Navy Engineers Explore the World of Additive Manufacturing

Mr Guy Newton: It’s exciting, it’s new.
There’s the old way and then there’s the new way, now, and the new way’s pretty exciting.
I think it’s gonna change everything we do. I think [in] the future for additive manufacturing,
our role is going to be very important. It’s gonna give the fleet the ability to possibly
print the stuff on the ship as they need it, when they need it. Mr. David Price: It is remarkably fun to just
watch, and sit back and then realize that, you know, you’ve designed something that
didn’t exist before, and now you’re printing it out of something that is just a liquid. Mr Guy Newton: The guys out there on the ship,
they need something, they need it now, usually. Right now, you know, if you’re out at sea
20, 30 thousand miles, it takes a while to get parts out there. The aircraft can’t
fly out directly, it’s gonna take a week or two to get the part there. They can actually
push the button, hit the part, give it a couple hours, put it on the aircraft, it’s gonna
make everything wonderful out there. This gives us that ability to fill that hole or
fill that void out there, get ‘em back in the game. It’s saves time and money in a
lot of different ways, and over the life of the program, it saves hundreds of thousands
of dollars, if we can do that quickly. Mr. Gabe Draguicevich: In the middle of the
F18, there is a bulkhead. It’s a panel that goes across the center section of the F18.
That particular section was developing a crack. That crack had to be repaired. The one standard
replacement of that is to basically take that bulkhead out and put a new one in. It costs
about a million dollars to do that repair. We created a 3D model that was then given
to us in manufacturing. We grew a 3D-printed part overnight so that the engineer could essentially
do that fit check. With that nod and that approval, we then went on to create the metal
one. We are estimating that the cost savings there is around 700 to 800 thousand dollars.
Now, as a standard repair, it’s estimated it’s about 20 to 25 thousand dollars to
repair per aircraft, versus a million dollar replacement. Mr. Chris Root: My belief is that the future
designs that are yet to come, are starting to come now. Unmanned air vehicles, some of
the systems that can be designed, we design so differently because you have the freedom
of 3D design. Design flexibilities are going to be tremendous, things are going to be lighter,
smaller, and with the new material properties that are being developed, those are gonna
allow us to do even more. So, the designs are coming. We’re hoping to use some of
those tools to design replacement parts. Mr Guy Newton: Right now, we’re starting
to get into the titaniums, steels, those types of things. Once we do that, it’s gonna basically
change the world. But it’s also gonna be innovation at its best.

Linking ecology and economy | Dr. Koert van Mensvoort | TEDxAruba

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Gravity Industries take flight in Dubai

I'm Richard browning I'm founder and chief test pilot from gravity I'm hearing G by flying the thousand horsepower jet engine flight suit the inspiration came from a whole number of different avenues really so my whole family background was in in Aeronautics innovation design and I'd spent a career in business and building up startups and things I like taking on challenges I spent some time in the robbery preserve as well I I just relish an opportunity where somebody says something can't be done and then to see whether you can learn buy lots of state failures to get to the point of proving it can be done so the challenge really we've made very quick progress by constantly iterating and learning from lots of safe failures challenges we faced were numerous I mean you're trying to propel a human body with 40 kilos of equipment in a way that no one's dumb across so it's endless the list of things we had to overcome so this has been seen by millions of people all over the world 45 events now in 16 countries we've done collaborations with military search and rescue groups we're building up an air race team we can actually have pilots chasing each other racing each other on pylons we're going to be able to actually have guests to come along to our flight training center we've got in the UK and we might build out elsewhere where you can get to feel what it's like to be at the center of a thousand horsepower of jet engine for us we've had some amazing clients come through that already so that's not even talking about the technology evolution we've got a lot of plans coming out which will reveal a lake in the year thank you exposure you

