Ford Develops 3D-Printed Locking Wheel Nuts

Better protection for your wheels with 3D-printed locking nuts

It’s one of the worst experiences for a driver – finding their car up on blocks (or sometimes not even off the road) with all four wheels gone. Now Ford has developed unique rim nuts that can make wheels more secure using 3D printing technology. Together with EOS, a leading supplier for high-end solutions in […]

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Toyota painting process

Toyota’s new painting process with highest coating efficiency in the world

Before the 1970s, corrosion in metal car bodies was a problem and one of the reasons was that the protective layer of primer paint was not effectively applied over the metal surfaces. It was manually sprayed on so there would be some little sections that may not have been covered. And like a cut in […]

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Lotus Evija factory

Lotus Evija production to start soon as new factory is completed

The new manufacturing facility where Lotus will build its Evija all-electric hypercar is being readied for final prototype production. Shortly after production commences in mid-2020, the first of 130 customers can expect deliveries of their cars. The first year’s production allocation is already designated to customers around the world. The hall is situated trackside next […]

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Proton X70

First Made-in-Malaysia Proton X70 officially rolls out at Tg. Malim factory

At long last, locally-made versions of the Proton X70 are now being released, one year and one day after it was launched in Malaysia as the first joint product of the DRB-HICOM partnership in the Malaysian carmaker. Until today, Proton has been making the X70 in China and bringing the SUV in as a completely […]

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Nissan

Nissan investing 33 billion yen on advanced manufacturing technologies globally (w/VIDEO)

Manufacturing technology in the Japanese auto industry has been constantly improving, enabling carmakers to deliver products that are of higher quality. Initially, the technologies were used in Japan but with the globalisation of the industry today, factories all over the planet also serve as production hubs for certain models, so they too need to have […]

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Nissan

Nissan has developed new technology to make custom body parts faster and at lower cost

For nearly as long as there have been cars, people have been collecting and customizing them. Until recently, however, if owners of classic cars wanted to replace a damaged bonnet or fender on an out-of-production model, they had to search through junkyards or hire a craftsman to make a one-off replacement (which might be costly). […]

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Hyundai to open first manufacturing plant in Indonesia

Hyundai Motor Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government of Indonesia to build its very first manufacturing plant in the country. Why Indonesia? Hyundai sees the country as a potential growth into the ASEAN markets as well as securing future growth engines in the global automotive market.

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Perodua IQM

Perodua centralises production of parts for old models with RM7 million investment

Perhaps you may not have realised it but many years after a model has ceased to be produced, genuine parts from the manufacturer are still available from its own service centres or authorised parts stockists. Some may be surplus stock but there will also be many parts that continue to be made after production of […]

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Polestar factory in Chengdu (2)

Polestar 1 production underway in Chengdu, China

Having received its World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI) that makes it a recognised vehicle manufacturer, Polestar is set to accelerate ahead at its first production facility located in Chengdu, China. This new Polestar Production Centre sets a new industry benchmark in electric vehicle manufacture and will produce the Polestar 1 – an exclusive, carbonfibre-bodied Electric Performance […]

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