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  • Puma 01
    Article

    Ford starts production of new Puma

    2019-10-09T16:39:00Z

    Romania - Ford has started making the new Puma in Craiova after a significant investment was made at its plant

  • Ultima-Volkswagen ID3-BI-flash-4
    Article

    Stricter EU CO2 regulations will reshape vehicle platforms and car design

    2019-10-04T11:20:00Z

    As OEMs try to reduce CO2 and transition to electric vehicles in the face of the high fines, we expect a profound impact on vehicle design.

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    Article

    Gathering clouds

    2019-08-20T10:44:00Z

    Cloud computing has been used for some time by carmakers, but its full potential has still to be realised in automation applications. 

  • 2019 Ford Kuga home charge
    Article

    Ford’s new electric offering

    2019-05-28T13:49:00Z

    Ford has recently announced it will bring 16 electrified vehicles to market in Europe over the next few years. Michael Nash provides a rundown of the first batch to be introduced

  • 12_Ford_Focus
    Article

    Keeping in focus

    2019-05-20T14:29:00Z

    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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    Article

    US plants – stick or twist?

    2019-04-10T13:42:00Z

    Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures. Here we provide an overview of the latest news regarding ...

  • Ford transit
    Podcast

    Start of production – AMS Podcast Episode 01

    2019-04-10T11:55:00Z

    The very first AMS podcast rolls off the assembly line and the team discuss two giants of automotive manufacturing, Toyota and Ford.

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    Podcast

    Look to the future, it’s only just begun – AMS Podcast Episode 03

    2019-04-10T11:47:00Z

    With absolutely no apologies for quoting Slade, AMS Editor Nick Holt and AMS Deputy Editor Gareth Price see this Christmas as the ideal time to look back at a selection of topics featured in AMS magazine during 2018.

  • Ford autonomous vehicle
    Article

    Ford invests in EV and AV production

    2019-03-21T11:18:00Z

    US - Ford has said it will spend US$900m on its facilities in Michigan in order to ready for the production of both electric and autonomous vehicles. This is the l atest in a string of investments that the OEM has recently announced it will make in US plants. ...

  • Ford Focus Saarlouis
    Article

    Tariffs: controversy reigns with Trump and Brexit adding to confusion

    2019-03-20T13:21:00Z

    In President Trump somewhat simplistic analysis, trade wars fought through the medium of tariffs are easy to win. Angered, apparently, by seeing too many Mercedes and BMWs on Fifth Avenue, Trump has threatened to invoke section 232 of the 1962 US Trade Expansion Act, raising tariffs from ...

  • BMW-adhesive-on-windows
    Article

    Augmented assistance

    2019-03-04T11:36:00Z

    Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the vast majority of production equipment will be similar, if not the same – that’s the view of Cem Temel, head of Ford’s Gölcük and Yeniköy plants in Turkey and assistant general manager for new projects at Ford Otosan. “The ...

  • Honda Swindon Civic
    Article

    Honda closure deals blow to UK

    2019-02-19T13:06:00Z

    Honda has announced plans to close its Swindon plant at the end of the current model’s production lifecycle in 2021. The statement, which was published on the company’s website, refers to the changing nature of the global auto industry and Honda’s “commitment to electrified cars” as the main reasons behind ...

  • Fronius joining of steel and aluminium
    Article

    Low heat input welding

    2019-02-03T10:00:00Z

    The Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding process reduces the heat input in comparison to other MIG/MAG processes, claims Fronius. This uses a digital process control, which automatically detects short circuits and then helps to detach the droplet by retracting the wire; during welding, the wire moves forward and is pulled ...

  • Fraunhofer IPA Smart System Optimization tool
    Article

    Identifying errors in manufacturing systems

    2019-02-02T10:00:00Z

    Smart System Optimisation

  • BASF Elastoflex Thinlight
    Article

    New foam for instrument panels

    2019-02-01T15:00:02Z

    A new series of systems in its Elastoflex E product group now allows weight reductions and foam densities of around 120g/L without sacrificing any of the material characteristics, claims BASF. Up to 30% of the foam weight is saved, says the company, depending on the component geometry. This Thin-Light system ...

  • Henkel solutions for e-drives
    Article

    Production resource for e-drive modules

    2019-02-01T08:30:19Z

    Henkel’s says it offers a range of solutions for the manufacturing of e-drives including Loctite AA 5820, which the company says is suitable to provide a reliable seal of multi-substrates or any flange design of e-drive housings. For stator coil potting applications, it offers a two-component epoxy, Loctite PE 8082, ...

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  • Hackett and Diess
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    Ford and VW confirm their alliance; and raise questions …

    2019-01-18T12:13:00Z

    Ford CEO Jim Hackett, VW COE Herbert Diess After months of rumours and speculation, Ford and Volkswagen have announced an alliance which would begin with the co-development and production of vans and pick-ups; it offers the prospect of wider forms of co-operation, in other segments, electric ...