Manufacturing in space could save life on Earth | James Orsulak | TEDxMileHigh

all of the resources that we've ever used as a civilization have come from the same place everything all the energy the fuels minerals metals construction materials the water the air that you're breathing right now every resource that we've ever used has come from the same place Earth now this actually presents a severe problem because when we study biological history we very quickly see that any time there's a dominant species in a finite ecosystem consuming a limited amount of resources that species will collapse now that collapse usually begins at 50% when a species has converted 50% of its environment the ecosystem becomes unstable and it changes it's no longer suitable for that particular species now here's the scary part there's 7 billion people on this planet we are the dominant species and we have converted 43 percent of the available land mass on earth by the year 2050 there will be 9 billion people on our planet and we will be well past 50% that means most of the people sitting in this auditorium will see this begin we don't know exactly what it's gonna look like we don't know exactly what the impact is gonna be but the worst case scenario is the end of the human race because earth is no longer suitable for human life now the reason that this problem exists because it's in our nature human beings consume resources they alter their environment so they can reproduce it's the very definition of biological life the problem is we're running out of room we're running out of resources and now we're running out of time so we need a plan what if what if there was a way that we could make our ecosystem bigger if we expand our view and we look out into space we see that all the resources we hold a value here at home energy fuels metals water are available in nearly infinite quantities in our solar system what if there's a way we could use those resources to prevent the collapse of our civilization now I know that sounds impossible sounds like science fiction but I have a different viewpoint than you do I work with some of the smartest people in the world engineers who have consistently landed robots on other planets a lot of scientists rocket scientists data scientists planetary scientists artificial intelligence experts I'm the head of strategic partnerships for the largest asteroid mining company in the world and I believe we can use the resources of space to save our planet we have proven again and again that we know how to destroy an environment now it's time for us to prove that we can save it from my vantage point I see that there's more computing power in your car's key fob then we use to send the astronauts to the moon that means we can do incredible things in space with cheap affordable robots for the very first time in history we've amassed the the technological toolkit that we need to dispatch autonomous robotic explorers out into the solar system to find and access these resources and put them to work imagine a future where the resources we need do not only come from this planet a future where we have access to the vast resources of space and we are using them to improve life here on earth that's the future I'm going to show you it all starts with water see today if you want water in space you have to take that resource you have to load it under a rocket you have to launch it into space and that's a shame because there's a lot of water in space there's water and asteroids there's water in comets there's water on the poles of our Moon there's water on other planets water is everywhere in space and that's a good thing because water is one of the most critical resources we will need you see this plan involves a lot of robots but it also involves a lot of people people will be living and working in space to make this possible and those people need water for sustenance for hygiene for growing food but water in space is also fuel if we pass water through an electrical field we can produce liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen that's high efficiency rocket propellant so if we source water from space and turn it into rocket propellant we can set up fuel depots in the solar system gas stations and when we do that for the very first time we have access to this new resource base because we're not trying to launch all our fuel from Earth and now that we have access we can turn our sights to the next step construction you see asteroids are also made of pure high-quality metals nickel iron cobalt platinum this is the first object that was created from an asteroid it was 3d printed from a meteorite it's very heavy it's very strong you would never want to launch something like this into space from earth but if you source metals from space and feed them to orbital construction robots which by the way that's already a thing we already have that then you can create structures that are no longer limited by size see this is the International Space Station this is the most expensive object humans have ever built it cost a hundred billion dollars why was it so expensive well it was created using the resources of Earth have turned into products loaded onto rockets launched into space and then assembled by humans but that's backwards it doesn't make sense anymore that's like roughly the equivalent of you saying living in Europe and saying I'm gonna move to the United States and build a house there but I'm gonna ship all the materials to build that house across the ocean all the wood the metal the plumbing the electrical the showerheads you're gonna ship it all across the ocean when all of the resources you need are already there at your destination it doesn't make sense we can reduce the cost and logistical inefficiencies of building large livable structures in space by a factor of a hundred by simply source we need from our destination so we can build things in space what should we build well energy is the single largest driver of resource consumption in the world we mined for coal we drill for oil and natural gas we mined for metals to build our wind plants we mined for silicon to make our solar panels we mined for nickel to make batteries so we can store it one thing remains the same as the population grows so does the energy demand so does the resource consumption that goes with it we have always assumed that our energy production must happen here on earth because there's never been an alternative because we haven't built one if we use the resources of space we can create massive kilometer scale solar farms in space these huge facilities will capture the energy of the Sun that shines in space 24 hours a day and beam that energy back to earth the technology to do this exists today but it's simply too expensive when we try to use the resources of Earth but if we use the resources in space we can create planetary scale macro grids you've heard of the electricity grid maybe you've heard of the micro grid this is the opposite this is a planetary scale power generation system it's the energy that we need and the energy is in space it's not the resources buried under our feet so we have water fuel construction capabilities now power we have all of the utilities we need to build cities in space orbital megastructures spun up to produce artificial gravity so they're liveable for large populations these are emerging today as commercial space stations their research labs for sovereign astronauts from around the world hotels for adventurous tourists certainly but the primary function of these facilities will be manufacturing we will build things in space starts with satellites and spacecraft why would we want to build satellites in space well today when we build a satellite it's constrained by the rocket that takes it to space it has to be built and designed to fit on top of that rocket and it has to be designed to survive the violent rocket launch through the atmosphere but if we remove that constraint we can build things that are as big as our imagination and vastly more capable and if we've come this far we can take the final step and we can start to solve our resource crisis we can move our industrial manufacturing into space all of it you see manufacturing is resource consumption we use the resources of Earth we turn them into manufactured products so that we can sell them and do useful things that is what drives commerce on earth but what if we reverse that what if we gather and harvest all of our raw materials and resources from deep space and import them to an orbital manufacturing ring around the planet and then return only the finished products to the surface let's use your smartphone as an example this was created using raw materials from Earth yet every single one of the raw materials in this exists in infinite quantities in space the most expensive component of your phone is platinum and platinum is readily available in near-earth asteroids passing by us all the time this is created here on earth using the resources of earth and a factory that produces emissions consumes resources they use toxic chemicals like benzene to produce this and that factory produce hazardous waste that's the byproduct of manufacturing that's the bad stuff poisons toxins heavy metals radiation the problem is all of the hazardous waste from manufacturing is stuck with us here in the finite ecosystem that we live in it's poisoning our air our water our fish our wildlife our food our kids do you know where this should not be made in the only breathable atmosphere that we know of anywhere a resource that we take for granted every minute of every day so if we do this we reverse the human supply chain we push all of our mining and manufacturing outside the atmosphere what have we done we've now zoned the earth for residential access only imagine if you walked outside one day and there were no factories no power plants no refineries no oil rigs no pipelines to protest and instead we simply allow the planet to return to a more natural state we intentionally stabilize our environment we'd have more space here on earth more room for the population because we're not trying to live on top of our consumable resource base and to be clear this is not a vision about scarcity and yes we still have to conserve all the precious resources we have here at home but this is a vision about abundance it's about having access to all the resources we need to grow as a civilization they're simply coming from a different place now I know I know this sounds impossible but it's happening fast faster than you could ever imagine and it's already started my kids are too by the time they are in high school they will see operational asteroid mines they will grow up in a world knowing that the resources we need do not simply come from only this planet as a parent this gives me a lot of hope because I want to create a world for those kids that gets better and better not worse and worse and when someone asks them why should we be exploring space when we have so many problems here at home they will know the answer to that the resources of space are the solutions to our greatest problems it is only by exploring space that we safeguard this world the one that matters the most this is what I ask of you believe that this is possible because for the very first time in human history it is possible when we access the infinite resources of space we do so so we can protect and preserve the single most important asset that we know of anywhere in the universe the only place that we know of that can support human life our home Earth thank you [Applause]

