Dec 01/22

How Has the Push for Sustainability Affected Demand for Cars?

  The world is facing unprecedented challenges. This includes the need to curb global warming and limit the rise of CO2 in the earth's atmosphere. This is why more consumers are interested in sustainability. Automakers have also jumped on these challenges head first. They are inventing new kinds of vehicles. These new kinds of vehicles are more sustainable and operate...Read more

Nov 22/22

Sustainability in Auto Manufacturing: What Can We Expect From the Future?

  Projections show that the global electric vehicle market will reach a size of $1.318 billion by 2028. Sustainability is being adopted into almost every industry. The auto manufacturing industry is no exception to this. As time goes by, being sustainable seems to be a larger concern for almost all brands, and it's changing the way customers do things. The future...Read more

Nov 15/22

Are US Automotive Manufacturing Jobs Coming Back?

  The U.S. auto industry is roaring back after years of headwinds. Since 2020, auto manufacturing has been disrupted by historic events. First, the Covid-19 pandemic halted production lines. Supply chain shortages were a byproduct of the pandemic. When production lines finally restarted, manufacturers could not produce at full capacity. The good news is that motor vehicle manufacturing output is...Read more

Nov 07/22

How Lightweight Materials are Changing the Face of Auto Manufacturing

  Do you want to learn the influence of lightweight materials in auto manufacturing? If so, this article has everything you need to know! Many people worldwide know the significant role of lightweight manufacturing. However, most people do not understand why or how it plays such a vital role. Last year, over 79 million cars were produced worldwide. So now is...Read more

Oct 11/22

5 Common Vehicle Manufacturing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

  Did you know that the vehicle manufacturing industry is worth over $104 billion? With so many cars being built day in and day out, there are plenty of things that can affect the vehicle manufacturing process. Most of these issues can be avoided with some strategic planning and know-how. That way, you'll make a name for yourself as a...Read more

Oct 03/22

The Complete Guide to Choosing a Logistics Provider for Auto Companies

Did you know that almost 92% of households in America have access to at least one vehicle? If you'd like to make the latest and greatest car idea a reality, you'll need reliable logistics for auto companies. That way, every home in America could have one in its garage. You could even shoot for the stars by tackling overseas logistics too....Read more

Sep 27/22

How Advanced Technologies Are Changing Electric Vehicles

  Move aside, Jetsons. The future is already here. Electric vehicles are making all our sci-fi dreams come true. They take advantage of all sorts of smart technology, allowing our vehicles to do much more than simple transportation. But none of that means anything if electric cars run out of battery. Luckily, advanced technologies are here to save electric cars. New improvements...Read more

Aug 31/22

How the Auto Design Industry Is Changing and What It Means for the Future

  In recent years, car owners have noticed several new changes in the vehicles they buy. In addition to unlocking their doors with the press of a button, they can start the car remotely. Similarly, some vehicles now include features that measure a car's carbon footprint. Even ten years ago, these improvements and features were a scarcity. Now, even the...Read more

Aug 31/22

The Future of Automotive Manufacturing Jobs

  The COVID-19 pandemic upended the economy and resulted in millions of job losses. The economic challenges from the last two years affected almost every sector. Automotive manufacturing jobs and the industry were no exception. Global auto sales saw a plummet amid plants shutting down because of the pandemic. The challenges didn't stop there as the industry opened back up. The supply chain saw an unprecedented backlog...Read more

Aug 30/22

The Resurgence of Manufacturing Jobs in Michigan

  Did you know that Michigan had over 450,000 employees in the automotive industry in 1970? Michigan has long been considered the automotive capital of the U.S. for good reason. Iconic brands such as Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors have had a base in the state for more than half a century. Manufacturing jobs in Detroit became a popular occupation among...Read more

Aug 23/22

The Importance of an In-House Automotive Design Engineering Team

  There are more than 30,000 parts on every vehicle. With ever-changing technology, designing components and automobile systems is a complex endeavor. This is one reason among many that companies are exploring hiring an in-house automotive design engineer. The guide below will tell you everything you need to know about design engineers. This includes the many advantages of having one in-house. Keep reading to...Read more

Aug 19/22

Quality Control in the Automotive Industry

  In the first half of 2021, more than 18.5 million vehicles in the US were recalled due to defects in manufacturing. That's more than twice as many recalls than new vehicles sold over the same period. It's more important than ever for automotive suppliers to focus on quality control. That's where a solid supply chain comes into play. When an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) obtains...Read more

Aug 12/22

3 Latest Trends in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry

Automotive Manufacturing Industry What if the automobile industry landscape had changed and you didn't even know it? If you're in automotive manufacturing, it's important to know how that landscape is changing. For example, in 2021 alone, Tesla managed to deliver 936,172 electric vehicles, breaking the previous record. Making your company successful today means understanding what the future holds. With that in...Read more

Aug 05/22

3 Reasons Why Mayco Is Among the Top Tier-One Automotive Suppliers

  What if one wrong decision affected the satisfaction and loyalty of countless customers? For companies that rely on automotive suppliers, this happens constantly. When they choose a low-quality, tier-one automotive supplier, it affects the quality of multiple products. As quality declines, customers end up flocking to industry rivals instead. However, Mayco International has maintained its stance as the top...Read more

Jul 26/22

3 Types of Automotive Design Services

  Can you believe that the automotive industry within the United States is valued at over $104 billion? Simply put, there's plenty of money to be made if you have the resources to invest in an innovative project. If you have one or more vehicle designs in mind, then it's worth hiring a professional to create them for you. A pro...Read more

Jul 11/22

How to Improve the Automotive Supply Chain

  Russia's recent invasion of Ukraine has affected the supply chain even more. Experts had predicted a return to normal by 2023. So, no one wants to put a definitive timeline on it. The automotive supply chain took one of the hardest hits. Limited supplies and shortages negatively affected the market during the pandemic. Supply chain managers have become an essential part...Read more

Jun 24/22

How to Choose an Automotive Supply Company

  According to PwC research, 46% of CEOS said they are having issues with the automotive supplier industry, particularly in getting parts like semiconductors. While COVID-19 greatly affected the auto industry suppliers, you'll want to make sure that you choose a good automotive supply company for the future. Keep reading to discover what factors you should look for when you...Read more

