If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you have to be fast. With production times dropping and expectations rising, accelerated product development has never been more important. From additive manufacturing to rapid machining, this is the zone where you can discover the tools to get things done faster and more efficiently.
Accelerate - September 2013
One of the features offered on the forthcoming 2016 Chevy Malibu is called “Teen Driver.” The system is being positioned as something that “provides parents with a tool to help encourage safe driving habits for their kids, even when they are not in the car with them.” Or put more plainly: It keeps an eye on the kid behind the wheel.
“Gen 1 or better!” That, says Andrew Farah, vehicle chief engineer for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, was the motto he and his team lived by as they developed the second-generation car.
As the industry is in the midst of what can only be described as a “Materials Revolution,” the concentration is mainly on advanced high-strength steel and aluminum, with some making consideration of carbon fiber composites, although this is still an outlier.