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  • New UK-built Honda Civic unveiled and all set for export success
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    More to follow

    2018-03-07T15:43:25Z

    With Honda reporting record volume figures for the full calendar year 2017, Ian Henry takes a region-by-region look at how the company is reacting The third biggest Japanese car company after Toyota and Nissan, Honda has especially strong positions in North America, China and much of Asia outside Japan; it ...

  • Audi A4 production in Aurangabad, India
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    Uma corrida pelo terceiro lugar

    2018-03-07T08:46:38Z

    As vendas de veículos na Índia estão em expansão, o que beneficia alguns fabricantes estabelecidos, mas este ainda é um mercado que apresenta dificuldades para fabricantes secundários A produção do Audi A4 em Auragabad. No ano passado o mercado de veículos de passageiro da Índia atingiu a marca de 3m ...

  • 5-Laser cutting provides the highest level of precision for the shape and features of bumper beams. (Constellium White, GA)
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    Aluminium allegiance

    2018-03-05T12:44:00Z

    Industry analysts are predicting a growth phase for aluminium content in the vehicle material mix. AMS reports on the new grades and applications that underpin this claim

  • Audi A4 production in Aurangabad, India
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    La carrera por el tercer puesto

    2018-03-04T13:35:14Z

    Las ventas de vehículos en la India están en auge a beneficio de los principales productores, sin embargo, continúa siendo un mercado difícil para los actores secundarios El año pasado el mercado automotriz indio alcanzó por primera vez los 3 millones de unidades con un aumento del 8% respecto a ...

  • Audi A4 production in Aurangabad, India
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    A race for third place

    2018-03-02T12:24:48Z

    India’s vehicle sales are booming to the benefit of a handful of established manufacturers, but it’s still a tricky market for those on the sidelines Last year, India’s passenger vehicle market cracked 3m units for the first time, up 9% on 2016, according to data from Swedish analyst firm AID. ...

  • 2018 Accord, Honda Marysville
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    Honda marks production milestone

    2018-03-01T12:34:19Z

    US - It was the first Japanese OEM to make cars in the US when production began at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio back in 1982. Since then, Honda has established four other plants across the country, and has recently recorded its best ever annual sales figure at 1,641,429 ...

  • ArcelorMittal Technical Shot BIW HotForming
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    Lightweighting with laser-welded blanks

    2018-02-28T15:28:00Z

    The latest generation of steels brings new opportunities for OEMs Laser-welded blanks (LWB) give automotive engineers the chance to design lightweight parts that ensure the right steel is in the right place for safety and performance. Combining LWBs with new hot-stamping grades, such as Usibor 2000 and Ductibor ...

  • Honda Malaysian milestonesWEB
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    Honda’s Malaysian milestones

    2018-01-04T11:48:14Z

    Malaysia – Boon Siew Honda, a manufacturer and distributor of the Japanese OEM’s motorcycles, has celebrated 60 years of Honda’s motorcycle business in Malaysia, and 5m units production in Penang. Sales of Honda motorcycles through the Malaysian company began in 1957, followed by the start of local production in 1969, ...

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    Valor adicionado

    2017-12-13T09:02:35Z

    Embora a fabricação de aditivos não seja nova, as últimas técnicas estão oferecendo aos OEMs mais opções para seu uso O uso de peças fabricadas de forma aditiva em veículos é agora excepcional, se ainda não penetrante, pelo menos no espectro mais elevado do mercado, caracterizado por baixo volume e ...

  • Additive manufacturing
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    Valor añadido

    2017-12-12T17:27:00Z

    La producción aditiva no es nueva, pero las últimas técnicas ofrecen a los constructores automotrices más opciones de uso El uso de piezas producidas por adición en vehículos ya no es marginal y comienza a estar muy presente en el mercado de gama alta que destaca por los reducidos ...