Jun 06/22

Why Car Companies Should Use Green Materials

  Let's face it: The automotive industry is not known for focusing on sustainable manufacturing. For instance, one report from 2018 found that the 86 million cars sold that year accounted for a staggering 9% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The good news is that more car companies are seeing the value of green automotive manufacturing. Ford, for example, is...Read more

Jun 02/22

Automotive Tooling: 3 Insights for Stakeholders

The automotive industry is often on the very cutting edge. But this means certain things will change before you know it! Automotive tooling is a great example. You probably know the basics of what tooling is and how it works. But recent years have completely changed the role tooling plays for modern automotive industry companies. What do you need to...Read more

May 23/22

Sustainable Cars: Spotlighting Green Materials and Practices

What if cars stopped being part of the problem and started being part of the solution? For years, cars have been one of the main culprits when it comes to consumers' carbon footprint. And one of the reasons that electric cars have become so popular is that drivers want to live more sustainably. But not all electric cars are sustainable...Read more

May 17/22

Employee Grows With Mayco: Brandon Potts Story

Brandon Potts Plant Manufacturing Engineer I started working for Mayco International in January 2016 as a 19-year-old who did not know anything about automotive plastics. I worked in the Product Engineering group as a Co-Op student while attending Kettering University. While working for Mayco as a Co-Op I gained exposure to many of the company’s departments: Engineering, Quality, Testing, Tooling,...Read more

May 12/22

Metal vs. Plastic Parts for Vehicles: And the Winner Is…

  Did you know that new vehicles in 2021 cost consumers around $45,000? Data from December 2020 shows that this number is up nearly $8,000. Most importantly, manufacturing companies can help reduce the cost of building cars and streamline services through automotive plastic parts. Plastic parts are essential building blocks for the design and function of a vehicle. But how...Read more

May 06/22

Automotive Thermoforming: A Quick Guide

Ford has estimated that electric vehicles cost 30% less in labor. Many automotive brands have transitioned (or are transitioning) to electric vehicles. It can help save manufacturers and consumers money while providing more economically friendly cars. Recycling plastic is another tool manufacturers can use with the same end goal. But is there a way that companies can improve the manufacturing process? Thermoforming is a modernized method...Read more

Apr 29/22

Biggest Advancements in Modern Car Manufacturing

  Technological innovations drive growth in labor productivity and economic value in almost every market. So, car manufacturing is no exception. Cars tend to capture the human imagination. There's a reason the cliche question to ask when you're frustrated with slow-paced technological progress is, "where's my flying car?" Today, the global market value of automotive industries hovers at $3.8 trillion....Read more

Apr 22/22

Top Trends in Modern Vehicle Design

  In the early 1900s, the Model T took the world by storm as the first automobile that was affordable for the masses. It was a luxury to own a car and you got the features you got without many extras. Cars have come a long way in the hundred years or so since the Model T. While cars might still...Read more

Apr 13/22

Will Higher Gas Prices Influence Vehicle Design?

  According to AAA, the price of gasoline in the United States is over $4.15 per gallon as of April 2022. With these prices steadily rising, how will gas prices influence vehicle design? Higher gas prices aren't the only thing impacting the way the auto industry operates, but they do play a major role. Read on to learn more about gas prices and...Read more

Apr 08/22

The Future of the All Electric Truck

  What if we could get a taste of the future without waiting? Tesla made a major splash when the company unveiled plans for its Cybertruck. And while not everyone loved the aesthetic, it was impressive to see the future of trucks in front of us. But when it comes to an all-electric truck, the future is closer than you...Read more

Apr 04/22

Automotive Manufacturing: 3 Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

  Every supply chain in the world got affected by COVID-19. Not even the automotive manufacturing industry was safe from the effects of such severe disruption, and we have not yet seen the end of it. Do you understand how this pandemic has changed the world moving forward, and do you think you're ready to adapt? Below we have listed three major ways in...Read more

Mar 28/22

A Reflection and Celebration: 12 years of IP Assembly

  In 2009, Mayco International was awarded the instrument panel assembly of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango. These programs launched in 2010 and were off to a great start. In 2013 however, we were able to take the program to the next level with the hiring of Massimo Risi and the introduction of World Class Manufacturing methodology. Our...Read more

Mar 11/22

What Does It Mean To Be a Tier 1 Supplier in the Automotive Industry?

  In spite of global challenges, the global automotive industry is still expanding. In fact, the United States' new car market is expected to sell 15.2 million units in 2022. These increasing sales figures are occurring despite supply shortages and inflationary pressures. To keep the industry growing, auto manufacturers are relying on the best automotive suppliers more than ever. Read...Read more

Mar 03/22

3 Things You Should Know About Automotive Engineering Services

  Only one thousand people every year receive an automotive engineering technology degree. This makes it a very sought-after skill. If you are looking for people with the skills you need in this area, you should have an understanding of what it is. Below, we have laid out some facts about automotive engineering. By the end of the article, you...Read more

Feb 25/22

Top 3 Automotive Industry Trends at Mayco International

  There are nearly one million vehicles produced every month and more needed all the time. It is no wonder that production companies are trying to edge out their competitors with the use of the latest automotive industry trends. Do you know what these are and how to ensure that your company comes out on top? The following are only three...Read more

Feb 16/22

What Can an Automotive Parts Manufacturer Do for You? A Guide

  Can you believe the automotive assembly line has only been around for over a century? Moreover, can you fathom a time when cars were only available to a select few? Before assembly lines, cars were only built by one person. This took forever, and cars were only available in limited quantities. The development of the assembly line increased car output...Read more

Feb 11/22

The Ultimate Guide to Electric Vehicle Technology

If you pay any attention at all to the auto industry, then electric vehicle technology should be on your radar. Advances in technology led to booming growth in the electric vehicle market over the last decade, with 10 million electric vehicles on the road in 2020. While that still only represents about 1% of the total vehicles in circulation, it was...Read more

Feb 03/22

Everything You Need to Know about Automotive Manufacturing

    Are you fascinated by the machine that gets you where you need to go every day? Do you marvel at the thought of what it's like to put these vehicles together? Driving is so common that we hardly take the time to understand and appreciate car manufacturing. Cars have been around for less than two centuries. And yet...Read more

Jan 28/22

Understanding How the Automotive Assembly Line Works: A Closer Look

Did you know that when Henry Ford introduced the automotive assembly line in 1913, the time it took to produce a car was slashed from 12 hours to 93 minutes? This ingenious revolution changed the world, as it transformed how people worked and lived their lives. But you may be wondering to yourself: how does an assembly line actually work?...Read more

Jan 20/22

A Look at the Future: Trends and Designs Defining Vehicle Interiors

  What if you've been judging a book by its cover when it comes to cars? We tend to focus on exciting new exterior designs. And there is nothing quite like the look of a sleek, new vehicle. But lately, the most exciting thing about the automobile industry is what's going on inside the car. Don't believe it? Here are...Read more

Jan 13/22

What Are the Benefits of Outsourcing Product Assembly?

