All Casting/Forging articles – Page 3

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    Seven key issues for tier suppliers

    2017-01-05T15:53:35Z

    Taking examples from across the world of automotive tier supply, AMS looks at the seven key considerations from supply base consolidation, vertical integration and outsourcing to the changes that the move to electric, autonomous and connected vehicles might mean for the supplier industry 1. Supply base consolidation While car companies ...

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    GM Lordstown and LGR lose third shift

    2016-11-09T09:37:46Z

    US – The vehicle-maker said the third shift would be suspended at the two assembly plants from January 2017, in line with a shift in demand from cars to crossovers and trucks. At the same time, GM announced an investment of over $900m in its Ohio, Michigan and Indiana facilities ...

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    KTM steps up the pace

    2016-11-03T14:58:00Z

    KTM has grown rapidly and is now looking to increase production volumes. Nick Holt visits the firm’s manufacturing facilities at Mattighofen, Austria Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has ambitious plans to increase output from its current 160,000 units to 200,000 units per year by 2020. As such, the vehicle-maker is ...

  • Grainger and Worrall
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    GW’s cylinder-block process for JLR

    2016-11-02T11:49:44Z

    UK – In collaboration with the OEM and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), casting specialist Grainger & Worrall is working on a type of cylinder block with plasma coatings to reduce the size and weight of engines. The production process involves spraying an aluminum block with a low-friction, plasma metal ...

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    Magneti celebrates 40 years at Sanford

    2016-10-28T12:10:17Z

    US – The plant in North Carolina was inaugurated in 1976 and initially made carburettors; it now focuses on modern powertrain technologies including intake manifolds, electronic throttle bodies and engine control systems for cars, motorcycles, powersports and industrial engines. The 90,000 sq.m factory currently employs 400 individuals. Key operations at ...

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    GM's energy efficiency to save $73m

    2016-10-24T14:07:58Z

    US – The vehicle-maker estimates that it will make this saving in 2016 through sustainability measures including the installation of 186,000 light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs and fixtures. GM is aiming to use renewable energy to meet 100% of its electrical needs worldwide by 2050. “Energy efficiency can reduce electricity loads, ...

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    Infinite possibilities

    2016-10-20T13:50:00Z

    Mexico’s firm footing in the automotive industry makes it an ideal market for additive manufacturing technology Additive manufacturing, sometimes known as 3D printing, is a revolutionary technology able to produce complex shapes which cannot be produced by traditional techniques such as casting, forging and machining; expanding the possibilities of ...

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    Feeding the machine

    2016-10-17T15:38:22Z

    Mexico's strong growth in vehicle production is requiring suppliers to invest in their own manufacturing facilities in the country. AMS takes a look at some of the key developments over the past few years A global supply point A regional supply point A key cog in ...

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    Surface and geometry inspection

    2016-10-02T22:06:29Z

    Camera-based machine vision systems enable more consistent detection of defects during the surface and contour inspection for components produced from all kinds of materials In industries such as automotive manufacturing and the supply sector, final inspections are often done by the naked eye. This brings problems such as fatigue in ...

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    Toyota aims for top slot

    2016-09-16T19:43:37Z

    Toyota is by some distance the largest Japanese vehicle company but on the global stage it is engaged in a battle for primacy, alongside GM and the VW Group Global production in 2015 totalled nearly 8.7m vehicles under the Toyota name, a fall of just over 290,000 units, damaging its ...

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    Toyota aims for top slot

    2016-09-15T16:35:45Z

    Toyota is by some distance the largest Japanese vehicle company but on the global stage it is engaged in a battle for primacy, alongside GM and the VW Group Global production in 2015 totalled nearly 8.7m vehicles under the Toyota name, a fall of just over 290,000 units, damaging its ...

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    Real recycling

    2016-09-02T20:38:56Z

    An innovative, closed-loop, aluminium recycling project for series vehicle production continues to develop The RealCar (short for: REcycled ALuminium CAR) programme has aimed to address two major challenges currently facing the automotive industry, namely sustainability and weight reduction. The project is a collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover, Innovate UK, Novelis, ...

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    Real recycling

    2016-09-02T11:13:14Z

    An innovative, closed-loop, aluminium recycling project for series vehicle production continues to develop The RealCar (short for: REcycled ALuminium CAR) programme has aimed to address two major challenges currently facing the automotive industry, namely sustainability and weight reduction. The project is a collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover, Innovate UK, Novelis, ...

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    Printing the future

    2016-08-11T18:00:37Z

    Additive manufacturing offers many benefits and the technology is seeing wider application in the automotive industry Among the most recent additive manufacturing (AM) trends are the advantages it can bring to mould-making processes. The quality of plastic components in modern cars has increased greatly over the years in terms of ...

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    Boosting production

    2016-08-10T18:39:40Z

    Turbochargers are a key technology in the drive to cut emissions and boost fuel efficiency Europe has the highest fitment rates for turbochargers, but other major markets, such as North America and China, are catching up. They are standard on diesel engines in Europe and North America, where diesels cannot ...

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    3D metrology for casting process chains

    2016-07-11T08:00:07Z

    GOM claims its systems can support and accelerate foundry processes using 3D metrology for all areas of sand, pressure and precision casting process: from the model and moulding tool, up to the sample test report and optimisation of CNC machining. The company says using its ATOS 3D scanners, including its ...

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    Influential India

    2016-06-23T18:16:47Z

    India’s automotive component sector is relishing its new place on the international stage Changes in the Indian component sector have prompted growth in the role of its companies worldwide in recent years. Likewise, European, Japanese and American suppliers have moved into India. Until around a decade ago, the Indian automotive ...

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    Influential India

    2016-06-23T12:38:51Z

    India’s automotive component sector is relishing its new place on the international stage Changes in the Indian component sector have prompted growth in the role of its companies worldwide in recent years. Likewise, European, Japanese and American suppliers have moved into India. Until around a decade ago, the Indian automotive ...

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    Alunos d Fundição

    2016-06-01T01:35:55Z

    Investigação acadêmica em técnicas de fundição está ajudando OEMs e fornecedores a preencher uma lacuna no conhecimento. Quase todas as peças de metal usadas na fabricação de um automóvel terão passado por um processo de fundição em algum ponto previamente - seja através de uma técnica tal como a ...

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    Investigación en la fundición

    2016-05-31T06:31:23Z

    La investigación académica en la fundición está ayudando a los fabricantes y proveedores a cubrir la brecha de conocimientos Casi todas las piezas de metal utilizadas en la fabricación de un automóvil han pasado por un proceso de fundición en algún momento previo, ya sea para darles forma mediante una ...