The Cover Story of APF August 2017 edition explores the concept of lightweighting and downsizing of engines, highlighting the activities of major players in this direction. Engine downsizing helps in lowering fuel consumption and reducing carbon emission. Most manufacturers have been working on new design concepts, use of alternate materials for lightweighting and individual engine components for downsizing engines. APF Feature Story offers insight into the market of axle, a major component in any vehicle, highlighting the emerging technological developments undertaken by OEMs and their suppliers. Our Guest Column focuses on e-commerce and how MSMEs in auto component industry can leverage on online trade to transform their retail sales. APF August 2017 edition also contains reports on high-speed electric car chargers, two wheelers market, Ferrari’s SUV plans, Volkswagens’ connected cars, and much more. Read on to get the complete glimpse of the automotive industry.
Automotive Products Finder (APF) is an auto engineering magazine that looks into technology and components. Launched in 2005, the magazine is aimed at the engineers in the auto industry, and especially those who are in search of the latest developments in the field of automobiles and the industries related to it, may it be IT/Software, CAD/CAM, CAE, production systems/PLM/ERP, material handling, machine tools/special tools, assembly systems, specialized systems, garage equipment, service gadgets/diagnostics, accessories, etc. The readers include strategic sourcing teams, purchase engineers and those who are in a position to influence decisions and on a long-term.