Science and technology in the primary industries

the primary industry has got the greatest growth potential perhaps of any of our industries if we use science properly we've just got to get over the mindset that agriculture is low technology it's in fact very high technology although I think we're only a small part up the ladder we really need to take advantage of the fact that we have not just really strong primary industries here but we have absolutely fantastic high-tech innovative researchers we don't get stuck and what is traditionally done we think about how we can we look at a production system and how we can tweak that to have a more valuable product going out for New Zealand for me the way else I get views is the really important thing that it goes to help industry to do things better to make their industry more sustainable in the long run both economically but obviously environmentally as well we start with things like and auto-steer on the tractor and once you got it on one you got to have it on them also your turn at the end at the button automatically drives to the far in but that allows us to spatially apply different products and fertiliser in different areas to match exactly what the crop mean the returns are huge the opportunities that even the crops up it just means that we can really drive productivity without actually necessarily using as much fertilizer there is much more need to collaborate with those producers overseas in the importers and exporters and that brings together scientists from I guess all over the world also from the different disciplines of science certainly when I sort of am anticipating thing about Martin I'm out it is all of it has been informed by an evidence base just like there's no endpoint to science you know it's something that's constantly evolving and we're developing our understanding and you know deepening our knowledge we can do the same thing both with Martin and also the relationship between the two and how we can use some uplift in performance productivity and profitability is going to come from research and technology is going to come from innovation innovation is kind of part about it's become part of our culture so everyone that works here knows that what we do is we redefined the future we try and improve the lives of our customers you know so we're constantly trying to change the way farmers use their technology there's so much more complexity to the forestry sector it's not just the person on chainsaw cutting a tree down our field operations are changing so much we've got robotics coming in we've got UAVs we've got laser technologies that we use from the sky it's a constantly changing world and it's just so fascinating you can be working with you know the Callahan institutes and the reddit's and be creating products that are high value and branding those and then carrying them to the world with our New Zealand imagery we've got this challenge we're not local but we can use technology to make ourselves local and you know that's a huge opportunity for us to reposition where we sit in the supply chain there's a lot of areas there that science is used now and I think that what I would want to see and hope for the young people can see is that this is somewhere they can develop a passion

