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Porsche gets comfortable with 3D-printed seat technology

2020-07-06T13:52:00+01:00By Gareth Price

An innovative alternative to conventional sports seat upholstery is in development with a 3D-printed bodyform full-bucket seat

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

2020-02-16T18:55:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

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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Electric vehicles could transform role of tier 1 suppliers in manufacturing

2020-01-22T15:24:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

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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Talent on display

2020-01-07T10:26:00+00:00By Henkel, sponsor partner

Henkel’s Holger Scheufen examines the bonding and sealing solutions enabling more productive manufacturing in the automotive display market


Tier Supplier Profit Analysis: Mitigating Margin Compression and Manufacturing Costs

2020-01-06T10:30:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Automotive tier 1 suppliers are facing unprecedented industry transformation in electrification along with economic uncertainty. Download this report on the top 20 global suppliers for a deep analysis of their historic margins, as well as solutions for how suppliers could cope with growing pressures and changes in manufacturing across the supply base

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors – Kragujevac, Serbia

2019-12-03T07:55:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Another major tier supplier has added its name to the list automotive players attracted to Serbia


Building to order

2019-09-23T16:04:00+01:00By Mike Farish

JLR-interiors supplier Auria has big plans for its new facility in Slovakia, both with the fabric of the building and the technology it is housing. Mike Farish reports

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Ford invests in EV and AV production

2019-03-21T11:18:00+00:00By AMS

US - Ford has said it will spend US$900m on its facilities in Michigan in order to ready for the production of both electric and autonomous vehicles. This is the latest in a string of investments that the OEM has recently announced it will make in US plants.

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Out now: ATS 2019

2018-11-12T09:21:02+00:00By Gareth Price

For this, our third issue of the ATS supplement, we have spoken once again to key players in this crucial sector of the market, revealing their insight on the current state of automotive manufacturing.

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Getting beneath the skin

2018-11-12T08:45:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Specialists in automotive interiors have long been at the sharp end of sustainability issue. Gareth Price looks at the controls and techniques that are helping IAC Group improve process control and lower energy consumption

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Making metal add up

2018-09-13T12:30:55+01:00By Mike Farish

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

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Waste not…

2018-09-13T12:03:00+01:00By Karen McCandless

Karen McCandless reports on vehicle-maker recycling projects ranging from plastic bottles to electric vehicle batteries

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Show us what you’re made of

2018-05-11T15:27:34+01:00By Dürr


Material matters

2018-03-07T17:01:38+00:00By Nick Holt

New developments in polycarbonate in automotive applications offer a glimpse of the future 

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A race for third place

2018-03-02T12:24:48+00:00By Nick Gibbs

India’s vehicle sales are booming to the benefit of a handful of established manufacturers, but it’s still a tricky market for those on the sidelines

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Faurecia constructs new facility in Missouri

2018-02-15T15:52:54+00:00By AMS

The Tier 1 supplier Faurecia is building a new production facility in Blue Springs, Missouri. Costing $60m, it will be used to manufacture and assemble both door and instrument panels for vehicles.

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Counting on the data

2018-01-02T16:37:39+00:00By Mike Farish

The implementation of digital tools is transforming the quality control processes in manufacturing operations

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High fibre content

2018-01-02T16:16:15+00:00By ams_jamesbakewell

Composites reinforced with glass fibres have been used in the mass-production of hang- and bolt-on parts for decades – AMS looks at some recent innovations

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European ramp up

2017-11-21T11:44:17+00:00By Mike Farish

Yanfeng is busily growing its operation within Europe as two new facilities come on stream, with a manufacturing plant in the Czech Republic and a new test centre in Slovakia

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The stage to engage

2017-11-15T16:31:08+00:00By Ian Henry

The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological change