Between the Molds: Ford recycles HP 3D printer powder waste in auto parts

Detroit, Michigan – In line with their recent push to reduce their carbon footprint, Ford is teaming up with HP to reuse spent 3D-printed powders and parts to make injection molded vehicle parts. These newly developed recycled materials are being used to manufacture injection-moulded fuel-line clips on F-250 trucks. This material has better chemical and […]

Almost All OEMs: Solera adds Toyota, Lexus to AudaVIN service

Westlake, Texas — Solera just announced that it will be expanding its Toyota and Lexus makes and models to AudaVin, a vehicle identification number (VIN) service. Having Toyota and Lexus with AudaVin means that the VIN service now covers 80 percent of vehicles on the road today in the United States.  Solera’s AI-based repair, estimating […]

Aging Autos: ARA encouraging use of ROE parts as vehicle ages rise

Manassas, Virginia —  The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is wanting vehicle owners, insurance companies and repair facilities to increase their use of recycled original equipment (ROE) automotive parts because the age of light vehicles in operation on U.S. roads has risen to 12.1 years, according to IHS Market reports.  Sandy Blalock, ARA executive director, says […]

Melting Materials: New plastics recycling program announced by Audi

Milton, Florida – Audi has completed a pilot project to recycle mixed automotive plastic waste using a chemical auto recycling process. Together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, Audi says it can take the many parts of a vehicle made of plastic into pyrolysis oil so that it can be used to make […]

Tracking Time: Electronic Logging Devices now mandatory

Ottawa, Ontario – Electronic logging devices are now mandatory in commercial trucks and busses travelling between provinces. The electronic logging devices (ELDs) replace the use of paper log books that drivers use to track the number of hours they are driving daily. Under federal hours of service rules, drivers are not allowed to drive more […]