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  • New innovations in manufacturing change how your car is held together

    Automotive manufacturers have a lot of priorities to balance – fuel economy, safety, cost, increased customer expectations and keeping manufacturing efficient as new innovations come into play. As cars use different materials to keep them lighter, the way they are held together is also changing.

    2018-05-138 Automotive,Transportation,Manufacturing New innovations in manufacturing change how your car is held together
  • Creating a game-changing abrasive

    A scientist’s the hunt for the next big breakthrough

    2017-04-94 Automotive,Transportation,Manufacturing Creating a game-changing abrasive
  • Cars are her canvas: An artist builds a career in collision repair

    Elise Groenewold says she notices some people are quietly skeptical when she enters the shop. That is until they see her sanding, welding and painting.

    2018-06-156 Automotive,Manufacturing Cars are her canvas: An artist builds a career in collision repair
  • The tiny technology that brightens your phone could lead to more patient-friendly shots

    More than 60 years ago, an advance in technology changed the way we make things. That discovery improves dozens of applications that help us see road signs better, have more efficient abrasives and have access to microneedles that may soon provide us with patient-friendly shots.

    2017-10-284 Manufacturing,Automotive The tiny technology that brightens your phone could lead to more patient-friendly shots
  • Scientists explain how they test sound in one of the quietest rooms on earth

    There exists a place that will eat any echo. “It is so quiet you can hear your heart beat,” says scientist Tom Hanschen. The sound is damped, so there is no echo or reverberation in the room. It is literally one of the quietest places you will find.

    2017-10-298 Transportation,Automotive Scientists explain how they test sound in one of the quietest rooms on earth
  • Why lightweighting? Striking the balance between safe, comfortable cars and fuel efficiency

    You may remember a time when your car didn’t have GPS, heated seats and charging stations. We continue to ask for more comforts in our vehicles, but automakers also need to keep cars fuel efficient and lightweight.

    2018-02-57 Manufacturing,Automotive,Transportation Why lightweighting? Striking the balance between safe, comfortable cars and fuel efficiency
  • Watch him at work: This car wrapper traveled 9,000 miles to perfect his trade

    It’s a long way from South Africa to Minnesota, but not too far for Vaughn Repsold. He traveled almost 9,000 miles to perfect his vehicle-wrapping technique.

    2018-06-170 Automotive,Manufacturing Watch him at work: This car wrapper traveled 9,000 miles to perfect his trade
  • Filling the gap: How to meet the demand for skilled professionals

    Your home. Your car. Your Wi-Fi. After air, food and water, those are some of your most basic needs, right? The things we rely on to function day-to-day exist because someone builds them, installs them and keeps them going. But a lack of workers in critical professions mean businesses, individuals and governments are having difficulty completing construction and other infrastructure work.

    2018-07-212 Manufacturing,Automotive,Safety,Design & Construction Filling the gap: How to meet the demand for skilled professionals
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