    The Covid-19 pandemic and other global economic issues have placed a significant burden on the automotive industry. According to experts, just the semiconductor chip shortage alone will cost automakers more than $200 billion. With diminishing production capacity, vehicle manufacturers are naturally looking to increase profit margins. One place to look is the assembly line. Manufacturers are finding benefits...Read more

Jan 07/22

What Is Tooling? A Quick Guide

  In the US a whopping 8.8 million cars were manufactured in 2020. Not only does that mean a lot of cars out to the market, it means a lot of manufacturing. Of course, there are actual automotive makers like Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. Also, it means there must be a whole bunch of support manufacturing going on to...Read more

Jan 03/22

What Is Assembly Sequencing?

  If you’ve worked in the manufacturing and assembly world, chances are you’ve heard the term “assembly sequence". You may know that this is an important part of improving manufacturing efficiency. But how does this process work and why is it more efficient? Assembly sequencing helps car manufacturers and parts suppliers to keep their processes running smoothly. Read on to...Read more

Jan 01/22

Looking Back On 2021: A Letter From The Mayco International President

  Looking back on the year 2021 for Mayco International stirs up many emotions for me, but to sum it up, I would say that the year was both a challenge and a success. Labor shortages, supply disruptions, and there have been personal losses as well; I don’t need tolist the challenges as they are different for each of us....Read more

Dec 17/21

5 Questions to Ask an Automotive Parts Supplier

  What if you were sabotaging the reputation of your business and didn't even know it? When you sell things like car parts, then the reputation of your business is only as good as the reputation of your products. To maintain a great reputation, you need to find a great parts supplier. But how can you tell if someone is...Read more

Dec 09/21

How Is Technology Improving Fuel Efficiency

  What if everything you knew about fueling automobiles was out of date? Chances are you have been driving for much of your life. Yet most drivers don't pay attention to things like fuel efficiency until the prices at the pump start rising. Fortunately, newer technology developments are making fuel more efficient than ever. What are those developments and what...Read more

Dec 03/21

What Is Predictive Technology and How It’s Changing the Automotive Industry

  Since 20% of American sales take place within the automotive industry, it's a market filled with innovation and upgrades. Predictive technology has been one of the most recent game-changing advancements in the cars that retailers sell across the nation. But what exactly is predictive vehicle technology? How is it changing the ways that we think about, build, and sell...Read more

Dec 01/21

What Can We Expect For the Future of Electric Cars

  What if the future of electric cars was closer than you thought? It's easy to see that electric cars are the future of automobiles. And just as these developments affect the automobile industry, developments in the automobile industry affect the development of electric cars. Want to know about the future of electric cars and what it means for the...Read more

Nov 23/21

Light Weight Materials in the Automotive Industry: What to Know

  Currently worth around $71.7 billion, the automotive industry's market for light weight materials is on the rise. By 2030, experts estimate that it will be worth around 126.8 billion! If you're looking to optimize the vehicles that you make with lightweight parts, you likely have some questions. How can these materials benefit your designs? Where can you get them?...Read more

Nov 12/21

A Closer Look: What Is the Future of Automotive Technology?

  When are fully self-driving cars going to become a reality? That's the question on so many minds. While self-driving car technology isn't quite ready yet, it's not that far off. Self-driving cars could be on the market by 2024 or 2025. The future of automotive technology is bright and self-driving cars are just one of the many developments we...Read more

Nov 05/21

4 Advancements in Car Technology You Should Know About

  Did you know that the automotive market is expected to be worth $394 billion by 2028? As the 4th largest producer of cars globally, the United States will need to work to keep up with a growing and changing industry. Luckily, car technology is already progressing far beyond what we could have even dreamed of in previous years. Read...Read more

Oct 29/21

OEM vs Aftermarket Parts: What’s the Difference?

  Be honest: do you really know enough about OEM and aftermarket parts? It's important for your business to know which parts to order and when. Unfortunately, many businesses don't know nearly enough about OEM vs aftermarket parts. Do you want to know more about these parts and their differences, especially before buying a new car in the future? Keep...Read more

Oct 21/21

The Basics of Rapid Tooling in the Automotive Industry

  Be honest: do you know enough about the manufacturing of automotive parts to stay ahead of the competition? Rapid tooling is at the forefront of innovation in the automotive industry. Unfortunately, many car company managers and other important decision-makers don't know enough about what tooling is and how it works. Want to learn more about the basics of rapid...Read more

Oct 15/21

Best Future Cars Arriving in 2022

  Did you know that Monday is considered one of the best days to buy a new car? Aside from avoiding the weekend traffic, you'll also have easier access to lenders on that day. Before you decide on a purchase, it might be better to hold off until next year. Are you wondering what next year has in store for...Read more

Oct 06/21

What Is Just-in-Time Scheduling?

