Aug 2005

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--- Fabryka Lozysk Tocznych - Krasnik S.A. - The Fair Play Enterprise
Polish bearing manufacturer Fabryka Lozysk Tocznych - Krasnik S.A. (the Krasnik Rolling Bearings Factory, Joint Stock Company) has been awarded The Fair Play Enterprise certificate. more...
--- From vision to reality: Telematics for everyone
Fiat Auto and Microsoft have joined forces to develop a modular entry-level telematics system claimed to be the first standardized end-to-end solution that is affordable for everyone. more...
--- Modern Interior Design for Enhanced Individuality in Automobiles
The Drxlmaier Group, located in Germany/Bavaria, has partnered with BMW in the development of interior and electrical systems for the new BMW 1 Series. more...
--- Cikautxo staying cool
Out of sight is never out of mind for auto makers and their suppliers what happens under the hood and elsewhere unseen by the motorist is what ultimately determines the success of a vehicle. more...
--- AIDC guiding the growth of the South African automotive industry
South Africas automotive industry is proving extremely resilient and continues to grow in the face of global competition and pressure on prices. more...

Features



--- New focus at Ford
The new Ford Focus is the product of Ford Motor Companys Global Shared Technologies initiative. Sharing elements of its underlying architecture with the Focus C-MAX, the Volvo S40/V50 and the Mazda3, the Focus range benefits from shared engineering efficiencies while retaining its unique character and driving quality, he says. more...
--- Automotive Supplier Park next to Mercedes plant in East London, South Africa
Component suppliers to a Mercedes Benz plant in East London, South Africa, have the opportunity to position themselves optimally for both exports and local delivery. more...
--- BMW 2 Series partnership in action
Engineers from BMW and its supplier companies have worked together to develop the marques first compact class automobile - the BMW 1 Series. more...
--- The challenges of customer choice
BMW and its suppliers have developed manufacturing and logistics systems that allow customers to change the equipment of a BMW 1 Series that has already been ordered up just eight days before the start of assembly. more...
--- Magnesium-powered BMWs
BMW has signed a long-term agreement with Magnesium Elektron to supply the magnesium alloy that will be used on the latest generation of 6 cylinder petrol engines, launched in the autumn of this year on the new 6 series and due out on the new 3 series in Spring 2005. more...

Trends



--- Honeycomb for Energy Absorption
Hexweb honeycomb has been shown to be one of the most efficient materials available for energy absorption, according to Greene. This property can be attributed to an almost constant crush force exhibited through the length of the crush stroke which, in the case of aluminium honeycomb can be 70 to 80% of the original thickness. more...
--- Bumper Beams case study
TowFlex fabric products provide performance and manufacturing benefits for BMW M3 Bumper Beams. more...
--- New thermoplastics powering auto design - Hexcel
Continuous fibre reinforced thermoset composite materials have become established in aerospace, sporting goods, and industrial markets due to their acknowledged benefits vs. metals; including reduced weight, corrosion resistance, and design freedom. more...
--- Breaking the language barrier
Words are both an essential tool and a potential barrier to effective communication particularly in the globalised automotive industry where people need to transfer information across language barriers, international borders and through time zones. more...
--- Converging voice with navigation at competitive cost
German-based Cullmann has developed a new platform which it believes is the first of a new generation of communication systems, says Lars Schultheiss, Managing Director. more...
--- Producers required to take responsibility for entire life-cycle of vehicle
Companies throughout the European auto supply chain have to take a fresh look at their supplier and distribution agreements because of �cradle to grave� legislation already in force, having late side effects from which the industry will suffer in less than two years. more...
--- Aleris lightening the environmental load
There are more environmental advantages to using aluminium in auto manufacture than the weight savings if suppliers look at the entire supply chain, which includes supplying molten material to the downstream users and the recycling of the metal at the end of the vehicle?s life. Steve Demetriou of Aleris talks to Automotive Purchasing News about some of the latest developments. more...



























































































































































































































































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