All Ford articles – Page 13

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    An innovative EMS approach

    2015-08-18T16:16:26Z

    Flexibility and cost savings are just two advantages of the latest Siemens monorail technology, writes Thorsten Riemer, EMS product manager at SiemensThe Chinese automotive market has the highest volume of any single country and continues to grow at a steady rate. Since 2009, more vehicles have been produced in China ...

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    SAIC expanding success

    2015-08-04T16:50:15Z

    Shanghai Auto has no intentions of giving up its position as China’s number one automaker. AMS looks at its manufacturing operations and future plans SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC), which is owned by the Shanghai municipal government, operates two major passenger car joint ventures: Shanghai Volkswagen (SVW) and Shanghai GM. ...

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    Daimler-Renault-Nissan – The alliance in action

    2015-07-29T15:22:20Z

    normal">We conclude our review of Daimler’s partnership with Renault and Nissan with a look at platform and production sharing projectsThe preceding articles set out the background to and rationale behind the alliance between Daimler and Renault-Nissan. In this article, we look at each of the joint projects in turn, ...

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    First Civic Type R off the line at Honda Swindon

    2015-07-03T16:53:09Z

    UK – The first production models of the Civic Type R have rolled off the line at the Japanese carmaker’s UK plant. Addressing those gathered for the event, Soichiro Takizawa, managing director at HUM, took the opportunity to thank staff for their continued commitment and hard work.The new Honda Civic ...

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    Do the Chinese dream of electric cars?

    2015-03-29T13:07:14Z

    Half way through my trip around China’s car makers a few things inspired me to shamelessly paraphrase the great Philip K. Dick’s novel. Firstly the smog laden, rain soaked night skyline of Shanghai, in all its neon-lit glory reminded me of scene from Blade Runner, the film version of Dick’s ...

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    Renault Argentina

    2015-03-12T16:54:09Z

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    Nissan apprentices

    2015-03-12T16:49:29Z

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    Watch Cadillac joining a CT6 body

    2015-01-26T11:45:57Z

    GM has announced a new combination of joining technologies for the Cadillac CT6. The methods are in use at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, Michigan. 

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    India’s Steel Pioneers

    2015-01-21T16:06:07Z

    SSAB and its partner IFB Automotive are at the forefront of the rollout of high-strength steel in automotive production, writes technology journalist Håkan JohanssonSSAB is a leading manufacturer of advanced high-strength steel and the company’s products have played an important part in the improved safety performance of modern cars. But ...

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    Swedish Steel in India

    2015-01-21T15:55:42Z

    Swedish steel specialist Uddeholm has built its reputation as a global supplier of tooling materials and services. The company’s vice-president for sales and marketing, Pär Emanuelsson, talks to automotive writer Dermot Healy about the company’s strategy for India.Dermot Healy: To begin with, what can you tell us about Uddeholm’s work ...

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    Flexible ambitions

    2015-01-21T15:45:57Z

    India robotics player The Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz Ltd. is plotting a revolution in mobile assembly modules that in future could mean the assembly line comes to you. Technology writer Ruari McCallion catches up with the company’s founder and MD, Anuj KapuriaThe idea behind The Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz Ltd., a growing ...

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    Laser-guided success

    2015-01-21T15:33:46Z

    With an expanding and innovative market, Mohammed Hidayath, national sales manager, TRUMPF (India), tells automotive writer Dave Howell how laser technology is changing automotive productionThe TruLaser Cell Series 7000 gives entry-level users easy and low cost access to laser processingTRUMPF was founded in 1923 as a mechanical workshop. Since then, ...

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    Perfect balance

    2015-01-21T14:57:38Z

    With a presence on the sub-continent that stretches back almost three decades, Schenck RoTec India Limited can offer unrivalled expertise in balancing technologies, writes Manish Khanna, Managing Director, Schenck RoTec India In the automotive industry, balancing and diagnosis technology is an opportunity to improve component performance quality. The launch of ...

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    Innovative roll forming

    2015-01-21T14:51:16Z

    Dreistern’s roll-forming solutions are the key to cost savings and materials innovation, writes Heinrich Weber, sales director with Dreistern GmbH & Co. KG. As one of Germany’s leading producers of roll-forming equipment, Dreistern has developed some exciting solutions to the challenges facing manufacturers of roll-formed automotive parts. Key to Dreistern’s ...

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    Cool India

    2015-01-21T14:42:42Z

    Dürr’s experience in air-conditioning and cooling innovation can deliver a competitive edge for Indian companies, discovers automotive writer Dermot Healy. Dürr is a major global mechanical- and plant-engineering group and generates around 65% of its sales within the automotive industry. It also supplies the machinery, chemical, pharmaceutical and wood-processing industries ...

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    A measure of success

    2015-01-21T14:34:46Z

    Quality inspection in car body construction is moving towards more speed, greater flexibility and the use of intelligent software, writes Judith SchwarzThe automotive industry is placing new challenges on car body construction: more flexible and increasingly complex production processes and systems are required as the number of models grows. Increasingly, ...

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    Honda plants earn EPA Energy star certification

    2015-01-09T12:05:21Z

    ~~USA - For the ninth consecutive year, two of Honda’s Ohio vehicle manufacturing plants (Marysville and East Liberty) have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star certification; while the company’s Greensburg facility (Indiana) achieved the designation for the third year in a row. The Greensburg plant has been ...

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    Lightweight tooling for automation lines

    2015-01-05T18:28:41Z

    DE-STA-CO says it has added more than 150 parts to its Accelerate collection of lightweight tooling. The collection was expanded with additional options to increase automated press room stamping line speed.New elements include: Crossbar and tri-axis transfer press components Clamp blocks, T-clamps and parallel clamp Sheet metal gripper mounting brackets ...

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    Lightweight tooling for automation lines

    2015-01-05T10:43:00Z

    DE-STA-CO says it has added more than 150 parts to its Accelerate collection of lightweight tooling. The collection was expanded with additional options to increase automated press room stamping line speed.New elements include: Crossbar and tri-axis transfer press components Clamp blocks, T-clamps and parallel clamp Sheet metal gripper mounting brackets ...

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    _Hexagon Metrology: Fast, rich and actionable 3D process control

    2014-11-20T10:43:35Z

    Global automotive manufacturers are aiming to improve mechanical and visual assembly quality and reduce rework while accelerating new vehicle launches. 3D Metrology and In-line process control technologies are important contributors for achieving higher quality products, more stable process and faster ramp up for new vehicle programs. The introduction of fast ...