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Are there immediate opportunities for door modules? . make up just over 14 percent of all side doors of vehicles produced in North America – Inside Line: CSM Worldwide – level-1 door modules or base modules

Are there immediate opportunities for door modules? . make up just over 14 percent of all side doors of vehicles produced in North America – Inside Line: CSM Worldwide – level-1 door modules or base modules – Brief Article Level-1 door modules (or base modules) make up just over 14 percent of all side doors […]

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Smart storage: JCI’s overhead system allows a driver to customize their overhead area – Supply Side

Smart storage: JCI’s overhead system allows a driver to customize their overhead area – Supply Side – customized storage systems from Johnson Controls Inc Andrea Wielgat Even though today’s vehicles are getting larger, the storage space is getting smaller and smaller. Johnson Controls Inc. developed a system that allows customized storage in the overhead area […]

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Glass adhesive

Glass adhesive Dymax Corp. has released a new line of nine adhesives for glass assemblies. Specific applications for the line of adhesives include: automotive glass sealing, fixture assembly and glass headlamp sealing. The adhesives were designed to cure in a few seconds upon exposure to moderate intensity 365 nanometer wavelength UV light. This cure rate […]

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Suppliers Segue into new business – The Supply Side – Segway scooter’s parts suppliers

Suppliers Segue into new business – The Supply Side – Segway scooter’s parts suppliers – Brief Article Gerry Kobe “Think” forward and with just the slightest forward tilt, the Segway scooter moves forward. “Think” stop and the Segway obediently stops. Think profit and you’re thinking the way several automotive suppliers did when they decided to […]

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200 Mercedes-Benz

200 Mercedes-Benz Mark Phelan Mercedes’ sleek new flagship looks to make a light lunch out of competing luxury cars. Mark Phelan There’s a sleek and dangerous ne shark cruising the school of luxury cars. Purposeful and predatory, the 2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class completes the redefinition of the Mercedes brand. No longer immune to price or the […]

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Understanding Emissions regulations

Understanding Emissions regulations – Process Environmental regulations on pollutant exhaust and fuel improvements are now commonplace around the globe, and as new standards are put into law, they are becoming stricter. Most regulations are drafted in three main regions–the United States, Europe and Japan–so confusion is commonplace when it comes to trying to make sense […]

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constant innovation has seen the development of many new systems to transfer power from the engine to the wheels. GETRAG has been in the business for over 70 years, and Automotive Industries talks to Bernd Eckl—head of Research, Development, Automatic Transmission Design and Direct Purchasing, Sales and Marketing about the latest trends

Putting power on the road—GETRAG: constant innovation has seen the development of many new systems to transfer power from the engine to the wheels. GETRAG has been in the business for over 70 years, and Automotive Industries talks to Bernd Eckl—head of Research, Development, Automatic Transmission Design and Direct Purchasing, Sales and Marketing about the […]

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Building Mercedes’ new sport-ute

Building Mercedes’ new sport-ute – Column Jim Harbour The plant requires twice the hours to build an M-Class that Ford takes to assemble an Explorer. When you’re hot, you’re hot, and that’s certainly the case of Mercedes-Benz’s M-Class. Buyers can’t seem to get enough of the new sport-utility vehicle, so the company’s U.S. plant in […]

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Polymer bearings – New Products

Polymer bearings – New Products – Brief Article The iglide line of polymer plain bearings is available in 13 material grades and over 3,000 sizes. Although each bearing grade addresses specific application parameters, all glide bearings share certain characteristics. The entire line is self-lubricating, eliminating the need for maintenance. DryLin linear bearings are dimensionally interchangeable […]

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2002 Mazda Protege 5 – Cars Worth Noting – Brief Article

2002 Mazda Protege 5 – Cars Worth Noting – Brief Article – Evaluation John Peter I can still remember the look of excitement on my 18-year-old’s face when he heard that Ford was bringing the 5-door Focus to the U.S. When did a 5-door sport compact become car enthusiast material? Well, after an enjoyable week […]