Did you know that one reason people are always late is that many of us tend to avoid changing gears? Having a one-track mind can sometimes be a blessing and sometimes a curse. In the world of business, however, timing is everything. Aside from the logistics of materials, a savvy company must always predict market demand. Are you wondering what strategy...Read more

Oct 01/21

How a Designer Creates a Custom Car Design

  Did you know that the earliest vehicle designs ran on electricity or steam? It's great to think about how technology has improved to the point where electric-powered cars are outperforming gas-powered ones. From the inside to the outside, there are many ways a vehicle can continue to evolve. Are you wondering what the process is like? Keep reading to learn...Read more

Sep 24/21

Dream Team: Metro-Detroit Manufacturers Mayco International and Xenith Give Football Players Peace of Mind

  In 2006, a former Harvard quarterback and Columbia University MD decided that there must be a better way to make a football helmet, a way that would give greater protection to athletes at all levels of competition. After three years of research and development, Xenith launched its first helmets onto the field. Today, hundreds of thousands of players all...Read more

Sep 20/21

Is Chrysler Still Making Cars? (The Answer Is Yes)

  The Chrysler Corporation claims the Dodge Charger as one of its biggest successes. It's not easy to make it in the automotive industry because of the large amount of competition. If you're a car junky, you've seen some dramatic rises and falls in the industry. One name that's had its fair share of ups and downs is Chrysler. They have...Read more

Sep 10/21

BMW Blogs: The Beauty of Beamers

  Did you know that BMW's net worth is almost $54 billion? Time and time again, this company has proved that making cars can be an art form. Not only are their vehicles a beautiful sight, but they also run like a charm. However, that's only the tip of the iceberg. Are you wondering why you should invest in a BMW?...Read more

Sep 03/21

What Is the Cheapest Tesla?

The US administration wants manufacturers to make 50 percent of all new cars electric by 2030. But Tesla Motors has been producing and selling electric vehicles since 2008. Many people love Teslas but think they can't afford one. Yet manufacturers like Mayco International have helped cut costs, allowing for the recent production of the cheapest Tesla ever. The latest Tesla to hit roads near...Read more

Aug 28/21

Volkswagen Vibes: Is Volkswagen a Luxury Car?

In 2020, the luxury car market was worth over $400 billion. And analysts project that it will grow 5% annually to a total of $566 billion by 2026. Volkswagens are high-quality and well-made vehicles, causing many people to wonder: is Volkswagen luxury? Volkswagens aren't typically considered luxury vehicles. But the Volkswagen Group does make luxury car brands. The better question is: why do so...Read more

Aug 20/21

Best In Class: Mayco International Acknowledges 2021 Interns

Mayco International has developed a robust internship program over the years. Our expectation is that our interns will bring their exuberance and knowledge to work on assigned projects that will benefit their further education, and at the same time be a productive part of the Mayco Family.   Every intern’s application is reviewed, and each applicant is interviewed to determine their...Read more

Aug 16/21

Bonuses for New Hires at Mayco: What to Expect in Your First Three Months

  Here at Mayco, we treat new hires with the respect they deserve and offer them bonuses and benefits many companies do not. In this article, we'll discuss what you can expect as a new hire during your first three months here if you decide to work for us. So, read on for more information about what it's like to...Read more

Aug 09/21

The Most Common Types of Advanced Technology in the Manufacturing Industry

  In simple terms, advanced manufacturing is manufacturing that uses innovative technologies. Traditional manufacturing depends on space for mass production at limited quality. Advanced manufacturing may or may not include mass production. But it always means custom, high-quality parts. This is a sign that the role of manufacturing is changing in today’s complex world. The reliance on advanced technology solutions is what...Read more

Jul 26/21

How Advanced Technology Is Changing in the Manufacturing Industry

  Advanced technology is changing the face of manufacturing and how it's handled. Setting aside the pandemic implications, US manufacturing since 2017 is growing at a rapid pace since the previous 13 years. This isn't the same type of manufacturing of even a few decades ago though. So, what's driving the growth in manufacturing, and how does manufacturing technology impact those changes?...Read more

Jul 09/21

5 Positive Trends Towards Sustainability in Manufacturing

The government has confirmed that over the past year, manufacturing accounted for over a third of all energy consumption. It is imperative that we develop methods of sustainability in manufacturing moving forward. This is because these systems are getting cheaper, and public sentiment is rallying behind such systems. This article will discuss five of the best methods for you to install sustainability...Read more

Jun 30/21

Can You Get Health Insurance With a Manufacturing Job?

  What if you could get a job that protected your entire family? No matter the state of the economy, a manufacturing job makes for one of the safest and most stable careers. But some people hesitate to apply because they are unsure if this job will come with any kind of health insurance. So, can you get health insurance...Read more

Jun 28/21

Why Mayco Is One of the Best Manufacturing Jobs Out There

When you think of a vehicle—your beloved '69 Chevy, the brand-new Corvette, a diesel truck on the highway—you tend to think of it as it is: whole. It's compiled, assembled; it works, and you drive it. There's not much else to consider. Or is there? A car is only the sum of its parts, and its parts are everything—the numbers prove it. The...Read more

Jun 17/21

5 Awesome Benefits of Automotive Supply Jobs

  What if your dream job was right in front of you and you never knew? If you are looking for a new career, there are few as rewarding as the automotive supply industry. Unfortunately, many qualified applicants never go for these jobs because they don't understand what the benefits are. Wondering if an automotive supply job is right for...Read more

Jun 03/21

Advancing the Automotive Industry: Key Technologies to Watch

  Vehicle sales dropped during 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, and the microchip shortage has caused several issues across the industry. This raises a key question: after the pandemic, what will the automotive industry look like? The vehicle industry tends to adopt new technology fast. As advances in motor vehicles get more and more impressive, so too will our cars....Read more

May 27/21

Building Sustainable Cars: The Growing Role of Recycled Plastic

We've all heard about the importance of recycling, among other things, to help care for the environment. Many of us are happy to do our part to save water, turn the lights off when we leave the room, and recycle our milk cartons. However, what we often don't think about is where those recycled materials are going. What are the materials used...Read more

May 20/21

3 Ways 3D Printing is Shaping Automotive Design

  With an industry worth over $80 billion, it's no surprise that the US automotive market is at an all-time high. Not only are more and more people getting their licenses, but trends in car engineering and manufacturing are making vehicles more accessible. One of the best developments in automotive design is the proliferation of 3D printing. Here, we're going to...Read more

May 10/21

Automotive Lightweight Technologies: What’s Driving the Auto Industry?

