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Looking @ the 2012 Honda CR-V
Introducing the fourth generation of the compact crossover that has perennially been a favorite the world over.
Article Published: 1/26/2012
Powertrain Machining Approaches—Then & Now
Although production volumes are going up, the need for flexibility in powertrain machin-ing has grown more important. Here’s a look at how things have changed.
Article Published: 11/14/2011
Engineering the 2012 Hyundai Veloster
Sure, it looks like nothing else on the road. Yes, there is a cleverly hidden third door. There’s plenty of tech on the inside. It drives like something a couple segments above. And the MSRP is incredible. Go figure.
Article Published: 11/14/2011
How the Chevrolet Sonic Proves Times Have Changed @ GM
As vehicle manufacturers begin to focus on global products, small cars take on a new emphasis. And the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is a new global car, one that is representative of GM’s new competitiveness.
Article Published: 11/10/2011
Volvo S60 R-Design: Seeing the Unexpected
The in-line six in the Volvo S60 R-Design is placed parallel to the axle to provide protection in case of a collision. The turbocharged engine also provides a 0 to 60 time of 5.5 seconds. Bet you didn’t see that coming.
Article Published: 9/15/2011
VW Jetta Gen Six
Focusing on the American market: The compact sedan gets bigger—and more stylish.
Article Published: 3/30/2011
Steel Study Shows How To Lighten Up
A two-year study by this international steel company has come up with a specific array of parts—including the materials and processes needed to transform them into parts—that can achieve significant weight savings without an increase in cost.
Article Published: 3/30/2011
Engineering the Camaro Convertible
Since its relaunch, the Camaro has had a single body style. And now the Convertible is on the street. According to the chief engineer, that’s been the plan all along.
Article Published: 3/30/2011
Simulation for Steel Stamping
During the development of a forthcoming vehicle, Tata Motors engineers determined that a major source of NVH (noise-vibration-harshness) from the engine was caused by the oil sump.
Article Published: 3/30/2011
Laser Cutting & Welding: Done with One
While laser cutting and laser welding are typically separate processes, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT; ilt.fraunhofer.de) have developed a “combi” head that permits both cutting and welding; capacitanc...
Article Published: 3/30/2011

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