Lew Later On Manufacturing Moving From China To Taiwan

the world's top bicycle maker says the era of made in China is over how about that for a headline Bloomberg that's a headline on Bloomberg right now the bicycle company giant probably heard of them very popular the giant manufacturing is moving us orders to a Taiwan Factory the chairwoman says the company acted swiftly on Trump's tariff threat if you look at this article you see that Intel's considering the same thing as well as a bunch of other huge companies it's amazing how quickly will may be quicker than I could have even imagined or would have you know I talked in the past I'm like man you really gotta appreciate when you go to China you see the supply chain you see the manufacturing you're like something's going on over here how do they make it all happen what's the mechanics and things and then and then you get people saying oh they'll just move this production to the US Foxconn Wisconsin and you're like I don't know man like I don't know footballs on Sunday you know what I'm saying I'll be at the Raptors parade if you just can't picture it here in North America but what surprised me is how quickly these companies basing Taiwan specifically can just take it and go oh 25% tariff yeah we got what factory what do you mean what do you need a phone what do you need a bike yeah we still got Taiwan you know that's a it's surprising how quickly it could just shift things over including Bonnie to hear the chairwoman she had no problem she's like look it's a little bit of a headache so to move move our operations over there and in the meantime I believe in this article she says they got a ramp up they got to get extra production hurt hurt how about that for a quote from from from Bonnie to look at her what's a bicycle like she she's spicy she's active uh for an older lady you can see she's not on the bike I mean I'm not calling her old I mean she actually you know staying actually as far as I'm concerned so you want to come on the show Bonnie we can we can talk about you know anyhow look at this quote we started moving before he shut his mouth she's talking about Donald Trump what mid-sentence later it's too easy it's scary that they could just distribute this thing they could just move this production around that rapidly they're also setting up a factory in Hungary like it says the world is shrinking it seems and yeah maybe because of efficiencies and training and equipment possibly automation maybe transplanting transporting some of these operations not as complicated as we originally thought maybe we're destined to see a distribution again a quote here from Bonnie the world is no longer flat borrowing from Thomas Friedman's book whose title is a metaphor for viewing the world as a level playing field for companies and trade the concept is no longer affordable in every place they just put all their eggs in a china basket because the Chinese are very capable now the trade war is basically forcing people to rethink their entire global sourcing strategy so she's saying all this stuff the company's stocked you see what I did there those of you that are just listening the arm went up in the air the company's stock skyrocketing nine point eight percent on Monday their willingness to quickly steer orders away from China is to you can apply or you can what am I looking for here well you can associate the the growth and the jump in their ability to do that and you could get it you can catch a graph on the original article if you want more information you could go check it out on Bloomberg but it's a showcase I chose this particular story because of what it indicates here now a bicycle is not a smartphone but Foxconn huge smartphone maker for Apple and others based in Taiwan so I chose this article because it's evidence that this can happen it's evidence that the customer has a ton of power in this negotiation in this conversation the destination of the product and the tariffs at the destination dictate the behavior of the supplier the world is full apparently of potential suppliers in different geographic region even those that have huge operations currently in China appear to be unfazed given the potential here of this tariff they're unfazed they just go ok we move it along we keep it moving you know and there's all kinds of consequences for this well from a geopolitical perspective you didn't know this was a politics show we'll just give you the 101 here you know it's just that it's just a it's just an overview but just keep this in mind when you're thinking about this negotiation you're thinking about companies like Huawei you're thinking about your next smart phone keep this in mind there's a lot going on behind the scenes that could influence influence your next purchase in these departments and you could see increases in costs as well you're going you move the bike over here maybe it's not a 25% tariff but maybe there is a slight increase in cost same could be said for your iPhone you might expect that price to go up further from where it currently is it's quite possible just because of the headache

