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AMS Autumn 2020 – The latest on 3D printing, digital aluminium welding and more


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. 

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Audi activates virtual tools for production site planning

2020-05-26T12:01:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Manufacturing site layouts are being captured digitally for planners to explore the advantages of virtual models 

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People get ready: recruitment and retention in a complex automotive industry

2020-04-20T16:22:00+01:00By Andrew Williams

With contributions from Volkswagen, Toyota, BMW and Audi, AMS looks at some of the strategies OEMs are using to attract and retain employees with the skills needed to work in modern digitalised workplaces – and to adapt to cutting-edge developments in hybrid, electric and autonomous vehicles …

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Audi mobile maintenance app keeps Ingolstadt in the know

2020-04-02T12:00:00+01:00By Mike Farish

Maintenance teams at the Ingolstadt factory have a new app on test, developed an inhouse to provide live updates from across the assembly process direct to their smartphones

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Exoskeleton trials underway at Audi

2019-12-11T12:46:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Audi has begun testing the ergonomic benefits of exoskeleton systems for workers at its Ingolstadt plant

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Two become one in the Audi paintshop

2019-11-06T11:38:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Saving time, resources and environment impact, the OEM has introduced new overspray-free paintshop technology that can apply two colours in one process

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Audi tests new sealing process in paint shop

2019-09-13T10:11:00+01:00By AMS

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

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Audi Böllinger Höfe


The latest versions of both the Coupe and Spyder convertible variants of the R8 are made at Audi Sport’s Böllinger Höfe factory a few miles outside Heilbronn in south-west Germany. The 30,000 sq.m facility has been in operation for just four years.

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2019-01-14T11:39:54+00:00By Gareth Price

A high-performance build The Audi R8 series of sports cars is described as being closer to motor racing than any other on-the-road vehicles. Mike Farish takes a closer look at the manufacturing operation

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Three Audi models enter production

2018-12-12T12:07:57+00:00By AMS

Algeria - Assembly of the Audi A3 Sportback, A3 Sedan and Q2 has started in Relizane. The plant is operated by Sovac Production S.P.A - a joint venture between the German OEM and the Algerian car dealer Sovac.

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Audi uses AI in press shop

2018-10-22T17:25:04+01:00By AMS

Germany - The company has worked with the production technology division of the equipment and metal forming technology competence center to develop software that automatically recognises and marks cracks in sheet metal parts in a matter of seconds. It is currently being tested at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, but could ...

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SEAT plant starts Audi A1 production

2018-10-16T10:30:17+01:00By AMS

Spain - The compact car is now being made at the SEAT plant in Martorell, which is located about half an hour from Barcelona. It was previously made at Audi's plant in Brussels.

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Audi Hungaria starts making Q3

2018-09-13T12:09:27+01:00By AMS

Hungary - The OEM has started making the second generation of its compact SUV at its plant in Győr, which is situated in the north west. The Q3 is now the fifth model being produced at the facility, sharing production lines with the A3 Sedan and Cabriolet, as well as ...

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Audi starts making e-tron electric SUV

2018-09-04T11:08:12+01:00By AMS

Belgium - The company's first all-electric SUV started rolling off production lines at its factory in Vorst - a southwestern municipality of Brussels. This follows significant investment in the plant.

Audi and Ericsson to pioneer 5G for automotive manufacturing

Audi to use 5G for production

2018-08-06T10:05:35+01:00By AMS

Germany - The OEM has announced it is working with the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson in order to explore how 5G can be utilised in vehicle manufacturing. The two will run field tests at Audi's 'Production Lab' in Gaimersheim, Germany.

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Audi starts motor production

2018-07-26T12:27:02+01:00By AMS

Hungary - The German OEM has started series production of electric motors at its facility in Győr. An expansion to the existing plant was made to house motor production, covering a space of 8,500 sq.m.

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Audi starts producing new engine

2018-05-16T11:21:51+01:00By AMS

Hungary - Series production of the OEM's new three-cylinder 1-litre petrol engine has started at Audi Hungaria's plant in Győr. It will be fitted in various Volkswagen Group models, including the Audi A3, BW Golf, SEAT Leon and Ateca.

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Audi plant hailed as CO2-neutral

2018-03-26T15:00:01+01:00By AMS

Belgium - The plant in Brussels has been awarded a 'CO2-neutral site' certificate by Vinçotte - an independent company that carries out inspections and audits. According to Audi, this is the first high-volume production plant in the world to receive the award.

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Audi to build electric SUVs at Ingolstadt

2017-12-01T16:48:31+00:00By aladmin

Germany – The model allocation was announced by CEO Rupert Stadler alongside confirmation of job security for all Audi AG employees until 2025. In total, the ‘Audi. Future’ agreement will see the OEM produce 20 electrified models by 2025, including more than ten pure electric vehicles (EVs).

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Kössler to represent Production on Audi board

2017-08-29T12:10:46+01:00By aladmin

Germany – Among three other appointments to the board of management, Peter Kössler will become the member for Production and Logistics in place of Hubert Waltl, who has occupied the position since 2014. Kössler was most recently chairman of the board at Audi Hungaria.

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