All Bodyshop articles – Page 5

  • Factory VW Wrzesnia 5
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    Perfectly crafted

    2017-01-19T17:14:46Z

    As demand for light commercial vehicles grows, Volkswagen sees its new facility in Poland as a laboratory for future LCV manufacturing operations with 70% of production tailored to customer specification The gala opening of VW’s new production facility at Wrzesnia revealed a very impressive, state-of-the-art factory, albeit at the time ...

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    Raciocínio de princípio

    2017-01-11T09:50:38Z

    Investir €500 milhões para expandir sua operação em Leipzig significa que, pela primeira vez, a Porsche pode ter três modelos em uma única rota através de estações idênticas Desde que a produção do Macan começou em 2014, a Porsche Leipzig tem operado como uma instalação de produção de pleno direito ...

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    原则推理

    2017-01-06T15:10:13Z

    保时捷向莱比锡工厂投资5亿欧元进行扩建,这是公司首次在一个生产线上生产3款车型 自2014年保时捷莱比锡工厂开始Macan汽车以来,一直都是成熟的生产厂,拥有现代化喷漆车间和专门的汽车车体修理厂。对Panamera而言,白车身要在汉诺威大众工厂进行制造和喷漆,然后运送到Saxony工厂,进行预装配和总装配。 现在,为了进行新一代Panamera完整的生产,保时捷进行了16年以来的第四次扩建,汽车车体修理厂扩大到56,000平方米。该项目投资5亿欧元,改装了装配线,升级基础设施,又产生600个工作岗位。这种稳步改进状态并没有影响公司理念或生产车型。莱比锡工厂与祖文浩森(在斯图加特附近,是911生产地)工厂的生产理念相同。品牌理念可追溯到公司创始人,Ferry Porsche,他一直坚信“一切都要极致”。 Panamera汽车车体修理厂总经理Christoph Beerhalter说:“这里的生产特点就是流程透明化,并一贯实施精益生产原则。” "铝是要求非常高的一种材料。使用抛光板和抛光技术,产生的热量可能会是材料变形,要想避免这一点,就需要技术" - Christoph Beerhalter, 保时捷汽车 以准时化顺序方式对预装配和特定车型组件进行送递,可以准确完成装配线订单 — 有时候会直接抵达规定地点和装配线。工厂不断进行改进,减少甚至消除浪费,并继续强调高质量。 首要工作原则就是流程 — 智能物流和IT系统连接了所有创造价值过程。保时捷制造商根据“客户循环” — 生产数量 — 是制造汽车所有工艺的推动力。装配车间的员工们从物流供应中心拿到材料。然后,供应商提供高质量零部件,并满足即时需求,避免生产过剩和不必要的缓冲。最后,零错误原则保证高速而稳定的产品工艺,避免小失误。 高度垂直整合 Panamera的车体是在大众集团灵活的模块化标准装备(MSB)基础上制造的。莱比锡工厂新增的MSB汽车车体修理厂是由工厂控制系统监管,负责汽车订单中从第一个组件到白车身的各个方面。 汽车车体是由430个独立零部件,通过热能机械接合方法组装而成,使用200多米长的粘合剂。MSB汽车车体修理厂平均每小时生产13个汽车车体。这里共有475个机器人和189名员工,建造汽车车体,垂直化整合率超过90%。 Beerhalter说,“汽车车体的45%是由铝构成。铝成本很高,需要及高度的模具制造与表面抛光稳定性。” 铝质外壳 新款Panamera的整个外壳都是有铝构成的。汽车车体从下到上是由4个主要部分构成:底座、上层结构、附加零部件和表面加工。 首先,车身前部平台、地板和车身后部组装在一起,构成底部线。侧板和顶棚附加在底座上,之后的建构城流程本位三大部分。 在上层结构上,内侧壁被焊接到底座结构上。下一步是安装第二个上层结构,即外侧板 — 这些是外饰板,构成了Panamera设计的主要部分。第三部分,就是将汽车车体完整地安装到顶棚上。 The €500million investment created 600 new jobs and saw production at Porsche Leipzig rise to 650 cars ...

  • Porsche Leipzig GmbH
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    Principled reasoning

    2017-01-06T15:10:13Z

    Investing €500m to expand its operation at Leipzig means that, for the first time, Porsche can take three models on a single route through identical stations Since production of the Macan began in 2014, Porsche Leipzig has operated as a fully-fledged production facility with a modern paintshop and a dedicated ...

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    Metrology meets automation

    2017-01-05T11:41:38Z

    Portable systems have made high-accuracy measurement possible across all plant areas – the next step in this evolution is the integration of metrology with automation In years past, automotive manufacturers have been forced to choose between very different paradigms in the search to improve the quality, shorten design-to-launch times ...

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    Ploys against noise

    2017-01-03T16:21:14Z

    Following a joint project with Henkel, BMW is piloting a new generation of sustainable, lighter, liquid-applied sound deadening materials for series production Wind whistle and engine sounds work against the quiet enjoyment that OEMs seek to provide for drivers and passengers. Noise-Vibration-Harshness (NVH) materials placed onto the vehicle BIW structures ...

