Laser processing revolutionizes prototype production of car tires

Jenoptik’s Light & Production Division announces cooperation with the 4JET Group to jointly drive the commercialization of innovative laser prototyping technology

The technology enables rapid prototyping of vehicle tires through precise laser material processing. In this process, individual profiles and designs are laser-generated into tires with a smooth tread and neutral sidewall. The process replaces the time-consuming manual carving of tires and thus significantly shortens development cycles and prototyping costs in tire development.

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Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. Announces Price Increases

Langley, BC (February 15, 2021) Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. has announced price increases for its commercial, OTR and consumer tires sold in Canada.  

Prices will increase up to 5% with variances by segment and business channel. Commercial and OTR tire price increases will be effective March 1, 2021 with consumer tire price increases effective April 1, 2021.

 

About Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc.

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. markets and distributes a full line of tires for high performance, passenger car, light truck, and commercial truck applications, as well as off-the-road tires for mining, forestry and construction applications. It maintains distribution centers across Canada to serve more than 1,000 independent tire dealers and well over 3,000 retail locations. yokohama.ca/.

 

Contact:

Diana Colosimo     

Brand Development Manager                               Susan Elliott        

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc.                               Elliott, Clark Communications, Inc.

1-800-810-9656 x1303                                      905-833-0826

mailto:diana.colosimo@yokohama.ca           susan.elliott@elliott-com.com

BFGoodrich Developed Windshield Wipers For Off-Roading

With dust, snow, mud, and water launching just about everywhere, off-roading can be quite a messy affair, which, in my opinion, is all part of the charm. Nevertheless, BFGoodrich has introduced a new set of off-road windshield wipers to make sure your visibility is never compromised. Off-roading is one of those things that can get real expensive real quick. You blink, and suddenly you’ve outfitted your rig with all kinds of cool accessories that you’ve heard you might need.

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Quebec Once Proposed Outlawing Motorcycle Riding In The Winter And It Sort Of Makes Sense

As Canada Moto Guide notes, much of Europe already has laws in place to require the use of winter tires for all vehicles in specific months. This alone takes a lot of motorcycles off of roads. However, some governments want to take it a step further: A couple of years ago, Quebec proposed a ban on motorcycles from its roads entirely during the winter months. During a cold ride to a flight lesson I realized it’s not entirely crazy.

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US 2020 auto sales slide 15%, but recovery stronger than expected

Pittsburgh — US new vehicle sales are forecast to have fallen about 15% year over year to 14.4 million units in full-year 2020, the lowest total since the beginning of the decade, but the industry’s performance finished the year stronger than anticipated, according to industry analysts.

Cox Automotive said strong December sales boosted the year’s final projection, according to a report Jan. 6.

“The final days of December appear to have been stronger than forecast, and a number of [automotive] OEMs have cited unexpected robust retail activity over the holidays,” said Charlie Chesbrough, Cox senior economist. “There was also no shortage of positive news in the last week of December, and that may have encouraged consumers and lifted sales – passage of the stimulus package, more certainty around the election outcome, coupled with a lot of vaccine news.”

 

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Fiat And Peugeot’s Stellantis Merger Is Good To Go

Fiat and Peugeot’s merger is inevitable, Mitsubishi dealers are very excited about the new Outlander, and Tesla. All that and more in The Morning Shift for December 21, 2020. Reuters had the story in October about the European Union’s final approvals, and Bloomberg says today that the merger officially is good to go. When consummated, FCA-PSA will be the fourth-biggest automaker. It is called “Stellantis” for some reason.

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Kingston Tire Shop Owner Shares His Customer’s Favourite Winter Tires

Selecting the right set of winter tires for your vehicle can be a daunting task — especially if you’re a first-time winter-tire user with minimal real-world experience on which to draw for your decision. After all, winter tires exist across a wide range of prices, styles, and intentions, with some better-suited to certain conditions and vehicles than others.

Read the source article at driving.ca

Are Democrats in Better Car-Buying Mood Than Republicans?

U.S. car dealers may see an increase in Democratic shoppers and, conversely, a decrease in Republican purchase intenders because of the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election, says Charlie Chesbrough, Cox Automotive’s senior economist.

“Democrats may be more likely to buy a vehicle” because they’re elated that Democrat Joe Biden is President-elect, he says, even though incumbent Donald Trump has yet to concede.

 

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Winter tires could save your life – don’t listen to the truthers

If haven’t got your winter tires on now, you may have to wait a while. Thanks to COVID-19, there could be a decrease in supply. Production slowed down once lockdowns went into effect last spring. Plus, closures meant some drivers couldn’t visit mechanics and spent the summer driving on their winter tires; now, those tires will need to be replaced. In the last few weeks, there has been a rush to get winter tires put on.

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DuPont sees strong annual profit as auto sector recovers, signals more cost cuts | Reuters

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Oct 29 (Reuters) – Industrial materials maker DuPont on Thursday forecast full-year profit above Wall Street expectations as it kept a tight check on costs and benefited from a recovery in the automotive industry, one of it biggest markets. The company, which makes everything from brake fluid to fabric used in protective garments, has been cutting costs to battle weak demand in several industries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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