Japanese SMEs specialize in innovation and technology

Japan's economic powerhouse depends on the energy and creative width of small and medium-sized enterprises in fact SMEs produce most of the components that go into Japanese manufacturing and the account for 70% of all private sector jobs in this global Japan we take a look at some of them you can see how they're connected to the rest of the world our first stop is Kyoto Japan's former capital and home to a family-owned and globally connected machine tool company called hilltop it started in the 1960s with four employees making ball bearings now with a hundred fifty staff here and abroad including Europeans and Americans they make precision parts for entire machines for the auto industry aerospace medical sector and other high-tech mouki Yamamoto is the founders grandson he says being interconnected is the key to their company promise that they can make specialty orders for prototypes within five days imaging their Ali MacGraw sit on this killer more five days means that we're now producing by automation for example running a factory 24 hours a day is very complicated if it's mass production a lot of places are doing it around the clock but for specific products in small quantities there are very few to make those specialty products hill tops factory uses a battery of precision machines they're both data and human driven connected between hilltops facilities and its clients our speciality is that we collect technical knowledge from professionals and put it in a database that everyone can use at hill tops research and development lab alt one onto the euro is a French engineer working closely with an international team on this smart factory transporter for example well not financially we didn't learn things in the same way and we don't look at things in the same way so it ends up bringing up breath of fresh air to the company it's not just different countries but people thinking in a different way I gathered here and I think it's an environment to create great things we move on to Osaka Japan's second largest city it has a shopping mall that includes a place for startups and other firms to try out their ideas on the public it's called knowledge capital it's also a venue for business networking knowledge capitals general producer Takuya Nomura says that after five years it has more than 2,000 members and more than three hundred partner organizations for business people and land researchers reaction from the general public is difficult to get and to understand the fact that we're showing here allows them to get feedback from the public we check out some of those companies in the lab how about paintings copied with 3d imaging using a joystick to navigate called view paint it took months of research digging through historical data indicate on your day of course we want people to enjoy watching this knowledge capital staff communicators absorb the different opinions for us and being able to hear the voice of the customer can lead to the next action and use it for the next creation and that's the value in it one architectural firm turns 3d models into notepads which turned back into 3d models when you remove the pages they include Japanese and international landmarks as well as modern designs to present our technologies to the world to be together with the public knowledge capital goes to many trade fairs around the world they invite us and we participate at every opportunity and finally the dream of being somewhere you are not high presence puts an interactive tablet on wheels that allow someone to shop or visit a place and interact with people there we talk to the founder connected from London you might be the salesperson or you might be the challenged person in an art gallery or museum or in the shops or shopping center and you can take me around those people who wants to be in two places at one time to really make that happen just a few examples of startups and SMEs making it happen in high-tech manufacturing as well as the shift toward a more service-based economy by connecting with consumers and customers that's all for now on global japan from all of us here on the Euro news team we say sayonara and thanks for watching


