All Digital Twin articles

  • T1_Flexible Manufacturing Screenshot
    Voice

    Future-proofing automotive suppliers: Dealing with technological change and uncertain demand

    2021-07-09T12:14:00Z

    The need for greater flexibility in automotive manufacturing is already influencing investment decisions within OEMs but also has major implications for the supply chain. Automotive Manufacturing Solutions (AMS) spoke to Tanja Vainio, Managing Director, Business Line Automotive Tier 1, Robotics and Discrete Automation Business at ABB about the challenges ahead and the available solutions.

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    Voice

    Digitalising production scheduling: Connecting with reality

    2021-06-28T17:11:00Z

    With automotive manufacturers faced with rapidly changing markets, Siemens discusses how they can transform variability on the shopfloor into predictable and executable production schedules

  • Audi Employee VR
    Article

    The software-defined assembly line

    2021-06-02T09:05:00Z

    The manufacturing industry is on the cusp of a revolution, where investment is led by software rather than hardware. That in turn enables a raft of new possibilities in creating the factory of the future, according to experts from Audi, ABB and Cosmo Tech.

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    Voice

    Smarter, greener paintshops

    2021-06-02T08:30:00Z

    Efficiency, flexibility and sustainability are now more important than ever in automotive manufacturing operations. Geico Taikisha explains how new developments in the digital management of paintshop systems and processes can deliver on these requirements

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    Article

    Watch: Factory of the future Livestream – The software-defined assembly line

    2021-05-26T18:58:00Z

    As automotive OEMs digitalise and connect factories, hear how the Audi Production Lab, ABB and Cosmotech are using real-time data, smart software and advanced automation to reshape vehicle production processes.

  • AMS Factory of the Future, Redefining the Production Line
    Article

    AMS Factory of the future 2021 – Redefining the production line

    2021-05-18T13:26:00Z

    Flexibility is a key factor in enabling OEMs produce the growing number of electric vehicle variants. Our latest digital edition focuses on how and where OEMs are employing the latest digital technologies in AR, VR and AI to develop networked factories, with shared tooling and data, and cellular production stations. This issue features insights from Honda, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Epic Games and more

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    Article

    The challenges of a transition from ICE to EV production for automotive manufacturers and the implications for assembly plants

    2021-03-26T12:28:00Z

    As automotive manufacturers make the transition to electric propulsion, the challenges they face from compressed development timescales, ever tightening regulatory limits and technology churn, mean they must adapt very quickly to change. Automotive Manufacturing Solutions spoke to Patrick Matthews, ABB Robotics head of powertrain for their OEM automotive division, on how ABB’s approach can help support OEMs through the transition process while retaining the ability to accommodate changes in production requirements

  • Ford Fiesta Cobots Cologne
    Article

    AI and automation in automotive production need people and quality data to succeed

    2020-12-23T16:19:00Z

    Experts from BMW, Ford, Symbio Robotics and Cosmo Tech discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in automotive production need fast ramp-up times and adoption by employees to succeed. High-quality data and use of simulation are also key.

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    Article

    Advancing machine learning

    2020-12-20T17:48:00Z

    Assembly operations still offer a lot of potential for automation. A new project aims to take machine learning to the next level

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    Article

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

    2020-12-18T09:10:00Z

    This Livestream Hour episode discusses how automation and AI can support automotive manufacturing with technology leaders from BMW and Ford, together with systems and software specialists.

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    Voice

    Embracing a digital future

    2020-09-21T12:52:00Z

    Rockwell Automation’s Bill Sarver explains why digital must become the new normal for the automotive industry

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    Article

    Digital tools connect plants to low energy operations

    2020-01-15T11:53:00Z

    Big opportunities to reduce energy consumption in car manufacturing facilities are waiting to be explored. AMS looks at carmakers taking the path to becoming more eco-friendly

  • Siemens PCB project
    Voice

    Switched on to the data age

    2020-01-07T10:16:00Z

    Siemens explains why new smart automotive factories are presenting huge opportunity to electronics component suppliers

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    Article

    At the centre of change for Volkswagen Group

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.

  • VinFast Hai Phong plant
    Article

    VinFast deploys Siemens tech in new plant

    2019-09-16T11:07:00Z

    Vietnam - VinFast is using a suite of Siemens software at its new plant in Hai Phong

  • ZF eight-speed transmission assembly Saarbrucken
    Article

    Easing into electrification

    2019-07-24T08:45:00Z

    ZF is offering both hybrid and pure electric powertrain solutions to its customers in order to encourage the auto industry’s transition to electrification. Michael Nash looks into its strategy…

  • On a twinning streak
    Article

    On a twinning streak

    2019-03-04T12:29:00Z

    Creating a digital twin of manufacturing operations can deliver development and efficiency benefits. Mike Farish reports 

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    Article

    Augmented assistance

    2019-03-04T11:36:00Z

    Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the majority of production equipment will be similar. The real differences between factories are the human workers and the way in which technology is used to optimise their environment

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    Article

    The need for speed

    2019-01-04T11:47:00Z

    Faster measurement times and precise data quality are the result of GOM’s new generation of 3D scanners Measurement technology is currently in a state of transformation. Many of today’s metrology workflows are obsolete for modern production metrology. In the past, the typical metrology setup was a CMM integrated in ...

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    Optical 3D metrology in the automotive body shop

    2018-12-18T13:01:00Z

    The most efficient way to identify, analyse and fix production processes as well as quality problems is using a 3D model as a digital twin of the real part in production. This is only possible when covering the complete part surface. So, in order to meet these requirements for ...