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January 22, 2014

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KPMG's Global Automotive Executive Survey 2014
…finds that 52 percent of those surveyed believe that we'll have to wait six to 10 years before e-vehicles will become the cleanest and most efficient powertrain; 77 percent believe that OEMs are on the way to becoming pure mobility solution providers; and 61 percent forecast that vehicle production in Europe will rationalize and move to emerging markets. Key industry trends rated as "extremely important" or "very important" include market growth in emerging markets (85 percent), standardization of modules and increased use of platforms (78 percent) and downsizing and optimization of the internal combustion engine (76 percent).

The 64-page survey covers much more, including factors most likely to influence purchase decisions, expected changes in car prices and powertrain investments expected during the next 5 yr.
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MFG Meeting
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MFG Meeting
Hosted by three major trade associations – AMT, NTMA and PMA – The MFG Meeting brings together the complete chain of manufacturing to discuss the current and future state of the industry. With a dual focus on finding solutions to business challenges and networking with peers, The MFG Meeting helps industry leaders plan for the future and make connections today.
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Learn the latest developments in ERP software. Witness software demonstrations from leading suppliers; benefit from case-study presentations describing successful software-implementation projects and hear presentations from experts on ERP-software implementation strategies, vendor selection, training and other critical topics.
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> Remarks from the Auto Show—Lightweighting with Steel
Lawrence Kavanagh, president of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), addressed the media last week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, to discuss the continuing role of advanced high-strength steelsin lightweighting. Among his remarks:

"Steels available today can provide between 25 and 30 percent mass reduction to car companies right now…this level of mass reduction is sufficient for automakers to achieve 2025 fuel economy requirements without the increased use of alternative materials."

"Making alternative materials generates five to 10 times the emissions of steelmaking; this fact isn't disputed. What's disputed is how much of this emissions penalty from materials manufacturing can be made up by driving a lighter vehicle."

> Attending FABTECH Canada?
The show, slated for the Toronto Congress Centre March 18-20, 2014, includes two solid days of conference tracks (Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18-19), as well as a special 2-hr. focused track on Using Robotics in Metal Forming and Fabrication, scheduled for Thursday, March 20, beginning at 10:15.

Other tracks cover laser cutting, lean manufacturing, stamping/metalforming, fabricating, finishing and welding.

Here's the complete agenda, as well as pricing and registration information.

> Quarterly Report on Domestic Manufacturing
Predicts Notable Growth Through 2018

Last month the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity (MAPI) released its December 2013 quarterly U.S. Industrial Outlook, extending its typical 2-yr. forecast to 5 yr. and predicting an average annual growth rate for 2016 through 2018. Among its findings: manufacturing production grew about 2.1 percent in 2013, and is predicted to grow by 3.1 percent in 2014 and 4.1 percent in 2015. Here’s the 16-page report, which examines several markets including motor vehicles and parts production, household appliance production and fabricated-metal products.

January 2014 Issue of MetalForming

In This Issue:

> Manufacturing is Hot
—Spread the Word

Manufacturing not only offers terrific opportunities for rewarding careers, but its cool. That's the message heard loud and clear around the United States on Manufacturing Day 2013.

> Automotive Industry to Face Capacity Constraints
A new survey of the vendor tooling industry uncovers a $6 billion discrepancy in supply and demand. All is not lost, however, as we explore reasons for the projected capacity shortfall and reveal possible solutions.
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