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  • Steel wars

    December 5th 2018

    Tariffs on goods such as steel could have a major impact on the way in which vehicles are made and sold. Michael Nash sheds some light on the matter

  • Groupe PSA opens powertrain plant

    December 5th 2018

    India – The new plant will be used to make powertrain components for both the local and export markets

  • Passing the test

    December 3rd 2018

    As modern vehicles become more sophisticated, production testing technologies and processes need to keep up. Mike Farish looks at developments with both carmakers and tier suppliers

  • The clean machines

    November 29th 2018

    Paintshop cleanliness is a vital aspect of the coating application process. Mike Farish finds out what it takes to keep the paint finish blemish-free

  • Going gets tough for Ghosn

    November 28th 2018

    With scandal, acrimony and lurid accusations surrounding its architect Carlos Ghosn, the resolve of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance will be severely tested.

  • Cool paint for hot cars

    November 27th 2018

    Ferrari is renowned for the high quality paint finish on its super cars. So creating a workable paint formulation that would cure at much lower temperatures without compromising these exacting standard would be a challenge. PPG’s Technical director, William Brunat, discusses the project with Nick Holt

  • A focus on fibres

    November 27th 2018

    Lightweight, high-strength benefits are being offset by materials and process costs. James Bakewell looks at the challenges of making carbon fibre cost effective

  • Sticking together

    November 27th 2018

    The use of a wide variety of materials throws-up significant production challenges and chief among those is joining. How can this plethora of materials be fixed together without affecting their structural integrity or their individual characteristics? James Bakewell finds out

  • Driving the future of e-mobility

    November 23rd 2018

    Henkel is responding to changes in the automotive industry with a range of technologies for the emerging trend towards e-drive modules

  • Electric nutrunners lower costs

    October 31st 2018

    A new line of NeoTek smart tools includes a nutrunner that is lighter, more durable and more efficient