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  • hot form quenching 3
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    Drawing attention: aluminium hot form quench

    2019-12-04T15:01:00Z

    Better known as a niche process for parts with deep-drawn and complex geometries in high-strength aluminium, hot form quench is now being adapted for high volume production

  • LMI DoorPanel_GapFlush
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    Measured view

    2019-12-03T14:55:00Z

    Robots equipped with 3D smart sensors from LMI Technologies are aiming to take production processes to a new level

  • GOM The fine print
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    The fine print

    2019-12-03T14:13:00Z

    GOM’s work on the engine front cover of a 1967 Cadillac Eldorado ably demonstrates the value of optical metrology in the 3D printing process

  • Andrew Cross CTO Integral Powertrain
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    Andrew Cross, Integral Powertrain and the Triumph Motorcycles Project TE-1

    2019-12-03T08:54:00Z

    Integral Powertrain is one of the technical partners involved with Triumph Motorcycles Project TE-1. AMS speaks to CTO Andrew Cross about the aims and challenges of developing a compact electric motor package for motorcycles

  • Yanfeng Serbia -  Prefixing Station 2
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    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors – Kragujevac, Serbia

    2019-12-03T07:55:00Z

    Another major tier supplier has added its name to the list automotive players attracted to Serbia

  • Hyperdrive JCD battery assy 1
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    Powering a bigger dig

    2019-11-29T15:06:00Z

    The off-highway sector is now seeing the introduction of electric powertrains. Nick Holt visited Hyperdrive to look at the development and production of battery packs for construction equipment

  • Wipac Czech - Magna acquisition
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    Magna adds to its automotive lighting business

    2019-11-22T11:24:00Z

    The acquisition of Wipac Czech will add significant technical competencies to Magna’s global automotive business

  • BMW extends contract with Samsung and CATL
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    BMW increases battery cell order from CATL

    2019-11-22T11:19:00Z

    BMW Group has extended its existing business relationships with battery cell manufacturers CATL and Samsung SDI to ensure a stable supply of batteries 

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    Weight-loss programme

    2019-11-20T17:03:00Z

    The electrification drive has increased the importance of lightweight vehicle structures. AMS looks at the development of the latest aluminium grades for electric vehicle applications

  • Aston Martin Cosworth engine Valkyrie
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    Rise of the Valkyrie

    2019-11-20T16:44:00Z

    Cosworth has stepped up its operations to make the engine for Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar

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    Dual brand adapters

    2019-11-20T16:06:00Z

    From finances to unions and electrifying its model range, domestic and global challenges abound for Hyundai-Kia

  • ATS 2020 Brembo line
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    Braking ground

    2019-11-20T15:25:00Z

    Nick Holt visits Brembo’s Kilometro Rosso test and development facility, and its Curno production plant, to see how the company creates high quality, premium vehicle braking systems

  • ATS 2020 Gestamp hot stamp
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    Hot on the press

    2019-11-20T14:49:00Z

    The need for lightweight, high-strength steel parts has been given a boost with increased production of electric vehicles. AMS reports on a new hot stamping process designed to meet this demand

  • ATS 2020 Continental
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    Challenging relationships

    2019-11-20T14:11:00Z

    As the trend of electrification gains pace, and demand in the global new car market dwindles, suppliers are looking at ways to best serve their OEM customers

  • Duerr-EcoProFleet_AGV_1
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    Innovation station

    2019-11-18T15:04:00Z

    Downtimes caused by sudden malfunctions can be reduced, thanks to Dürr’s automated guided vehicles

  • BASF Auroom sporty red
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    Virtual colour platform

    2019-11-18T14:44:00Z

    BASF’s innovative AUROOM digital technology can help OEMs to visualise the appearance and effects of paint colours on their models

  • Sprimag code
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    Bearing in mind

    2019-11-18T14:28:00Z

    Sprimag is responding to increased demand for wheel bearing coating thanks to its sophisticated technology

  • skoda-side-dry-line-process-paint-shop
    Article

    Painting sideways

    2019-11-18T14:11:00Z

    With its new paintshop at Mladá Boleslav, Skoda is bringing some unique approaches to conveying, coating and curing 

  • Martin Hofman_VW
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    At the centre of change for Volkswagen Group

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.

  • VW amazon cloud
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    Building Volkswagen’s Industrial Cloud

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s landmark project with Amazon Web Services will help to connect all its global factories, and eventually the supply chain as well. At the core of the project is a drive to establish a standard software stack that will transform the way production IT is developed and implemented across Volkswagen locations.