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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
TI Automotive Opens Fuel Tank Plant in Central Mexico
Fluid systems provider TI Automotive has ventured south of the border to San Luis Potosí, Mexico for the opening of its third North American—and 24th worldwide—fuel-tank systems manufacturing plant.
Article Published: 2/10/2011
Laser Hardening Made Efficient
A system for laser hardening drawing punches and other forming tools was developed for a major German automotive manufacturer by CENIT AG (cenit.de), a consultancy with specialization in software.
Article Published: 2/10/2011

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