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Schaeffler Invests $60 Million in Wooster, Ohio Facility Expansion

By on November 16, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, SUPPLY CHAINS
Schaeffler Invests $60 Million in Wooster, Ohio Facility Expansion

The plant will be the U.S. center for advanced E-Mobility development. For 40 years, Schaeffler Group USA Inc. – a global automotive and industrial supplier – has invested in the United States, with a significant portion of those investments taking place in Wooster, Ohio. Today, Schaeffler commemorated the facility’s 40th anniversary with a grand opening celebration and unveiling of the […]

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Robots Frame New Car with Automotive Lightweighting

Robots Frame New Car with Automotive Lightweighting

Working with Comau SpA, Alfa Romeo created an innovative manufacturing strategy and assembly line of the future.

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Toyota, Nissan Among Automakers Checking Parts Hit by Metals Scandal

Toyota, Nissan Among Automakers Checking Parts Hit by Metals Scandal

Japanese automakers including Toyota, Nissan and Mazda are investigating whether falsely labelled products supplied by Kobe Steel have impacted the safety of their cars.

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BMW: Arriving Prepared

BMW: Arriving Prepared

BMW pushes flexibility and advanced material composites as the automaker redesigns its future.
In addition to designing new assembly systems, the OEM is developing “future proof” platforms that can accept electric powertrains, combustion engines and hybrids.

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Magna Expands in Alabama with Aluminum Casting Facility

Magna Expands in Alabama with Aluminum Casting Facility

“We remain focused on lightweighting to help improve fuel economy while decreasing vehicle emissions over time,” said John Farrell, president of Cosma International, Magna’s body and chassis operating unit.

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Ward’s Survey: Automakers Move Forward with Lightweighting Plans

Ward’s Survey: Automakers Move Forward with Lightweighting Plans

The 2017 Wards Auto survey suggests that automakers are moving forward with strategies to reduce vehicle weights and improve fuel efficiency. The auto industry competes in a global marketplace, and engineers continue to look for innovative lightweighting solutions.

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FCA, Toyota, Faurecia, AP&T Win Altair Lightweighting Awards

FCA, Toyota, Faurecia, AP&T Win Altair Lightweighting Awards

The winner of the Full Vehicle category was the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, which is an impressive 249 pounds (113 kilograms) lighter than its predecessor. Toyota’s carbon fiber closure panels for the 2017 Prius Prime and Lexus LC500, and Faurecia’s Adaptive Valve for exhaust systems employed on the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado took the top honors for the module category.

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The Power of Two Materials: Plastic Meets Metal

The Power of Two Materials: Plastic Meets Metal

Emission regulations are becoming more stringent. For the entire automotive industry—manufacturers and suppliers—it‘s an enormous challenge. Polymer metal hybrids from ElringKlinger combine maximum functionality with minimum weight.

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Hydro Acquires Sapa for Global Aluminum Position

Hydro Acquires Sapa for Global Aluminum Position

Following the transaction, Hydro says it will become a global, integrated aluminium company with more than 35,000 employees, and activities in around 40 countries.

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AK Steel to Purchase Precision Partners Holding Company

AK Steel to Purchase Precision Partners Holding Company

The acquisition expands AK Steel’s platform for innovative lightweight steel solutions. Ontario-based Partners Holding Company provides engineering, tooling, die design and hot and cold stamped steel parts.

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