bricky generally speaking it's quite easy to distinguish a building puts up by professionals from any construction made by amateurs especially when it comes to brick buildings bricky is a compact and lightweight device which allows any beginner in the construction industry to become a pro it is easy to use and allows you to create buildings that meet professional standards basically brick II is a mold in which the masonry mortar is poured the manufacturer offers three sizes to build a hundred and 2.5 millimeter a hundred and forty millimeter and two hundred and fifteen millimeter thick walls these parameters are standard and are widely used on construction sites around the world bricky allows the mortar to be placed in a uniform and tidy layer while saving material if there is too much mortar it is simply moved to the edges of the mold and used later the manufacturer also offers a template for precise and fast filling of vertical joints it's also available in various sizes to work with any bricks or blocks the price is starting at $46 khorium brick the material you see on the screen won't allow you to build a house or even a small building abbs because we're talking about facade bricks however it's a revolutionary material and is gaining popularity all over the world traditionally these bricks are dear to the surface of the building's facade with a special solution it is a long and messy process the corium brick cladding system makes the cladding process three times faster though and the process itself is quite simple first of all special stainless steel profiles are fixed to the wall with self-tapping screws each brick on one side has slots that allow it to attach to the metal profiles then you just have to fill the joints with mortar obtaining a smooth final coating without even using construction level or other flattening tools thanks to the metal construction the rows of bricks are laid evenly with identical horizontal joints however the width of the vertical joints may vary to suit the design [Applause] tile floor the modern market offers a wide variety of flooring options with different characteristics appearance and of course cost the flooring materials you see on the screen are economical practical and are very easy to install first we would like to draw your attention to the crumb rubber tiles only two tools are required for installation a knife and a t-square each tile has grooves cutouts at the edges they interlock with each other achieving a smooth coating another advantage of the material is its softness when laying the tiles near the wall all you have to do is cut off the parts of the tile you don't need with a knife this coating is equally suitable for indoor and outdoor use for example for a playground or a whole room alternatively several elements joined together can be used as a carpet the second option is tires made of impact resistant polypropylene the manufacturer recommends using them for garage flooring the final result is aesthetically pleasing the surface is resistant to oil grease antifreeze and any other household chemicals each element has slots on the edges for quick and easy installation however to cut a piece of this tile you'll have to use a tile cutter [Applause] plus two leveling if a builder needs to create a perfectly flat wall he applies a layer of plaster one of the last steps of the plastering procedure is to level the surface 45 to 60 seconds after mixing the mortar it starts to harden which means the worker doesn't have much time left to remove the excess material and smooth the surface traditionally hand tools such as a wide metal spatula or a leveling border used to finish the plaster however if you want to speed up the process and make the final result perfect you should use a tool like the one you see on the screen this is a rotating disc that quickly and efficiently levels the surface minimizing the builders efforts the tool is similar to a conventional wall grinder but it's most suitable for final leveling manhole-cover try gonna the design of manhole covers hasn't changed in many years it seemed to be optimal for a long time so there was no point in trying to improve anything this video shows the installation of a modified manhole cover the German company a Co passive and ghasts manufactures this kind of products the rectangular design provides better access to the sewerage system and can accommodate several people at once pay attention to the lid itself – it consists of four elements forming a rectangle built in hinges allow the elements to be open to a 100 degree angle pay special attention to the self locking mechanism even if you accidentally touch the open parts of the cover it does not slam shut but locks in a new position this increases the safety of sewerage work stone floor check company nature stone sells material for the creation of a very unusual flooring these are smaller stones that can have the most diverse structure in color the manufacturer offers materials suitable for indoor and outdoor use they can be used to finish sidewalks entrances terraces outdoor stairs gazebos and pool areas according to the manufacturer this coating has much better performance characteristics than for example paving slabs the stones don't let plants sprout and there's no puddles of a surface as the water flows down to the ground there's no need to renew the grouting either as is the case with paving slabs making a floor out of this material is no more complicated than using any other the material can be laid on almost any hard floor even if it's old in this case the stone is laid on a concrete surface colorless epoxy resin hardener and some other substances are mixed in a bucket the resulting solution is then thoroughly mixed with a decorative stone material the mixture is then poured onto the surface and spread evenly with a spatula the only thing left to do is spread acetone solution all over the layer and wait for it to dry [Applause] timber beams slab formwork system monolithic low-rise constructions are becoming more and more popular all over the world which means specialists face an important task of improving construction techniques one of them is the slab formwork system you're seeing right now on the screen simply put it's a moles to create the floor of the future building from concrete mixture the installation system of the mold allows you to increase cost-effectiveness the workers cope with the task more quickly so you can save money on labor costs the main formwork beam is a huge load bearing capacity approximately eighty percent higher than standard formwork beams the system is called dhoka flex 30 stack and is produced by the Austrian company Doka

