All Ford articles – Page 11

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    A winning formula?

    2017-11-16T18:16:49Z

    Like all new strategic plans announced by vehicle companies from time to time, the new Opel PACE! plan leaves many questions unanswered. It’s not clear yet what will happen to the enlarged manufacturing network which PSA-Opel/Vauxhall now has; by common consent, the group has too many plants, but CEO Carlos ...

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    Fibre space

    2017-11-15T17:24:32Z

    The recycling of carbon fibres presents a real challenge for the industry but with interest being shown by the makers of electric vehicles and sportscars, opportunities are emergingIf the automotive industry’s use of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) is to increase significantly, then efficient methods for recycling these materials must be ...

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    The stage to engage

    2017-11-15T12:33:31Z

    The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological change Tier one suppliers currently face a bewildering mix of challenges, some long-term and some short-term in impact. This has always been the case, but the pace of change and the scale of adjustment required now ...

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    2017-10-03T11:46:06Z

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    Simulating Non-Ferrous Cut and Roll Tapping in the Lab

    2017-08-23T13:05:00Z

    ArcelorMittal – A new generation of high-strength, press hardenable steel (PHS) grades are coming to the automotive market. As well bringing significant weight savings in vehicle structures, particularly on crash applications, the new PHS grades enable OEMs to create parts with more complex geometries. In this webinar, we explored ...

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    A cut above the rest

    2017-06-23T15:18:48Z

    A new digital approach to leather cutting is establishing greater levels of equipment reliability and material throughput making it a more viable option for the volume production of car interior elementsNormally any visible blemish on an automotive component is a reason for instant rejection. But there is one circumstance in ...

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    Joining forces

    2017-06-23T15:16:57Z

    Complex parts, precision fits, no margin for error; it’s no wonder automation is such a vital ingredient of successful powertrain assembly linesModern lines are faster, safer and more reliable than ever before, thanks in large part to automation. While intensive, dedicated lines designed for high-volume throughput were the preserve of ...

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    ArcelorMittal webinar: Efficient Lightweighting with new press hardnable steels

    2017-06-05T16:15:00Z

    ArcelorMittal – A new generation of high-strength, press hardenable steel (PHS) grades are coming to the automotive market. As well bringing significant weight savings in vehicle structures, particularly on crash applications, the new PHS grades enable OEMs to create parts with more complex geometries. In this webinar, we explore ...

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    An order for progress

    2017-03-03T14:29:25Z

    After the dips in demand of recent years, car makers in Brazil and Argentina anticipate an upturn in market fortunes and a boost in vehicle productionEmbattled vehicle makers operating in Brazil are predicting a return to growth in 2017 after the market sunk last year to nearly half its 2012 ...

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    Optical measuring machine for quality assurance (image-GOM_ATOS_Capsule_ProductImage_ScanBox.jpg) GOM says it is expanding its ATOS series with a new sensor for full-field digitising and inspection o

    2017-02-21T17:12:27Z

    Optical measuring machine for quality assurance (image-GOM_ATOS_Capsule_ProductImage_ScanBox.jpg)GOM says it is expanding its ATOS series with a new sensor for full-field digitising and inspection of contoured part geometries. The company says a fringe projection system is used for production quality assurance of small to medium-sized parts. The ATOS Capsule can be ...

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    VDL Nedcar to make BMW X1

    2017-01-25T16:25:54Z

    The Netherlands – The factory at Born will share production with BMW Regensburg, Germany, from August 2017. The X1 will be the fourth BMW Group model to roll off the VDL Nedcar lines and will be delivered to global markets.BMW said that strong worldwide demand for the X1required extra capacity ...

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    Lands of opportunity

    2016-12-09T17:50:17Z

    The strong growth in production seen in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia means eastern Europe is still a big attraction for OEMsIn the late 1990s and early 2000s, Eastern Europe up to the Russian border received substantial investment from European, Japanese and Korean vehicle companies seeking low ...

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    Workforce of the future

    2016-12-09T17:47:00Z

    Brian Fortney, global business lead, Workforce and Training Services, at Rockwell Automation tells AMS how automotive companies can prepare for a digitally connected era – and the arrival of the millennial generationJoanne Perry (JP): Can you explain what OEMs normally ask Rockwell to do as a training provider?Brian Fortney (BF): ...

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    Layer upon layer

    2016-11-25T15:18:02Z

    Researchers at Ford Dearborn are keen to see additive manufacturing move on from its prototyping origins and into the mainstream volume production processIn itself, there is nothing new about the automotive industry’s use of the set of techniques generally known as additive manufacturing or 3D printing, in which objects are ...

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    Korea: A question of cost

    2016-11-25T15:16:23Z

    The country’s automotive industry is once again fighting its recurring battle with the unions as it struggles to balance workers’ wage demands with the need to cap costs in an expensive country to build carsUnions have forced a series of stoppages this year at Korea’s biggest carmaker, Hyundai Motor, to ...

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    Aluminium with form

    2016-11-11T16:19:26Z

    New forming processes will further unlock the potential of aluminium as lightweight material for automotive structuresProduction operations have started with a new technique that promises major increases in the benefits that can be obtained through lightweighting using aluminium in vehicle body structures.Impression Technologies (ITL) was set up a little over ...

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    Lectra: An interactive roundtable on Operational Excellence in the Cutting Value Chain

    2016-11-11T12:37:55Z

    As the foremost authority on cutting room automation and digitalisation, Lectra has brought together a panel of lean-production experts to discuss best practice enabling suppliers to better cope with changing market demand while also containing costs.Register for our digital event today to watch video highlights and gain insight into ...