Talkin’ Bout My Generation – FormingWorld

This article first appeared in the February 2023 Automotive Special Issue of MetalForming magazine (, and is reprinted here with permission granted by the Precision Metalforming Association. You’ve probably seen references to 3rd Gen steels—implying that there are 1st and 2nd Gen steels as well. This article explores their similarities, differences and evolution. The automotive […]

What Car Made You Do a Double Take at a Used Car Lot?

Photo: Chevrolet I love driving past used car lots. It’s basically a spectator sport for me, which is thrilling and exciting, and full of hope but also disappointed. Every now and then, I’ll run into something unexpected, like a Chevy SS or Jeep Wrangler Unlimited LJ. When that happens, I usually spend the next few […]

How to Protect Yourself When Buying a Used Car in 7 Easy Steps – Consumer Reports

Why you should: Even if the car looks super-clean and the seller promises it was driven gently, you should get an expert opinion on its roadworthiness. What you should do: Given today’s incredibly hot used-car market, it can be a challenge to have a vehicle inspected by a reliable mechanic. With so many people looking […]

Join the AutoForm Global Webinar: Evolving BiW Assembly Process Development, April 13, 2023

With the launch of AutoForm Assembly in 2021, users quickly became aware of the significance of developing their assembly processes while accounting for tolerances, gravity, part springback and hemming impact. We are now moving towards an evolution in assembly process development that with improved joining methods, optimized shimming and teaching capabilities, and better handling of […]

Characteristic curves of Hydraulic Turbines

Hydraulic machines are defined as those machines which convert either hydraulic energy (energy possessed by water) into mechanical energy (which is further converted into electrical energy ) or mechanical energy into hydraulic energy. The hydraulic machines, which convert the hydraulic energy into mechanical energy, are called turbines while the hydraulic machines which convert the mechanical […]