  • rnd-nut
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    Fastening future

    2016-11-09T15:46:11Z

    Following the lead of their automotive customers, fastening technology specialists are responding to industry demands to find innovation in weight, strength and performance As OEMs develop lightweight construction and optimised materials, the challenge for fastening specialists is to provide solutions as small, light and adaptable ideas without compromising on strength. ...

  • Ford Rouge
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    Ford Rouge becomes landfill-free

    2016-11-03T11:48:21Z

    US – The six facilities at Ford’s Dearborn site in Michigan have joined 68 others worldwide which send zero manufacturing waste to landfill. It is the OEM’s largest landfill-free complex and will save 14m pounds of waste per year. “With 16m sq.ft of factory floor space and approximately 7,000 ...

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    Porsche workforce continues to grow

    2016-10-28T16:24:14Z

    Figures released by Porsche show that the company has increased its workforce by 13% in the past 12 months. The Stuttgart-based car maker says that after nine months of 2016, its team has expanded to 27,115 employees. It’s the latest announcement on a trend which has seen Porsche’s employee headcount ...

  • woerth-2016-daimler
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    At the head of the convoy

    2016-10-28T15:54:55Z

    Mercedes-Benz’s largest truck plant is piloting new production technologies and transitioning into the lead manufacturing facility for heavy commercial vehicles Gerald Jank, head of Wörth plant and production at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, has much to say about the challenges of producing a huge variety of models in series production while also ...

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    Colour code

    2016-10-28T15:35:35Z

    The north corner of Audi’s vast Ingolstadt plant has been transformed into a three-storey, environmental and ergonomic exemplar of the automotive paintshop Handling more than 650 car bodies a day, operations at Audi’s new paintshop at Ingolstadt, Germany, are shared across approximately 200 employees in a three-shift rotation, supported by ...

  • rnd-nut
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    Fastening future

    2016-10-14T14:27:36Z

    Following the lead of their automotive customers, fastening technology specialists are responding to industry demands to find innovation in weight, strength and performance As OEMs develop lightweight construction and optimised materials, the challenge for fastening specialists is to provide solutions as small, light and adaptable ideas without compromising on strength. ...

  • VW Puebla
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    Revitalising a veteran

    2016-10-11T13:36:54Z

    VW has been making vehicles at Puebla in Mexico since 1967, but a $1.7 billion investment has added new facilities for the Golf 7 and long-wheelbase Tiguan. AMS takes a look at a vast but still expanding footprint The automotive industry is a prime example of globalisation; major manufacturers ...

  • Mazda Salamanca
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    Mazda: Growing in Guanajuato

    2016-10-11T10:00:56Z

    AMS gives an update on the OEM's recently opened plant at Salamanca, Mexico – its first in North America In January 2014, Mazda joined the flood of vehicle-makers arriving in Mexico by opening a new plant in Salamanca, Guanajuato – its first independent production site in North America. The ...

  • Alfons Dintner, Audi
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    Interview: Alfons Dintner, Audi

    2016-10-10T16:11:06Z

    The company's CEO for Mexico explains how it became the first premium brand with a plant in the country Joanne Perry (JP): San José Chiapa is Audi’s first factory in Mexico – and North America. Can you elaborate on its significance? Alfons Dintner (AD): This plant is a major building ...

  • A2, Nissan
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    Nissan heads in a new direction

    2016-10-10T14:17:14Z

    The OEM has been manufacturing vehicles in Mexico since 1966 but the new COMPAS collaboration with Daimler will add premium cars to the line-up by next year. AMS went to check on the progress so far The rush among carmakers to set up a manufacturing base in Mexico ...

  • Kia Pesqueria
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    Kia's brave new world

    2016-10-10T10:34:09Z

    The South Korean OEM has just opened a state-of-the-art factory at Pesquería in Mexico, but political problems are preventing this first Latin American manufacturing base from reaching its full potential A sun-scorched hilltop in Monterrey provides the perfect view of Kia Motors’ first Latin American factory: a gleaming white ...

  • Audi San Jose Chiapa
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    Audi inaugurates San Jose Chiapa plant

    2016-09-30T15:33:52Z

    Mexico – The factory in the south-central state of Puebla will produce the Q5 SUV for all global markets except China, with an annual capacity of 150,000 vehicles. Audi’s investment in the site exceeds €1 billion ($1.1 billion) and has enabled it to become the first premium carmaker with manufacturing ...

  • BMW Dingolfing
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    BMW Dingolfing prepares for 5 Series

    2016-09-15T18:35:13Z

    Germany – Production of the seventh-generation vehicle will ramp up by the end of the year, ahead of a market launch in early 2017. An investment of several hundred million euros has enabled the refurbishment of the plant and the construction of additional facilities, including the adaptation of drivetrain installation ...

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    Skid-free flexibility

    2016-08-15T16:11:26Z

    With the energy savings it brings, the skidless paintshop is proving to be a popular idea There are some real heavyweights on the move inside automotive manufacturers’ production facilities: 200kg skids transfer 300kg vehicle bodies from the bodyshop to pretreatment, and on through the entire paintshop. Over 1,200 conveyor components ...