Pontiac Fiero: Engineering and Manufacturing Innovations

imagine just for a minute that you have been invited to design your own version of the ideal personal car a car you could afford to own operate and maintain a car you'd be proud to be seen in a car so exciting that you'd find yourself taking the long way home that's an exciting idea and the team of Pontiac people were given just that opportunity here's the car they came up with Pontiac Fiero 2 m4 it's a two-seater with a mid-engine electronic fuel injected l4 that's why the two m4 and while this chassis may not look like your idea of a dream car to Pontiac engineers it couldn't be better-looking of course everyone knows that beauty is more than skin deep and with Fiero this was never truer when designing the Fiero Pontiac engineers started out with a list of very specific objectives and developed a car expressly to fit the bill you might say that they began with a driver and designed the car around him the first need on their list was for absolute quality which was designed into the very heart of this car to help provide a high level of fit and finish engineers developed what they have termed the space frame concept this space frame or chassis functions as the structural body of the car the exterior skin panels are then attached to these mounting pads in a unique manufacturing process developed especially for Fiero only after the entire body frame is assembled are the holes for attaching the exterior panels drilled the entire structure is placed in a large mill and drill machine the holes are simultaneously drilled into the small mounting pads and these pads are milled down to the correct height because these holes are always drilled in the same relative position on the space frame the body panels always fit exactly right corrosion resistance is also important to quality after the body frame is drilled it is completely dipped in a protective primer this helps keep rust from forming beneath Fieros body panels another way Pharaoh's unique space frame contributes to overall quality is by operating as a totally drivable chassis it can be driven tested adjusted and tuned long before the interior and exterior trim are added in this way fit and finish needs are isolated from the functional demands of the assembly process Fieros quality appearance is protected and preserved still there are other equally important considerations pontiac service engineers were in on the design from the beginning and their priority was to keep maintenance and repair procedures simple the exterior body panels for example are relatively easy to replace because they're not structurally part of the car body or space frame the radiator lines and exhaust pipes which are exposed to the corroding forces of water and road salt are constructed of stainless steel this adds to Fieros durability the engine configuration offers another example of service engineering although mid-engine may sound complicated you can see that the engine compartment is readily accessible for typical maintenance procedures and from major servicing the entire engine cradle and powertrain assembly can be conveniently removed from below as for the engine it's nothing less than the 2.5 litre l4 with electronic fuel injection a proven performer this engine is now equipped with high-tech swirl port cylinder heads for improved combustion this port design causes the air fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber on a spiral path the resulting motion allows for smoother faster burning so that both fuel economy and performance are enhanced this engine can be matched to a choice of transmissions two versions of the standard 4-speed manual are offered one with a 3.3 to final drive ratio for responsive low-end performance and the other with a 2.4 to final drive for impressive fuel efficiency when either version of the manual transmission is ordered a special up shift light is standard at optimum engine speeds this light automatically signals the driver to shift into a higher gear helping to maximize fuel economy naturally a three-speed automatic transmission is also available it has a 3.19 final drive ratio and is matched to a lock-up torque converter clutch for efficient highway cruising of course fuel efficiency is also affected by the exterior shape of the car Fieros lean profile is the key to its exceptional aerodynamic characteristics and a point three seven seven drag coefficient airflow is also important because it affects engine cooling wind noise and even road performance dynamics all of these considerations were incorporated into the ultimate style of fierros wedge shape a more remarkable aspect of this car's appearance however lies in its unique body panels which are made of a synthetic resin compound called enduro flex since they aren't metal they can trust and because the lower body panels are resilient they can actually absorb dings and minor impacts without damage how's that for your ideal car as for the quality of the finish Fiero employs a paint process that is truly state-of-the-art first body panels are primed and then wet sanded to eliminate all blemishes prior to painting once dry these panels are sprayed with a base color coat in an electrostatic application that represents the latest in paint quality technology the body panels for each car are painted together as a unit and approximately 50 sets of these panels are painted in a single batch before the color has changed as an extra measure to assure consistent paint color the next step is the application of a flexible clear coat this helps protect the paint finish while giving it a deep lustrous sheen to guard these painted panels from dirt or handling damage a special carrier delivers them to the end of the assembly line where they arrive just in time for installation obviously Pontiac engineers designed a number of important benefits into Fiero benefits that you may well have been looking for quality construction fit and finish serviceability responsive low end pickup impressive fuel economy efficient aerodynamic styling and body panels that are both rust proof and ding resistant still there were two more features on Pontiacs list of must-haves features that are not as easy to define or measure as the others first is the need for a special look a look that is sporty stunning and unmistakably Pontiac second is the need for a car that moves and handles as if it's part of the road with a one on one intensity that can only be measured by driving on your own favorite turf every Fiero is outfitted with rack and pinion steering a fully independent suspension a front stabilizer bar and carefully selected spring rates for wheel power disc brakes with aluminum calipers and the feature that ultimately characterizes its streetwise personality Piero's unique Road stands with mid-engine weight distribution in a wide front and rear track Fieros handling and cornering finesse bring a whole new meaning to point A to point B driving pontiac feels that the Fiero is exactly the car they set out to design because it makes the idea of getting someplace incidental to the act of driving the way Pontiac sees it there are only two types of people in the world those who prefer to take the long way home and those who haven't driven a Fiero yet at Pontiac we build excitement it's called Fiero