• Ovako Sweden 2

    Real clean steel


    With vehicle-makers and tier suppliers wanting greater performance from less material weight, Ovako’s engineering steels seem a good fit. Nick Holt visits its production facility at Hofors in Sweden to find out more

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    Mercedes begins Actros production in Wörth


    Germany - The first new Actros has come off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant in southern Germany. It is the first facility in the OEM’s global network to start making the new model. “This gives us at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth a ...

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    Volvo to install Torslanda paintshop


    Volvo Cars Torslanda Volvo Cars has announced that it has invested a multi-billion kroner sum to install a new paintshop at its Torslanda plant in Sweden. This will reportedly result in a reduction of energy consumption and emissions from the painting process by at least one ...

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    Keeping in focus


    Ford has invested in its Saarlouis plant to produce the latest generation of its popular Focus model. Nick Holt visited the plant to get a look at the upgrades to the production process

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    Process monitoring for Manufacturing 4.0


    Missing defects is costly for manufacturers. Sciemetric’s sigPOD is a Manufacturing 4.0 process monitoring and data collection platform that detects defects as they occur in production – where it is most efficient and before they become bigger issues down the line sigPOD standardises ...

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    Advanced Forming technology for AHSS material. Tubular Hydroforming


    Do you want to know how to get the most out of tubes made in advanced high-strength steel? Join Peter Alm from SSAB when he shares his knowledge on this subject. With long experience in tooling and simulation, Peter will share his ideas with you over this ...


    VW and JAC to build BEV plant


    China - Volkswagen is set to build a new plant for the production of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as part of its joint venture with local Chinese OEM Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC). The plant will cost around 5.06 billion yuan (US$750.8m) and will be located in eastern Hefei city. It ...

  • GM to Add Second Shift and More Than 400 Hourly Jobs at Bowling Green (Ky.) Assembly Plant

    GM adds second shift to Bowling Green


    US - General Motors has added a second shift and more than 400 hourly jobs at its Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky. The news comes ahead of the launch of the next generation Corvette, which is set to be revealed in July 2019. The Corvette’s iconic status ...

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    Toyota to make Lexus NX in Canada


    Canada - Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) has announced that it will start producing the Lexus NX and NX Hybrid at its Cambridge plant in Ontario, Canada starting in early 2022. It already makes the Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h at the south side of the facility, as well ...

  • 3D printing with metal materials: First spare part of the partner pilot project "NextGenAM", from Daimler, Premium AEROTEC and EOS, the retainer of the truck diesel engine.

    Daimler develops 3D printing line


    Germany - Since May 2017, Daimler has been working with Premium Areotec and EOS to develop a production line that would be able to produce aluminium components by using 3D printing. The companies found that manufacturing costs can be reduced by approximately 50% when compared to existing 3D printing systems. ...