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How Much of Your New Vehicle is Made from Recycled Products?

July 23, 2018

It is common knowledge that recycling protects the environment. But, recycling can also save money for the automotive industry. In light of recent tariffs, automotive manufacturers would be remiss if not considering use of recycled materials. New cars are increasingly composed of recycled products. Below is a…

Engineering Students Take Lifesaving Concept to Market

July 16, 2018

A little money and a lot of advice goes a long way for a budding entrepreneur. Take it from the two Hokie engineering student founders of Park & Diamond, a young startup that makes collapsible, sleek helmets. These helmets are not safety certified for motorcycles, but they…

Tips to Avoid Warm Weather Car Issues

July 13, 2018

During the Summer months anyone would rather have fun over attending to car maintenance. Taking time to prevent minor issues from becoming major car trouble can save up to $1,200 a year in emergency repairs. Keep you and your loved ones safe by following these tips to bypass the common…

Revolutionizing Manufacturing with Nanotechnology

July 11, 2018

With each day, new and better technologies are disrupting the manufacturing industry to help operate their businesses efficiently. Presently, there is a lot of buzz around the use of nanotechnology that allows manufacturers to build quality products at reduced cost. Materials that are brittle can become…

Helicopter to Fly on Mars in 2020

July 09, 2018

AeroVironment, Inc. of Monrovia, California revealed its critical role in collaborating with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California to build the “Mars Helicopter” for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. Program officials plan to have the Mars Helicopter flying on Mars in less than three years.  …

Protecting Workers from Heat Stress

July 06, 2018

The body reacts to high external temperature by circulating blood to the skin which increases skin temperature and allows the body to give off its excess heat through the skin. However, if the muscles are being used for physical labor, less blood is available to…

Oh Long May it Wave

July 04, 2018

Every day that we exercise our rights and freedoms in America, we celebrate Independence Day.  Sustained Quality Group wishes you a great Fourth of July and every other day of independence throughout the year.

Engineering Pedestrian Safety

July 02, 2018

The need for advanced technologies to prevent cars from striking people is gaining greater urgency amid heightened awareness of the nation’s pedestrian safety crisis. Automakers and suppliers are developing an array of systems to avert accidents, including safer infotainment systems and crash-avoidance technology. About 73-80…

Value and Global Share of Smart Manufacturing

June 29, 2018

Smart manufacturing is the use of The Internet of Things (IoT) devices to improve efficiency and productivity of manufacturing operations. Many manufacturing facilities and production lines are undergoing process changes for these technology updates. According to a recent estimation by McKinsey, the potential economic impact…

Trump Promises to “Even Out” Auto Industry Trade Imbalance

June 27, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the government is finishing a study of tariffs on cars imported to the United States, while a U.S. automobile manufacturers’ group warned that placing new tariffs on imported cars will drive consumer prices up thousands of dollars per…