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Content posted in October 1999
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The Big Chill
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By using thermoelectric technology to power a new dorm-size refrigerator, Igloo hopes to frost the competition
Adhesive tape finds home on the range
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By using structural tape instead of spot welding to join the panels of a canopy hood, engineers at Viking eliminated a costly finishing operation
The drive to digital design
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As the experience at Ford shows, implementing digital design requires communication and training
1999 auto survey
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A parade of new technology
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Car makers roll out some of the biggest innovations ever in styling, engines, transmission, steer and suspension, electronics, body-designs, and safety
More than a pretty fascia
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Digital design techniques are yielding a crop of smart, practical concept cars
Metal wars
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Steel and aluminum technologies battle it out to produce less expensive, more fuel-efficient auto designs
A Model T for the new Millennium
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Using CAD, laser-welded blanks and hybrid-composite technology, Focus engineers reinvent a car for everyone
The right connection
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New connectors, backed by design prowess and materials advances ensure a seamless electronic flow of data and power
GM gets the nod
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In the annual survey, Design News readers express their fondness for GM cars
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