As a member of the auto industry, it will come as no surprise the impact that automotive lightweight technologies are having on the building of cars. The lightweight materials industry was worth a whopping 66.53 billion in 2019 and is only expected to continue to grow. Anyone related to the field of lightweight engineering will tell you the goal of the future for...Read more

Apr 29/21

From Design to Manufacturing: What We Can Expect From the Car Industry

  A new year means new beginnings. In the car industry, it means unveiling eye-catching designs and advanced technology that set one manufacturer apart from the next. As innovation expands and consumer demand for faster, sleeker, more eco-friendly vehicles continues, the car industry struggles to keep up. There are big changes on the horizon for the automotive industry in 2021....Read more

Apr 23/21

A History of the Automotive Assembly Line

When Henry Ford began his first moving automotive assembly line on December 1, 1913, he reduced production time for an automobile from over twelve hours to one hour thirty-three minutes. But, that was just the beginning, and today one vehicle comes off the assembly line about every 45-90 seconds. Therefore, the assembly line has come a long way, and we are...Read more

Apr 09/21

America to Asia: How Is Driving Technology Advancing Around the World?

  What if the industry was evolving and you didn't even know it? Driving technology continues to advance all around the world. Unfortunately, many American-based businesses don't understand the driving advances and breakthroughs that are coming out of Asia. Want to understand how driving technology has advanced all around the world? Keep reading to discover the answer! Self-Driving Cars When...Read more

Mar 19/21

How to Build Strong Relationships With Automotive Interior Suppliers

  Whatever industry you’re in, your approach to suppliers should be part of your brand’s strategic plan. Almost every business, whether product or service-oriented, is dependant on suppliers. This is no different with automotive interior suppliers. Many company owners seem to think that because they write an order, they’re in a superior position. They may believe they can put forward unreasonable...Read more

Mar 11/21

A Current Snapshot of the Automotive Interior Industry

  The automotive interior industry is evolving. The growing autonomy of cars will affect the user’s driving experience. Interior features are going to be the primary factor affecting buying decisions. Specific trends are on the rise. These trends include the interest towards premium, hygienic, and sound-absorbing surfaces among others. There’s also a focus on semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle technologies. Some vehicle manufacturers...Read more

Mar 03/21

Automotive Interior Trim: Materials, Types, and Processes

  Trim is one of the most sought-after aspects of a vehicle- why else would manufacturers sell the same model of car with multiple different trim levels? What are the types of automotive interior trim and how are they manufactured? Read on to learn! Types of Automotive Interior Trim Interior car trims are all of the parts of your vehicle that are...Read more

Feb 26/21

Double-Shot Injection Molding: Explained in Plain English

Double-shot injection molding is a process that enhances the value, durability, and longevity of every vehicle. Read on to learn what this process entails, what advantages it brings, and what its applications are in the auto industry. What Is Double-Shot Injection Molding? Double-shot molding is a plastic molding process used in the automotive industry. There are two phases to double-shot...Read more

Feb 19/21

Electric Vehicle Supplier

  The world needs an automotive revolution. But what if that revolution has stalled out? Everything from rising gas prices to environmentally-conscious consumers means that an Electric Vehicle revolution is on the horizon. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles in our way. The good news is that a reliable Electric Vehicle supplier can take us to that horizon and beyond. Keep...Read more

Feb 09/21

Incorporating Vehicle Weight Reduction to Increase Energy Efficiency

  As design engineers work on automotive models of the future, one serious consideration is the vehicle weight and how it impacts the energy efficiency of the vehicle. It's their role to create vehicles that meet the stringent energy standards in place by states and the federal government. At the same time, they need to design vehicles that offer the comfort, luxury, and...Read more

Feb 02/21

How Autonomous Vehicle Technology Is Transforming How We Travel

When autonomous vehicle technology is brought up, we used to think something along the lines of Sci-Fi movies like Minority Report. It seemed outlandish in 2002, but nearly 20 years later we have major automotive and technology players looking to make it a reality. Between EV, self-driving cars, and even "swarm" AI technology, it may end up being a reality before...Read more

Jan 26/21

How the Use of Bio-Inspired Polymers Will Shape the Auto Industry

  The roads of the world can expect to see 77 million new vehicles in 2021. With every new generation of vehicles, we see transportation technology reach new levels and material science plays a big role. Isn't it ironic, with all of our advanced understanding of chemistry and the wonders of modern-day technology, we are still primarily students of Mother nature? Studying...Read more

Jan 18/21

7 Tesla Car Interiors The Industry is Keeping Up With

  Over 318,000 Tesla vehicles have been sold since the beginning of 2020. When Tesla vehicles first hit the market, the world was in awe. People were amazed at the self-driving features and acceleration abilities. Celebrities and influencers everywhere couldn't wait to get their hands on one. Many people are unable to afford a Tesla, but luckily the industry is starting...Read more

Jan 11/21

3 Ways the Self-Driving Car Will Change the Way We Travel

  The self-driving car has been something that consumers and entrepreneurs alike have anticipated for decades. Now that the technology is finally here, business owners have a multitude of new possibilities at their disposal. But, not everyone knows what to expect. Not quite sure how to begin? We’ve got all the info you need. Let's explore everything you should keep in...Read more

Jan 04/21

Automobile Weight Reduction: Finding Balance Between Comfort and Style

  Reducing the weight of a vehicle has remarkable benefits that get passed on to the passenger, while also helping your company's bottom line. It's critical that you adapt to new standards of manufacturing so that your automobiles are lighter and more efficient overall. So how can you reduce the way in a way that is effective? There are a...Read more

Dec 28/20

What Is Shrilk and Why Do Biodegradable Polymers Matter?

