Tag Archives: automotive

American Axle & Manufacturing

Detroit company shows off new tech in Europe October’s International issue of Electrical Apparatus continues to highlight industry stories from every corner of the world. This week, we found another great example of a homegrown company from the United States’ own Motor City—a longtime manufacturing hub—flexing its new muscles by preparing for an overseas show […]

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Stay At The USMCA

Congressional approval still awaits as President touts ‘historic’ deal Updating a previous item, the United States, Mexico, and Canada inked a three-way agreement on North American trade on Monday. Colloquially being referred to as “the New NAFTA” by news outlets around the world, the agreement will officially be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). First, […]

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Beamer Bracketology

First mass-produced metal part manufactured by 3D printing We covered in this newsletter last week how 3D printing, with all its enormous potential, has reached a crucial juncture of safety, rights, and ethics now that it has become possible to make weaponry using the technology. This week, it’s back to the bright side of the […]

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Nikola Is Truckin’

You’re always hearing about Tesla. Here’s Nikola getting some recognition. Nikola Motors, the electric truck startup, announced it has hired Jesse Schneider as vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Considered an expert in the field of fuel cells, Schneider is an automotive industry veteran who spent most of his career working for BMW and Mercedes-Benz. […]

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M&A: Metal & Automotive

AZZ, Bosch, and Terzo round out an M&A update AZZ wins bid for Lectrus assets, including facility in Chattanooga. Fort Worth-based AZZ Inc., the metal coatings services company with over 70 years of industry experience, announced March 23 that it has completed the purchase of certain assets of Lectrus Corporation, according to a joint press release. The Chattanooga, […]

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From Model T to EV

Ford makes $11B commitment to electric market The automaker synonymous with the assembly line can now be added to the list of those committing to a much different vehicle for the future. Ford Motor Co. president of global markets Jim Farley announced at the Detroit auto show the company plans to invest $11 billion in […]

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Tempels of Zoom

Company known for its steel moving into German EV market Tempel, the Chicago-based producer of electric steel laminations for motors, generators and transformers, announced July 7 the opening of a new office for sales, strategic planning and engineering in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. The new office opens with the intention of giving Tempel a platform to explore its […]

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Volvo Going Electric

Swedish automaker announces all-electric line for 2019 Volvo announced Wednesday it plans to reinvent its product portfolio by centering its vehicles around the electric motor. The Swedish automaker famous for safe cars also offered insight on the future of the auto industry—and made press releases more interesting to read in the process. The opinion-infused release […]

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