All Ford articles – Page 14

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    Lightweight tooling for automation lines


    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


    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 ...

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    El nuevo liderazgo pretende recuperar la posición del gigante ruso mediante la reducción de la plantilla, la cesión de activos no fundamentales y la implementación de los estándares de Renault-NissanLa enorme fábrica de AvtoVAZ de Togliatti en Rusia, más que una fábrica junto a la ciudad es una ciudad que ...

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    Alicerce firme da GM Brasil


    Fundada em 1930 em São Caetano do Sul, é a fábrica mais antiga do OEM na América do Sul e tem exigido modernização substancial, mais recentemente recebendo upgrades para sua oficina de carroceria e oficina de prensaEm agosto deste ano, a General Motors (GM) anunciou um investimento de US$ 2,9 ...

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    High-speed screw-fastening system


    Engmatec offers a high-speed screw-fastening station for inline operation as part of an assembly line system. It uses a fastening method based on the pick-and-place principle incorporating vacuum suction units. It also includes a Mitsubishi Electric RP-5ADH robot with corresponding CR1D robot controller. The company claims this screw-fastening system has ...

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    Ford: processo de pintura comprimido


    Aplicação de processos de oficina de pintura inovadora na fábrica de Kansas City da empresa já entregou melhorias significativas na eficiência, economia de materiais e redução de resíduosEm Abril deste ano teve início a produção da nova van Ford Transit na fábrica de montagem de Kansas City da empresa. No ...

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    Hams Hall ramps up for BMWi engine production


    UK – A new facility has been developed within the Birmingham plant for production of the three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo technology petrol engines, the first of a new generation to be built there. Powered by engines produced exclusively at Hams Hall, the first of BMW’s plug-in hybrid sports cars will ...

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    As aluminium becomes increasingly used by carmakers, Mark Simms looks at the mechanical methods required to join this material Ever increasing pressures to reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions have seen a raft of technical innovations introduced to the automotive industry, but ultimately it is weight that has the single ...

  • Presse-Information Fronius: Aluminiumteile punkten - Georg Fischer nutzt erfolgreich innovatives Widerstands-Punktschweiï¬verfahren

    Solutions on the spot


    Recent innovations are ensuring that spot welding is a viable joining method for aluminium automotive parts and structures While spot welding has been the joining method of choice for automotive BIW applications, one area where it has shortcomings is welding aluminium. The use of this material in BIW structures has ...

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    Alumínio para aplicações automotivas


    A crescente utilização deste material leve apresenta aos fabricantes desta liga desafios técnicos cada vez maioresPara o observador informal, não há nada de extraordinário quanto ao anúncio da Ford de que estará usando alumínio em vez de aço para produzir a carroceria da sua picape F-150 2015.Afinal, o metal tem ...

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    Allowing for sales elsewhere in NAFTA, ie Canada and Mexico, Honda’s US operations were actually net exporters of vehicles in 2013, exporting nearly 109,000 vehicles compared to 88,500 imports, most of which came from Japan. In 2013, imports were primarily of the Fit, which as mentioned is now produced ...

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    The premium OEM’s global head of Production and Logistics talks about its recent expansion in Leipzig for the addition of the new Macan SUV Glenn Brooks (GB): What has been the level of investment for the Macan? Oliver Blume (OB): This is the biggest project in Porsche’s history and we ...

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    With relatively low car ownership, Russia offers great potential for global OEMs – but its potential is threatened by economic and political volatility, a shaky supply base and logistical difficulties Russia’s car industry is back in the spotlight as automakers react to a financial wobble in the country which ...

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    Tactile feedback robots for assembly & machining applications


    ABB Robotics has introduced Integrated Force Control, a consolidation of software features that were available separately in either the machining or assembly Force Control offerings into a single base module. The company says robots with Integrated Force Control react to their surroundings and deviate from their programmed path or speed ...

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    As Nissan looks increasingly beyond its home market, AMS reviews its global production footprintAlthough Nissan is one of the most recognisably Japanese automotive brands, it is also one of the most outward-looking and is actively engaged in reducing its dependency on its home market. The vehicle-maker actually has three brands: ...

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    Rusia – La nueva fábrica de la empresa permitirá la fabricación local de su división de Accionamientos eléctricos, además de sus actuales de Control de sistemas de chasis, Motores de arranque y Generadores. Entre los productos habrá: sistemas de frenado antibloqueo, motores de arranque y generadores, inyectores Common Rail para ...

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    AMS reports on sustained growth at Volkswagen during 2013 and expectations of more to come in 2014The seemingly unending expansion of the Volkswagen Group continued last year and looks likely to continue into 2014 and beyond. The company is engaged in a three-way battle with GM and Toyota for the ...