  The auto industry is the third-largest consumer of polymers. That's why new trends in plastics have such a robust effect on your business. The rise of biodegradable polymer technology is no exception. The auto industry has used plastics for vehicle production since the 1960s. But a seachange is coming. Say goodbye to traditional polymers because bioplastics are the future of the industry. Here's...Read more

Dec 21/20

5 Tips on Creating an Eco-Friendly Workspace for Auto Companies

  Companies can have eco-friendly workspaces, but they often face different choices than individuals. While switching the lights off in the house is easy for a family, it can be more challenging to stay green for big manufacturing companies. That said, there are plenty of strategies companies can practice for an eco-friendly workplace. Discover some of them here. 1. Start...Read more

Dec 10/20

Reimagining Automotive Travel with Self Driving Car Companies

  You may have heard that self-driving cars will play a big part in the automotive industry's future. However, you may be surprised to learn that there isn't long to wait. Self-driving cars are already impacting the way that people get around. Many companies are getting involved in the automotive industry and hoping to change the future of transportation. With...Read more

Dec 07/20

How To Make an Eco-Friendly Workplace

Eco-friendly is the newest business trend. This trend is extending to all major industries, including the automotive industry. The modern auto manufacturer is finding many ways to keep people moving while improving the environment and improving their own business practices to enhance sustainability. Are you trying to find ways to become more environmentally friendly? There are several eco-friendly solutions for...Read more

Nov 10/20

5 Common Logistics Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

  Deloitte recently released a report on The Future of the Automotive Value Chain. Meanwhile, ridesharing and other trends threatening the traditional automotive industry could lead to a 2% drop in North American car sales by 2025. Improving logistics strategies is the top method automotive industry players are using to thrive despite these threats. That's why we're bringing you this guide to the most common...Read more

Nov 04/20

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing an Automotive Supplier

The Coronavirus pandemic took a temporary toll on the automotive industry. In fact, global sales are expected to decline by roughly 14% in 2020. While 2020 was a tough year, there is optimism for 2021. The government-mandated lockdowns have created pent up demand in the automobile industry. Buoyed by low-interest rates, experts believe that profits for global automotive OEMs will increase by 50%....Read more

Oct 28/20

5 Advantages of Using Injection Molded Parts

                  Increasing regulation and interest in lowering carbon emissions has spilled into the realm of automakers, who are trying to reduce gross vehicle weight. This in turn has resulted in many automakers switching to plastic injection molded parts where they can. What are some of the advantages of using plastic over metals? Why injection molded plastic...Read more

Oct 13/20

Commercial Plastic Recycling: How Your Company Can Profit by Recycling Scrap Plastic

  When your company has scrap plastic, it has three options for disposal: incineration, disposal in a landfill, or recycling. Our World in Data conducted a study comparing the three options. Recycling is the best option, having the lowest impact on global warming and energy use. Disposing of scrap plastic in your commercial waste hauling is expensive. So, you can slash...Read more

Oct 02/20

How Rapid Prototyping Is Changing the Automotive Industry

In any production line manufacturing business improving efficiency is a top priority. Using 3D design data and printing radio prototyping creates scale models. Improving technology and production efficiency can be accomplished using rapid prototyping. This method allows automobile manufacturers to efficiently craft high-performance models. So, let's look at how innovative automotive solutions impact the manufacturing industry. Rapid Prototyping in the Auto Industry...Read more

Sep 22/20

Meet Mayco International’s Industrial Designers

Step into the Design Studio Mayco International is a full service supplier whose department capabilities span from design to distribution. Before any of our products see the assembly line, we have an insanely talented team of designers bringing our client’s concepts to life. From center consoles to entire interiors, meet the creative masterminds in Mayco’s very own design studio, interviewed...Read more

Sep 10/20

Employee Spotlight: Teresa Thompson

Employee Spotlight This week our employee spotlight shines on our Quality Team. Today we have the honor of praising the work of Lead Quality Engineer Teresa Thompson otherwise known to many as “Taz”. Teresa has been with Mayco since 1988 and if you wanted to track her career path with Mayco don’t try to do it without a road map. “Taz”, who averages about...Read more

Sep 09/20

What Materials Can Be Used in Injection vs. Compression Molding?

Leading manufacturers have long considered, which process is superior for increasing productivity, making reliable parts in less time, and with lower overheads. We’re talking about compression molding vs injection molding. There are advantages and disadvantages to both processes. So, continue reading to find out more… What’s Injection Molding? This is one of the most popular means of manufacturing molded rubber products. Injection molding involves...Read more

Aug 31/20

Latest Trends in Automotive Cockpit Design and Technology

As the world of technology continues to advance, so will the designs of our vehicles. When it comes to the car cockpit, various trends are being implemented across the industry. This will begin to appear in the near future. Join the revolution and become a part of creating these futuristic vehicles. Therefore, to enhance the customer riding experience every time...Read more

Aug 26/20

The Top 5 Innovative Automobile Solutions Shaping the Industry

  We're living in a world of ever-evolving technologies. It's safe to say; the automobile industry is certainly a sector demonstrating constant innovation. So, in this article, we're going to delve into this subject in greater depth. We're going to discuss five innovative automobile solutions that are shaping the industry as we know it today. Let's dive in! 1. Predictive...Read more

Aug 07/20

5 Tips to Improve Your Production Efficiency

[caption id="attachment_5246" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Industry 4.0 and Augmented reality for industry concept. Robotic and Automation system control application on computer screen on automate robot arm in smart manufacturing background.[/caption] If you run a production line of any sort, improving your production efficiency is a top priority. The success of your company depends on the way you manage your assembly lines....Read more

Aug 05/20

How to Improve Technical Communication With Suppliers and Vendors

The world of logistics is slowly changing, and one such welcome trend is that companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of improving communication with their suppliers. In fact, 60% of companies consider communication one of their top five supply chain priorities. When you consider how imperative it is for streamlining the supply chain, this is hardly surprising. Failure to connect and build...Read more

Jul 30/20

The Role of Sustainable Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry

In recent years, sustainability has become a significant talking point for manufacturers around the world. So, with consumer behavior increasingly shifting towards environmental conscientiousness, the automotive industry has had to adapt. Consequently, sustainable practices are now commonplace. The industry is finding ways to recycle. There's also a continuous push for lighter-weight vehicles with greater fuel efficiency. In light of that,...Read more

Jul 28/20

What’s the Best Lightweight Material for Car Manufacturing?

