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Articles from Automotive Design & Production (March 1, 2007)

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Cosma cuts weight & cost & improves the ride: Cosma thinks it has a new, less expensive way to manufacture body, chassis and suspension components, along with new thinking on how to configure truck suspensions. Kelly, Kevin M. 463
Designing a masterpiece: the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe isn't just a car. It is, in chief designer Ian Cameron's words, "The best-possible car.". Vasilash, Gary S. 878
Designing Audis: Stefan Sielaff and his staff of designers at Audi are working to fulfill the company's credo, "Vorsprung durch Technik" ("Progress Through Technology") both inside and out. Vasilash, Gary S. 739
Does Detroit matter? (Yes.): the domestic OEMs may have caused some of their problems, but shouldn't the rest of the country care? Harbour-Felax, Laurie 656
Engineering better steel barriers: protecting drivers and passengers is not just a function of making safer cars. Engineering safer road barriers matters, too. Kimberley, William 1188
Ford: the way beyond 2000; Ford is changing--again. But this time, things are different. Vasilash, Gary S. 951
Getting Nissan quality right from the start: Nissan's chief product planner talks about infusing quality into the product before it's made, the importance of a consistent "feel" and the limits of platform sharing. Sawyer, Christopher A. 1029
Give private equity a chance: Wall Street has had more than enough time to help influence the supplier turnaround. Now it's time to give someone else a chance. Kelly, Kevin M. 736
Global [begin strikethrough]cooling[end strikethrough] warming: the politically correct "debate" concerning climate change is about as insightful, useful, and benign as a Soviet show trial. Sawyer, Christopher A. 748
Land of the lost? Is the country that landed a man on the moon now incapable of making technological advances? Vasilash, Gary S. 861
Metaldyne: engineering a better suspension; Metaldyne is seeking to change the world of front vehicle suspensions with the advent of a system that reduces weight, improves ride and requires fewer parts to manufacture. Kelly, Kevin M. 670
More than just a fob. 84
Notable; Viewing the North American international Auto Show: sheet metal for today & tomorrow. Company overview 4829
Search by shape: new CAD-independent search engines automatically code and classify shapes for quick retrieval. Gould, Lawrence S. 1061
Steel improves C-Class structure: Mercedes engineers turned to new steel alloys to make the 2008 C-Class safer, stronger and lightweight. Kelly, Kevin M. 575
Steel: safety & sourcing small but strong. 757
Taking the lead: understanding how best to procure and engineer a product creates synergies that go straight to the bottom line. Uludag, Erkut 622
The resurrection of Saturn: what it learned here should help GM as it tries to revive its other divisions. Merkle, Erich 1161
Torque vectoring goes modular: Ricardo builds a lighter, smaller, less costly torque vectoring differential unit. Sawyer, Christopher A. 587

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