Editor's Pick – Page 9

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    Digitalised energy saving

    2019-08-22T14:29:00Z

    Vehicle production has become increasingly digitalised, with a variety of different tools helping workers on production lines. These tools can also help reduce energy usage. Michael Nash provides an insight

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    Gathering clouds

    2019-08-20T10:44:00Z

    Cloud computing has been used for some time by carmakers, but its full potential has still to be realised in automation applications. 

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    Supplier financials a cause for concern

    2019-08-16T15:41:00Z

    Recent quarterly results from some of the major tier ones make for grim reading, as company after company reports declining profits and cites common themes for these disappointing times

  • Schaeffler powertrain
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    Gaining traction

    2019-07-24T09:15:00Z

    The technologies required by the powertrain systems of electric vehicles offer new possibilities for innovation on the part of supplier companies

  • ZF eight-speed transmission assembly Saarbrucken
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    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…

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    Team building at Hyundai, Czech Republic

    2019-07-22T13:20:00Z

    Gareth Price reports on a collaborative approach to production quality that prompted Hyundai to locate assembly of its N performance brand in the Czech Republic

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    Scott Ward, director of manufacturing, Aston Martin St Athan

    2019-07-22T12:51:00Z

    As Aston Martin opens its brand new St Athan facility ready for production of its DBX, Nick Gibbs meets director of manufacturing at the plant, Scott Ward

  • EvoBus Daimler Mannheim
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    Solar flair

    2019-07-09T11:32:00Z

    Sven Schulz, CEO of battery systems supplier Akasol, speaks to Gareth Price about the company’s involvement with Daimler’s next generation electrified bus

  • BorgWarner P2 Modules
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    Combined forces

    2019-07-09T11:08:00Z

    For powertrain component specialists such as BorgWarner, a shift to electrification is bringing challenges and opportunities. Gareth Price reports

  • Luca de Meo, SEAT
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    Interview: Luca de Meo, CEO, SEAT

    2019-06-25T09:06:00Z

    Seat has a long history of making affordable and reliable cars, but how will the company continue to do so while also electrifying its line up? Michael Nash sits down with Luca de Meo to find out

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    Gaining momentum

    2019-06-10T10:58:00Z

    Vehicle makers and tier suppliers are embarking on huge changes to their production operations and range line-ups to supply electrified vehicles. Ian Henry looks at who’s charging ahead and who’s falling flat

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    Taking shape

    2019-05-28T13:50:00Z

    The automotive sector has seen a rapid increase in the use of high strength steel grades. But the materials provide a challenge for manufacturing engineers in the forming process

  • Automotive cyber security
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    Stay connected

    2019-05-14T14:51:00Z

    Automotive production networks have become far more connected but also more exposed to problems with IT and OT network security and compatibility. Nick Boughton digital lead at Boulting Technology spoke to AMS Editor Nick Holt about how manufacturers should be more aware and prepared

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    Illuminating the way

    2019-05-02T16:31:00Z

    With Bosch’s manufacturing operation at Wuxi identified as a “Lighthouse” of industry 4.0, Mike Farish takes a closer look the site’s data-driven developments and explores a similar beacon of progress based in the UK The term ‘world leader’ is easy-to-use and needs more than self-estimation to justify. But in ...

  • BMW 1 Series paintshop
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    Supporting structures

    2019-04-29T13:29:00Z

    With capability and complexity within paintshops on the increase, Mike Farish speaks to suppliers about the more proactive and better connected quality control efforts taking shape As the materials and processes that underpin automotive paintshop operations continue to develop, so must relevant support services as demand for continuous improvement in ...

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    Nafta aftermath

    2019-04-12T16:19:00Z

    A new trade deal era will reconfigure Mexico’s automotive industry relations with the US, Nick Gibbs reports

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    Muscovite foresight

    2019-03-05T10:13:00Z

    Preparing assembly operations for a new SUV, Renault Moscow plant director Jean-Louis Theron tells Nick Gibbs about investments in automation and a renewed focus on quality Russia’s boom-and-bust car market makes operating a plant in the country incredibly difficult. Running one in Moscow, where staff turnover is ...

  • Delphi Technologies DFI21 Injector
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    Shift of power

    2019-03-04T15:21:00Z

    Emobility may be flourishing but the internal combustion engine still has a long way to run. Gareth Price speaks to leading powertrain component suppliers endeavouring to make a smooth transition

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    Eaton and Cummins venture forth

    2019-03-04T12:19:00Z

    To face an ever-widening array challenges, automotive manufacturing has seen numerous instances of partnerships, alliances, mergers and acquisitions entered into as a means to stay healthy Back in 2017, power management company Eaton and engine manufacturer Cummins formed a joint venture for automated transmissions for heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial vehicles. ...

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    Allies at a crossroads

    2019-03-04T11:22:00Z

    While boardroom scandal and criminal allegations have tested this longstanding partnership, the ties that bind the Alliance OEMS remain firmly in place With the arrest in late 2018 of Carlos Ghosn, the man who has led the turnaround in the fortunes of both Renault and Nissan in recent ...