Realistic Chassis Simulation

Setup allowed drivers to experience changes in “driving” conditions to help develop chassis setups for Hyundai. Related Topics: Automotive Chassis Looking for a way to do some fast chassis development work? Consider what happened in a project for Hyundai conducted by Applus IDIADA ( “In the space of 10 days we were able to evaluate around […]

Quality Assurance

Prev Next Image The COMET L3D 2 is designed for fast, precise, 3D data capture from an array of objects. Hexagon has tailored both the ROMER arm and the TubeShaper software to facilitate tube inspection. This surface finish and contour measuring system is specifically engineered for applications in industries including automotive. Renishaw REVO-2 scanning probe […]

Designing the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe

Prev Next Image While most other OEMs have foregone the coupe body style for vehicles, Honda is sticking with it, as witnessed by this, the sixth-generation Civic Coupe. The first Civic Coupe appeared in the U.S. in model year 1993. In the subsequent years, nearly two-million have been sold. Guy Melville-Brown, who headed up the […]

Composite Body Panel System in Production

This composite roof panel was produced by LG Hausys on a high-pressure resin transfer molding system. (photo: KraussMaffei) Related Topics: Automotive LIghtweighting Automotive Materials Korean automotive supplier LG Hausys Ltd. Is deploying high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM) to produce visible body panels such as roofs with carbon-fiber reinforced plastics. The system was sourced from KraussMaffei […]

BMW Hits 100 and Starts Working on the Next Century

Prev Next Image The BMW VISION NEXT 100 concept car was created to mark 100 years of the vehicle manufacturer. “Alive Geometry” is an approach that uses reconfigurable triangular shapes to provide the driver with information—such as directions—in a silent but clear manner. Related Topics: Automotive Design “If, as a designer, you are able to […]

Adding Auto Capacity… in Finland

Valmet Automotive has ordered more than 250 ABB robots for the production of Mercedes GLCs in Finland. Related Suppliers ABB Inc. Robtics Although you may not think “Finland” and “automotive manufacturing,” you should know that there is a company based in Uusikaupunki that has been building cars for a variety of manufacturers since 1969. The […]

Acura Design’s “North Star”

Prev Next Image Dave Marek, Acura global creative director, debuting the Acura Precision Concept at the 2016 North American International Auto Show. It is a direction for where they’re going to be taking Acura design, not simply a singular vehicle. “Internally you clay and clay and clay,” says Marek about working on the Acura Precision […]

A World View of Machining Centers

Prev Next Image DMG MORI i 50 horizontals facilitate fast, flexible and productive machining. The integration of extensive sensors and connectivity results in “Machine Tool 4.0.” Related Suppliers DMG MORI Steve Pegram has been in the machine tool industry for more than 25 years and has earned his status as an industry expert. From his […]

Virtual Reality Is Coming to Your Eyes

Prev Next Image IC.IDO from ESI Group creates real-time, physics-based, immersive 3D views. It’s currently targeted for industrial CAVE sites, not VR headsets. “You can render life when you’re interacting with scenery,” says Michael Kerausch, VR product marketing manager for ESI Group. But to do that takes a lot of compute processing, what with lighting, […]