Developing the 10th-Generation Honda Civic

Prev Next Image Gary Evert, long-time Honda engineer, led the North American development activities for the 2016 Civic Related Topics: Automotive Body Automotive Chassis Automotive Design Automotive Engineering Automotive Powertrain Gary Evert says that he feels like he’s gone full-circle. One of his early jobs with Honda, following obtaining a mechanical engineering degree from the […]

Ford Clearly Lightens Up the Ford GT

Prev Next Image In order to reduce the mass of the Ford GT, the company worked with Corning to develop a Gorilla Glass hybrid window laminate that saves about 30 percent of the weight of traditional glazing. One of the tests used during the development of the material was firing projectiles—in this case a chunk […]

Hot Forming Aluminum

Hot aluminum can be formed more extensively than cold aluminum. Schuler is developing systems to produce hot-stamped aluminum parts. Related Topics: Automotive Materials While the technique of “hot stamping” steel is finding increased application in body-in-white applications (some of the steels are too hard to form otherwise), just as aluminum is making inroads into body […]

Laser Scanning for Improved Prototyping

Prev Next Image Birmingham Prototypes quality manager Bob Rose using a Nikon Metrology MCAx measuring arm with a hand-held laser scanner. Laser scanning an automotive stamping at Birmingham Prototypes with an LC15Dx laser scanning head. Related Suppliers Hurco Companies, Inc. Nikon Metrology Renishaw Inc. Stratasys Inc. Trumpf Inc. When you’re doing production prototype work for […]

Porsche Motorsports & Quick Product Creation

Prev Next Image The 2015 Porsche 919 that won at Le Mans last June, 45 years after Porsche’s first victory at La Sarthe. The Porsche 919 Hybrid was developed to campaign in the LMP1 class. It uses a four-cylinder turbocharged engine that drives the rear wheels that is supplemented by an electric motor that drives […]