yup these are used extensively in automotive field for parts that are hard to stamp. They will add a process to create holes in places impossible to cam pierce but they cost lot more than stamping. If engineer designs the parts correctly these procedures can be eliminated. It is pretty cool though. Because you can't… » 4/23/14 9:30am Yesterday 9:30am

The Boeing 747 => United States Air Force 1. this bad boy went from carrying 300+ passenger to being a central command unit used by the President of United States of 'MERICA. technically not a hardcore military aircraft, it is called "Air Force" 1, and the president is the commander in chief so maybe it qualifies? » 4/17/14 11:53am 4/17/14 11:53am

all the replies saying that North Korea would trump S.Korea in a surprise attack is so naive, its almost stupid. If the North Korea attacks South Korea, yes there will be initial damage done to the areas closest to the border with artillery and some missiles that they find working. After that, as soon as they mobilize… » 4/15/14 12:37pm 4/15/14 12:37pm

oh... I actually like this out of all the large SUV's (excluding ultra luxury SUV's like RANGE ROVER and G-WAGEN). this and Escalade looks different and unique. the side profile of QX56 (QX80 whatevs) looks really strong and nice. very traditional SUV with modern curves and it has the offroad pedigree to back it up… » 4/15/14 9:39am 4/15/14 9:39am

side curtain airbags certainly help, but the small overlap forces the driver head to accelerate toward the gap between side curtain airbag and the main airbag. This is why its trickier for car makers to fix because they have to change the A-Pillar reinforcement strcture and the A-pillar already has a small cross… » 4/08/14 4:54pm 4/08/14 4:54pm

I think my hate for hybrid comes from the fact that they advertise it as a green choice while the production side of the hybrids (batteries and motors) are kind of swept under the rug. It's a well known fact that the environmental cost of building a Prius is detrimental compared to the benefits it gives in fuel… » 4/03/14 4:49pm 4/03/14 4:49pm

I've never driven a 911, but it looks like a lot of times when people spin out 911 they do so by simply taking their foot off the gas pedal. Are 911's still prone to snap over steer when you take the foot off the accelerator? I know older porsches had this problem and all RR wheel drive cars to a degree does, but it… » 3/31/14 4:32pm 3/31/14 4:32pm