All Casting/Forging articles

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    Register now: Supporting production through automation – from AI to cobots (EP.2)

    2020-11-27T16:32:00Z

    This Livestream Hour episode will discuss how automation and AI can support automotive manufacturing with technology leaders from BMW and Ford, together with systems and software specialists. Join us on Wednesday December 17.

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    Watch: Strategies for Greener Production (EP.1)

    2020-11-25T22:30:00Z

    This AMS Livestream Hour episode discusses how automotive manufacturers are making their plants and value chains more sustainable through new processes and technology, with special guests including Scania and ArcelorMittal. Watch and download slides.

  • AMS Autumn 2020
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    AMS Autumn 2020 – At the cutting edge, the latest on 3D printing and aluminium welding

    The latest issue Automotive Manufacturing Solutions features insight on 3D printing of parts and tooling with Porsche, Audi and Seat, digital solutions for aluminium welding and much more. With technology solutions from ABB, Rockwell Automation, Henkel and Castrol. 

  • Grainger Worrall sand casting
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    Breaking the mould: Grainger & Worrall go beyond the block

    2020-01-08T12:04:00Z

    With the onset of the EV age, casting specialists are demonstrating versatility and diversifying away from engine block production. Mike Farish reports on the solutions Grainger & Worrall has developed to produce its new generation of cast parts

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    A flexible solution

    2019-07-16T15:27:00Z

    Metal-component supplier Gestamp outlines the challenges ahead and its strategy for meeting higher demand for lightweight parts

  • thyssenkrupp crankshaft & connecting rod forging
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    thyssenkrupp invests in advanced forging line

    2019-07-12T10:51:00Z

    Germany - thyssenkrupp will make front axles for trucks and crankshafts on the new forging line

  • Ovako Sweden 2
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    Real clean steel

    2019-05-21T16:15:00Z

    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

  • Ford hotforming Saarlouis
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    Casting a duo

    2019-01-08T16:37:00Z

    Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future

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    Smartly pressed

    2019-01-03T13:54:00Z

    OEMs and suppliers are teaming up to design and construct a state-of-art press shops, duly networked for an industry 4.0 approach More on Stamping Ford Saarlouis Gestamp Constellium, Georgia Skoda Mlade Boleslav Arguably the main technological factor most commonly associated with ...

  • Chiron brake caliper
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    Making metal add up

    2018-09-13T12:30:55Z

    Additively manufactured metal parts present a challenge for high-volume production but at the other end of the scale, engineers are successfully developing the process for specialist, low volume parts. Mike Farish reports All over the automotive industry companies are exploring the potential of additive techniques to make parts in polymers ...

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    From prototype to production

    2018-08-17T10:03:48Z

    The use of additive manufacturing technologies has now moved passed their initial application area of just ‘rapid prototyping’ While now seeing use in limited production roles, additive techniques are still being put to use in new and innovative ways as product development tools. One example is the Plastics 3D Printing ...

  • Magna and Cosma International Telford
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    Magna opens aluminium casting facility

    2018-05-11T10:04:44Z

    UK - The supplier has opened a new aluminium casting facility in Telford, England, in order to provide structural castings to Jaguar Land Rover. The facility covers 225,000 sq.m and will employ around 300 people. "With this new aluminium casting facility, we have established a world-class centre of excellence to ...

  • Professional performance training with Tobii Pro G
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    Tracking and training

    2018-03-06T17:17:47Z

    Digital technologies are providing new training solutions for the automotive industry. Nick Holt reports Eye tracking systems are now being successfully used to create training programs that reduce errors in manufacturing operations. Mike Bartel, senior research developer at Tobii Pro Insights provided an overview of what this technology offers: “Eye ...

  • 5-Laser cutting provides the highest level of precision for the shape and features of bumper beams. (Constellium White, GA)
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    Aluminium allegiance

    2018-03-05T12:44:00Z

    Industry analysts are predicting a growth phase for aluminium content in the vehicle material mix. AMS reports on the new grades and applications that underpin this claim

  • Simufact weld simulation software
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    Welding simulations for sheet metal structures

    2018-02-08T18:00:44Z

    Welding 7 is the latest version of Simufact’s software for the simulation of welding processes, which the company claims offers shorter processing times, more accurate results, and a more intuitive operational use. Functions include solid-shell elements, simplified calculation methods for resistance spot welding processes and the more flexible consideration of ...

  • Simufact LightHinge+Monitor_rot
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    Success hinges on AM

    2018-01-09T13:51:00Z

    Simufact’s Michael Wohlmuth and Michael Tran describe LightHinge+, a co-engineering project that used the extended possibilities of additive production to develop a lightweight solution with fewer components and simpler assembly One of the main advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) is the near-unlimited freedom in design due to die-less ...

  • Renault Valladolid AMS janfeb2017
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    Spain’s rising star

    2017-12-08T16:46:00Z

    Renault’s Valladolid plant is piloting some of the latest digital manufacturing technologies The Spanish plant has become a star in Renault’s production network for making one of the brand’s most successful new-segment launches: the Captur small SUV. Since start of production in 2013, the car has passed the ‘1m built’ ...

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    New aspects

    2017-11-23T12:07:41Z

    GOM’s 3D Metrology Conference continued the tradition of showcasing the latest in industrial 3D metrology, inspection and testing to automotive manufacturing professionals from around the world With more than 750 visitors from more than 50 countries, the GOM Conference proved again to be an established forum for experts in metrology, ...

  • Henkel duaLCys
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    Cleaning and machining

    2017-11-15T17:16:29Z

    The Bonderite duaLCys process has been used in a precision tool, machining project at German customer Mapal, claims Henkel. The company says the process can be tailored to the customer’s needs across their value chain from casting and machining to assembly. One of the stated benefits is the recycling of ...

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    The stage to engage

    2017-11-15T16:31:08Z

    The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological change Tier one suppliers currently face a bewildering mix of challenges, some long-term and some short-term in impact. This has always been the case, but the pace of change and the scale of adjustment required now ...