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    Register now for the Livestream Hour Episode 7 - Finished Vehicle Logistics: Restarting the network

    2020-05-27T18:34:00Z

    This week’s special livestream episode will focus on the finished vehicle logistics network and how it is preparing to restart for the new normal, with insights from Volkswagen Group of America’s Anu Goel, Hyundai Glovis and more. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig and featuring updates and insights from the crisis and beyond for automotive supply chain and manufacturing. Join us Wednesday June 3rd.

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    Watch: Livestream Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain May Update

    2020-05-27T17:35:00Z

    Our monthly supply chain updates provide critical information for automotive production, purchasing and logistics professionals in the current crisis, and strategic insight to help companies design more resilient supply chains for the future. Watch the May update for the latest market forecasts from our automotive analyst and insight on how supply chains could be made more resilient from automotive supply chain expert Peter Weiss from Gartner.

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    Welding wire electrode doubles as a sensor

    2020-05-26T16:26:00Z

    The WireSense system turns the wire electrode into a sensor that checks the component position before each weld says Fronius

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    Watch: Livestream: Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain April Update

    2020-04-30T00:58:00Z

    Part of our ongoing Livestream series, the monthly supply chain update provides insight on what the coronavirus crisis will mean for automotive manufacturing and logistics. In this episode, hear from Matteo Fini from IHS Markit and Fathi Tlatli from DHL together with host Christopher Ludwig.

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    Watch: Livestream Coronavirus Series - Automotive Supply Chain March Update

    2020-03-27T14:13:00Z

    Presented by Automotive from Ultima Media, hear from our analysts as they share insight on how the coronavirus crisis will impact global vehicle sales and what it will mean for automotive manufacturing and logistics.. We will also hear insights from Supply Chain and Technology Strategist, Wolfgang Lehmacher, and his views on supply chain impacts across industries, with a particular focus on Asia.

  • Axially-compliant orbital sander is specifically designed for robotic surface preparation and finishing
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    Orbital sander for robotic surface preparation

    2020-02-25T14:57:00Z

    ATI Industrial Automation says its AOV-10 axially-compliant orbital sander features adjustable compliance force to accommodate a wide variety of applications

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    Your webinar questions answered: How tier 1 suppliers are responding to tough headwinds

    2020-02-16T18:55:00Z

    You asked, we answer. We return to the questions from our audience that we didn’t have time to answer in our live webinar, ranging from which parts of automotive tier 1 suppliers’ business models are at risk of commodification, to how tier suppliers are changing manufacturing processes

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    2D LiDAR sensor

    2020-01-28T17:04:00Z

    Sick says its 2D LiDAR systems high laser scanning frequency helps to produce more than half a million measurement points per second to calculate the position, shape, volume or surface quality of components or assemblies over a wide depth of field, and at ranges up to 3m

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    Edge computing solution

    2020-01-28T16:50:00Z

    An edge computing soltion from Mitsubishi Electric, which claims to optimise predictive maintenance or quality control with real-time data analysis

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    High five: new cellular networks take us closer to the factory of the future

    2020-01-27T14:31:00Z

    5G will transform the way we work, says ABB, which is collaborating with Ericsson to build the future of flexible automotive manufacturing

  • ABB's new version of its Ability Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software
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    Manufacturing management technology

    2020-01-24T18:17:00Z

    ABB claims its new MOM software is designed to simplify production management by enabling performance monitoring, downtime management and maintenance support, as well as providing statistical production analysis tools 

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    Electric vehicles could transform role of tier 1 suppliers in manufacturing

    2020-01-22T15:24:00Z

    As OEMs look to reduce production costs and manage more complexity, automotive suppliers will face challenges. But with more EV models in the pipeline, many have the opportunity to grab a larger piece of the pie both for manufacturing and the total value chain

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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

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    Lamborghini puts the AI in paint

    2019-11-14T11:55:00Z

    Chief manufacturing officer at the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant, Ranieri Niccoli speaks to AMS about the smart features now employed in the factory’s new paintshop

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    OEMs’ profit strategies today could hurt them tomorrow

    2019-09-30T08:53:00Z

    Ahead of stringent EU emissions targets starting in 2020, some carmakers are pursuing strategies that actually go against what they will ultimately need to do to reduce hefty fines. This makes sense – but only for now

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    EU fines and electric future not entirely in the hands of OEMs

    2019-09-26T09:46:00Z

    In the face of government and citizens’ rising concern over climate change, vehicle emission regulations around the world are tightening, especially in Europe. In our latest business intelligence report, we forecast that carmakers will face hefty fines under tightening vehicle emission targets, driven largely by factors outside their control.

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    Re-tooling of manufacturing plants and supply chain for EVs pose investment risk for OEMs

    2019-09-23T06:00:00Z

    Tooling and conversion of automotive plants are significant costs for OEMs as they invest in electrification, which some may struggle to afford, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.  

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    Electrification production costs poses risk for automotive OEMs

    2019-09-19T07:00:00Z

    The high R&D, production and supply chain costs of electric vehicles could mean that OEMs will be selling most at a loss for years to come, according to a report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

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    Audi tests new sealing process in paint shop

    2019-09-13T10:11:00Z

    Hungary - The new sealing process could soon be rolled out across all Audi paint shops

  • BMW engine assembly training
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    Quick learners

    2019-08-22T16:00:00Z

    From training, quality and work station design, OEMs are seeing a host of applications that can benefit from virtual and augmented reality technology