You don't need us to tell you that car manufacturers are always searching for fresh ways to produce groundbreaking vehicles. As such, the hunt for the best lightweight interior materials is greater than ever! Take natural and carbon fibers, for instance. Both these lightweight materials are increasingly popular for their sustainability and lightness. That said, car manufacturers are also trying to use...Read more

Jul 09/20

Meet the Autonomous Driving Companies That Are Fueling the Future

  Autonomous driving still has a futuristic ring to it. It's akin to flying cars and helpful home AIs. However, in today’s age, several companies are pushing boundaries where autonomous driving technology is concerned. Excitingly, it's no longer a plot of fiction. Instead, vehicles that don’t need human operators are becoming more plausible as these autonomous driving companies continue to...Read more

Jul 07/20

The Top Advantages of Natural Polypropylene for Automotive Manufacturing

With increasing concerns about the economy and environment, lighter weight materials in the automotive industry have become a priority. Fuel usage can be reduced by an estimated 5%-7% with a 10% reduction in vehicle weight. Less fuel creates fewer emissions, and cars become more sustainable and cost-effective to run. Auto manufacturers already use light materials like aluminum and carbon fiber. However,...Read more

Jun 29/20

What Is Quality Control in the Automotive Industry and Why Is It Important?

Companies that manufacture products on a large scale reap the benefits that come with high-volume sales and strong market presence. This fact in itself is what makes quality control so important to prioritize. Not sure where to start? Don't worry, we’ve got you covered. Let's take a look at everything you need to know. So, What Is Quality Control? As...Read more

Jun 22/20

These Are the Autonomous Vehicle Companies Developing Driver-Less Cars

The race is on for autonomous vehicle companies. There are over 80 companies testing more than 1400 self-driving cars on U.S. public roads right now. And if you're invested in the future of autonomous vehicles, you're dying to know if you're betting on the right horse. But from where we're sitting, it's too close to tell. And too many factors are...Read more

Jun 15/20

An Overview of the Current State of the Automobile Manufacturing Industry

The United States automotive manufacturing sales slightly declined in 2019, the market was on solid footing. Over 17 million vehicles were sold, good for the 5th best year in history. Unfortunately, the coronavirus has put a temporary hold on positive sales data. Due to the global pandemic, sales are forecasted to decline by 27% in 2020. This may sound discouraging to investors...Read more

Jun 04/20

The Future of Automotive Marketing, Distribution, and Selling

  The automotive industry is a significant player in the global and American economies. In fact, it was a major contributor towards lifting America out of its last financial crash. But, despite that, this industry is long-known for its high costs and poor service, with an aggressive selling process that often leaves customers wanting. However, we're pleased to report that...Read more

May 12/20

The Basics of Automotive Suppliers: Why Choosing the Right Supplier Impacts Your Business

[caption id="attachment_4985" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] of beautiful modern car close up in the cabin.[/caption] Choosing the right automotive suppliers can have a huge impact on the quality of your business. But if you don’t know too much about the industry of automotive supplying it can be tough deciding which companies to buy from. We’re here to tell you a bit more...Read more

May 08/20

New Car Technology You Should Add to Your Vehicles

  Usually, the best driving experience has complex electronics and features. After all, many new technologies can be gimmicky and unnecessary. However, there’s also new car technology that wows enthusiasts. But which features are worth it? We’re here to highlight some amazing automotive tech that’s both useful and impressive. Keep reading for the next best technology! Advanced Heated Seats Sure, heated seats...Read more

Mar 20/20

A Letter From The President: Our COVID-19 Commitment

COVID-19 Commitment March 17, 2020 Mayco International’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak includes a commitment to communicate all actions clearly.  We are continuing to deep clean our facilities for the health and safety of our employees. The following is a list of the actions that Mayco has already taken in response to the virus. In addition to normal housekeeping, additional...Read more

Jan 28/20

Cost-effective Plastic Compression Molding: In Automotive Manufacturing

Overall, composites have steadily become a more integral part of the automotive industry. Composite parts are likely to be more prevalent this year than any of those previous. Plastic compression molding machines are a significant component of car parts production. Why Composites? Fuel efficiency is an ongoing pursuit among car manufacturers. Composites are lightweight and well-suited to maximize overall performance...Read more

Jan 21/20

Tier 1 Automotive Suppliers Provide Parts for Top Car Companies

Regardless of whether its running a larger enterprise-level automaker or a local operation handling custom jobs, engineering work will need to be done. Few companies have a sufficient number of technical specialists on staff to do this in-house. This is why working with outside third-party automotive services will get the job done. Tier 1 Automotive Capabilities  Global Tier 1 automotive...Read more

Jan 13/20

The Benefits of Using Automotive Lightweight Material in New Cars

Today, more car manufacturers are turning to automotive lightweight materials when making cars and trucks for sale. There are many reasons for this change from heavy to lightweight material. Look at a few examples. Improved Fuel Economy When a manufacturer uses lightweight materials when making vehicles, it increases the fuel economy of a vehicle. The lightweight material will be used...Read more

Jan 10/20

Best Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Traits

  Finding the right tier 1 automotive supplier for your product needs can be a challenging process. Engineering capabilities, facilities, logistics, quality and more require careful evaluation. However, a leading supplier candidate typically emerges when certain criteria are met. The following are qualities of a world-class global automotive and manufacturing engineering company. Global Reach A supplier with a strong presence...Read more

Oct 18/19

Mayco International Welcomes Students For Manufacturing Day 2019

Manufacturing Day 2019 On Friday, October 4th, our team participated in the annual "Manufacturing Day". Mayco Sterling Heights welcomed 120 students from Stevenson, Eisenhower, and Utica High Schools. A national program that looks to connect young people with opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Macomb County has one of the largest concentrations of participating companies in the U.S. For many of...Read more

Sep 30/19

Create the Quietest Cars: Why Car Companies Are Making Their Cars Quieter

Do you know that a diesel truck that’s 50 feet away generates more than 90 decibels of noise? Any noise greater than 85 decibels can lead to permanent hear loss! Loud cars are very irritating. Imagine you not being able to listen to your favorite music because your car is overwhelmingly loud. Car manufacturers are currently using innovative technology to...Read more

Sep 26/19

Car Weight Reduction: Reducing Automotive Interior Weight With a High-End and Tech Interior

The word "lightweight" is on every auto manufacturer's lips lately and for good reason. Lightweighting, or reducing the weight of a car, is essential for staying competitive in an evolving market. The results of this change in thinking can be dramatic. For example, the world's most popular truck, the F-150, dropped 700 pounds by switching to an aluminum bed and...Read more

