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Industry Trends - 2012 Annual Market Study Overview

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Thursday, April 12, 2012; Presented by: Gavin Knapp, SEMA

The SEMA 2012 Annual Market Study will soon be released. This annual report will help SEMA member companies to better understand the overall specialty equipment market and its components.

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How to Use A2Mac1

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Thursday, March 22, 2012; Presented by: Mike Fairbanks, A2Mac1 – Automotive Benchmarking

SEMA is conducting an innovative pilot program with the company A2Mac1 to help support our members with complete vehicle data and information for product development, engineering, installation, service, customization and marketing. A2Mac1 is making their comprehensive vehicle data base and information resources including specifications, photos and videos for over 200 vehicles available to SEMA members registered to participate in this pilot (limited space is available). This is the same information the OEMs use to support their own product development programs.

SEMA is continually working to provide unique benefits and value to members by developing vehicle technology solutions and building partner relationships that foster collaboration between automakers, suppliers, retailers, technology providers,
research organizations, industry associations and member companies. By developing a complete benchmarking management software solution, A2mac1 offers SEMA members global access of data to be shared by suppliers, installers and customizers. A2mac1 has the potential to add significant value to your business operations by helping reduce costs, improve efficiency and increase your profits.

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3D Design and Additive Manufacturing: Technology that Will Change the Aftermarket

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Thursday, January 12, 2012; Presented by: David Gurrola, GROWit

Additive manufacturing is quickly becoming more commonly used in specialized technology applications where limited quantities of durable precision components are needed. Imagine “printing” a limited number of products or designing product without manufacturing limitations---all while reducing waste and cost.

3D design and additive manufacturing will change the aftermarket Industry in a number of ways. For one, it can eliminate the costly and time-consuming process of tool making by producing fully assembled parts directly from 3D CAD models. Creating hybrid tooling can duplicate production quality for limited production runs.  Additive technologies also give designers the freedom to create with fewer limitations than they had when using traditional manufacturing processes. 3D design changes can be employed with complete flexibility, no wasted inventory, and no wait time for costly tool changes.

Bringing all of the best Additive Manufacturing technologies together allows the industry to provide customers with exactly what their project requires, whichever Additive Manufacturing method fits best.  

Today, when a customer comes to you looking for a replacement taillight that is no longer being manufactured, you can either 3D scan that part to save time or have a designer take hand measurements and design it in a 3D software. On top of that, if you want any design changes made to that part 3D design engineers can make those changes and print out the newly designed part in a few days!

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Industry Trends: Light Truck Research Overview

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Thursday, May 26, 2011; Presented by: Gavin Knapp, SEMA,

Powered by LTAASEMA is about to unveil a new research study that provides an updated look at the market for pickup trucks and accessories. If you manufacture, distribute, sell and/or install products for the light truck segment, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about current and upcoming truck trends.

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Industry Trends: Annual Market Study Overview

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Thursday, April 28, 2011; Presented by: Gavin Knapp, SEMA

The SEMA 2011 Annual Market Study has just been released! This annual report will help SEMA-member companies better understand the overall specialty equipment market and its components. Within the specialty segment of the aftermarket, SEMA tracks nine primary niche markets. Data includes information from businesses in the industry as well as consumers.

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Industry Trends: How Accessories Influence New Car Sales

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Thursday, March 31, 2011; Presented by: Gavin Knapp, Senior Market Research Manager, SEMA

A new research study commissioned by SEMA shows that accessories can influence over a million new vehicle purchase decisions every year.  This study provides insights into how new vehicle buyers view accessorization and how this affects their car buying experience.

Gavin Knapp, Senior Manger of SEMA’s Market Research Department, highlights results from a recent study:

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Simulation Technologies to Speed the Aftermarket Product Development Process (Webinar)

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Thursday, March 25, 2010; Presented by: John Warniak, SEMA; Ed Browalski, ACEC; Santhosh Jogi, dSPACE; Tom Gillespie, Mechanical Simulation (CarSim)

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State of the Global & U.S. Economy: An Automotive Perspective (Webinar)

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Thursday, March 11, 2010; Presented by: Dr. Timothy G. Nash, Northwood University

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Major Determinants of U.S. Automotive Demand: Factors Driving the U.S. Automotive Market

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Thursday, September 17, 2009; Moderator: John Waraniak, SEMA Vice President of Vehicle Technology. Presenter: Brett Smith, Assistant Director, Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology, Center of Automotive Research (CAR)

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Powertrain Forecast and Analysis: What is Coming and What are the Implications for the Specialty-Equipment Aftermarket

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Thursday, August 13, 2009. Moderator: John Waraniak, SEMA Vice President of Vehicle Technology. Presenters: Brett Smith, Assistant Director, Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology, Center of Automotive Research (CAR)

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