor Show uses wood to replace traditional plastic components.
Visual work instructions enable operators to be more flexible.
Brazing is a very important metals-joining process used extensively in both aerospace and commercial industries. To properly understand brazing, it must be taught not only by someone with extensive hands-on brazing experience over many years, but must also be taught by someone who communicates very clearly, and very well.Read More
The past two years have seen rapid developments in automotive lightweighting efforts with the eagerly anticipated release of the BMW I Series, Mercedes S-Class, Lamborghini Aventator, McLaren P1 and the 420kg weight reduction of the Range Rover to name a few. With Aluminium and Carbon Fibre emerging as what seem to be the front runners in achieving lightweight results in luxury brands, it is still unclear which material combination will dominate the mass market.Read More
Technical conference on resistance welding topics presented by AWS and the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA)Read More
The 17th Aluminum Welding Conference will feature a distinguished panel of aluminum-industry experts who will survey the state of the art in aluminum welding technology and practice. This conference also provides several opportunities for you to network informally with speakers and other participants, as well as to visit an exhibition showcasing products and services available to the aluminum welding industry.Read More