Sep 09/19

The Electric Car Industry Is On the Rise: Why Your Company Should Tap Into This Market

Despite the huge benefits that electric cars can bring, many automakers and auto dealers continue to put these cars on the back burner. If recent reports are anything to go by, the electric car industry is on the rise as more drivers look for more efficient vehicles. Here's why and how your company can tap into this market. Reasons to Venture into...Read more

Aug 29/19

The Latest Advancements in Electric Car Technology

Electric cars are taking over the market. They seem to be everywhere and are easily one of the biggest up-and-coming parts of the car industry today. With electric car technology advancements, there are plenty of things you can talk about. We are going to focus on some of the main things that you want to look out for in the...Read more

Aug 21/19

10 Ways Automotive Companies Are Taking On Waste Reduction

Global waste volumes will increase by 70 percent by 2050 based on the current waste levels. This surge is due to rapid urbanization and growing populations. While it’s almost impossible to be completely free from waste, there need to be measures aimed at waste reduction. The auto industry, in particular, has been in the lead in countering waste production. In...Read more

Aug 19/19

The Global Automotive Industry Outlook: The Future of the Worldwide Auto Industry

The automotive industry is facing big changes both in buyer demand and technological advancements. Coming off a year that slumped in growth, 2019 may not have the needed answers. Instead, it may produce even more trouble for the industry outlook. There are several variables that could impact the auto industry. There is none greater than President Trump toying with the...Read more

Aug 07/19

The Self-Driving Auto Revolutions: How to Profit From Driverless Cars

Car manufacturers are going all in on driverless cars. Many of these futuristic self-driving automobiles on our roads now. We can expect it’s going to get better for the transportation industry. When analysts talk about their realistic takes on driverless cars, they always say it’s too early. They are right, in part. The self-driving car is in its infancy, needing...Read more

Jul 25/19

Shrilk: How This New Biodegradable Material Is Changing The Way We Engineer

About 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year, half of this used only once. 4.8-12.7 million metric tons of plastic end up in the oceans annually. Basically, if something is not done, we are going to have too much plastic garbage in our hands. Plastic takes a long time to disintegrate. Researchers at Wyss Institute have, however, developed...Read more

Jul 18/19

What Are Cars Made Of? 10 Of The Top Materials Used In Auto Manufacturing

Over the past decades, cars were not economical or efficient. In fact, the only important aspect was functionality. However, this is not the case now as people are opting for more efficient and safer automobiles. Do you know that having a car made from the most efficient materials will help in fuel consumption while still provide the necessary safety features?...Read more

Jul 03/19

5 Ways 3D Printing Fits the Mold Injection Process

Are you looking for some unique and high-quality products? Then the use of 3D printed injection molds will ensure that you have only the best products on the market. The global market for injection molded plastics is valued at $325 billion. The global market for 3D printing plastics is $335 billion, while the global market 3D printing metal is $334 billion. You...Read more

Jul 03/19

Clay Modeling: Why Clay Modeling Remains Relevant in a Technology-Driven Industry

Automotive Design Automobiles have developed to a point of extreme sophistication. They can drive, park, and find locations on their own in some cases. Heck, humans have even shot a vehicle into space. Despite the rampant advances in technology, automobiles still have a pretty simple element in their make up. On the design end of things, automobiles are still fleshed out...Read more

May 28/19

Mold Coatings: Solving the Sticky Parts

Are you a knowledgeable mold coatings user or buyer? Perhaps you want to learn more about mold coatings in general? We are here to provide you with the mold coatings information you never knew you needed. Mold coatings is a very important topic for anyone dealing with the protection and quality of machines and parts. We offer some of the...Read more

May 14/19

What Is IATF 16949 and How Does It Make for Better Automobiles?

Whether you're a car lover or a car driver, it's impossible for you to ignore the design details of your dashboard. Your automaker specified this look, designed the instrument panel, and ordered it from a reliable company. So, after the designer drew these parts, an engineer modeled them, and a company manufactured them, as they appear in your vehicle. If...Read more

May 07/19

The Coming Revolution of Electric Cars

With environmental experts sounding the alarm about climate change, electric cars may represent one way to help stop an environmental disaster. Now, some industry experts are predicting that more than 50 percent of all new cars will be electric by 2040. What does this mean for the auto industry, manufacturers, and consumers? Which models represent currently the best electric cars? Mayco International discusses the...Read more

Apr 30/19

Lessons Learned: Using Past Problems for Future Excellence

Picture that classic film, Groundhog Day. Now imagine it's your life, and every single day you go to work to make the same mistakes. Every day you relive the same miserable consequences from the same ill-thought decisions. To us, it sounds like hell on earth. Like living on a cruel corporate mouse-wheel. Sadly, this is exactly how many companies spend their...Read more

Apr 23/19

Injection Mold Maintenance: From Afterthought to Prevention

Injection molding is a big business. Experts expect growth in the injection-molded plastic market. They predict it to increase by over 5.7 percent until 2023 in the automotive sector. If you want to make high-quality parts, then you need high-quality machinery. But repairing such machinery can become expensive over time. How can you reduce these inflated costs and keep your machines running for...Read more

Apr 16/19

Thin Walled Plastic Injection Molding: How to Do It Faster, Better, Stronger

There are many interesting trends in the manufacturing industry. Experts have noted that domestic manufacturing is making a comeback. Labor costs overseas combined with shipping costs are increasing to such an extent that they are neutralizing any cost advantages. Even though there are changes in the industry, plastic injection molding is here to stay. That's because it is one of...Read more

Apr 09/19

Giving Back: 7 Tips on Helping Your Business Impact Your Community

Business Impact Analysis Research has shown that most Americans prefer the experience of shopping with a small, local business. This is just one of the many ways these businesses enhance their community. A quick look at your business impact analysis can show you where you have room to impact your community as well. Looking for ideas on how you can...Read more

Mar 26/19

Here Is Everything You Need to Know About Blow Molding

Blow molding can be found around you and you don't even know it. That soda that your drinking has a plastic bottle, which was blow-molded. In the United States, The plastics industry is the 3rd largest manufacturing industry. Plastics make our lives easier and help us produce things more cost-effectively. But what exactly is it? And how does it work? Read...Read more