  • Article

    更多的价值

    2017-11-16T11:30:05Z

    虽然增材制造在目前还算新事物,但是最新技术为制造商提供更多使用该技术的机会 目前,在汽车上使用增材制造零部件已经不算例外,虽然还不算普遍,但至少在高端市场中用于低产量高价车型上。除了最后生产和快速成型之外,还有其他领域也在使用这技术。该技术已经悄悄地渗透到生产工具的制造以及车间工人设备和设备附件的应用中,比如机器人。 增材只奥系统供应商Stratasys公司(总部在明尼苏达州的Minneapolis)工具制造工程部经理Alissa Wild说,这个应用领域“还未受到重视”,只是处于变化的开端。Wild认为增材材料和技术进入生产工具制造领域具有多个原因。其一是,通过该技术制造的设备的造价要低于传统的计算机数控(CNC)加工。她说还有其他优点在制造效率中更有优势。 一层又一层的增材过程非常缓慢,但是时间可以通过其他方面弥补,比如通过使用厂内增材设备,可以在无人的情况下制造零部件。另一个优点是满足客户定制特殊要求变得简单,尤其是在手动设备安装时车间里的组件装卸。正如Wild指出,这种设备可以根据个别物理特性制造,包括手的尺寸。 “使用FDM,不管零部件多么复杂,我们都能自由地设计,并尽快拿出完美的设计,这对周转时间具有重大影响。在滑脂嘴问题上,我们已经降低前置时间70%。” – Carlo Cavallini, GKN Driveline 在意大利弗洛伦撒, GKN已经采用增材制造技术制造设备,比如油脂分配器,有助于减少周转时间 此外,如果增材制造代替加工金属,那么最后的设备重量会减轻很多 — 据Wild称,最高能减轻90%。重量20磅的手动设备使用增材技术之后,可能只有2-3磅,这能够极大提高人体工学效率,流程效率,还能提高健康和安全性。一个看似微不足道但实际非常有用的特性就是,打印设备可以多色制造,有助于装配工人快速选择正确的工具。 GKN 弗洛伦撒的成绩 有一个公司正在开发增材制造的潜力,那就是GKN Driveline公司。公司在意大利弗洛伦撒工厂使用该技术,工厂为菲亚特克莱斯勒意大利工厂生产恒速万向节的侧轴组件,以及所有侧轴装配。工厂利用厂内CNC加工资源和外雇供应商生产工具,但是这种方法逐渐被认为是低效率且高成本。 据弗洛伦撒制造专家团队领导Carlo Cavallini称,在工具制造外包的情况下,可能需要“两三周的周转时间”。他说,“这会延误我们实行新生产工具可行性分析,而这对我们装配线的生产非常重要。”其意义并不局限在工厂本身。他说,“如果需要工具迭代,我们的前置时间就会延长,从而对整个供应链造成重创。” 因此公司选择在刬内使用增材制造,并从Stratasys公司采购Fortus 450mc熔融沉积制造(FDM)3D打印机。使用结果非常良好,而且有些情况还可以量化。举例来说,油脂分配器之前仅仅是一个简单的管道装置,油脂被推理送到驱动轴接合内部的一个点上,这个过程很容易造成溢出,之后的人力清洁飞铲告示,而且会造成生产中断。新的技术可以打印一个分配器,上面有多个内阀。Stratasy公司出品的Ultem 9085可以改进油脂分配,并减少溢出现象。 Cavallini解释说,“使用FDM之后,不管零部件多么复杂,我们都能自由设计,并很早就拿出完美的设计,对周转时间具有重大影响。在滑脂嘴问题上,我们已经降低前置时间70%。这对简化半轴的生产周期非常重要,我们可以更快地为客户提供产品。” 增材零部件进入赛车 2017 MCL32 F1汽车使用增材制造零部件,比如液压管托架和收音机装置 在今年的一级方程式赛车季里,有高薪增材制造产品亮相:道旁机器,可以在比赛前夕马上制造赛车组件。该机械是Stratasys公司出品的uPrint SE Plus FDM 3D打印机。McLaren F1团队用这个机械制造小型零部件,满足赛前测试的需求— 从时间上很难完成,因为很多F1车道和英国沃金团队基地之间的距离很长。 另一个体现技术能力的是瞬时通信,因为该机械是利用沃金通过互联网提供的数据制造而成;这是工业4.0技术的牛刀小试。该机械使用一个ABS类型塑料制造零部件,比如翼型断面。 但是这个游走各处的机械只是冰山一角。在英国,McLaren F1采用10个Stratasys增材机械 — 8个FDM,以及2个采用PolyJet技术 — 这是从今年1月份开始与设备供应商合作开发的。 据MacLaren公司称,2017 MCL32 F1汽车使用了很多增材零部件,包括一个液压管道支架,这是用尼龙材料以及碳纤维增强材料制造而成。此外,还有一个收音机装置是用类橡胶材料制造的。McLaren公司还采用PolyJet技术打印多色零部件,用于生产综合方向盘和控制面板的传真,使驾驶员对人体工学因素进行评论,比如如何更容易基尼如开关系统。 FDM技术还可以用于生产模具,用于在短时间内制造碳纤维增强复合材料组件。举例来说,制造一个能够抵挡177摄氏度高压的900毫米宽的工具只需要3天,这对生产完整的稳流版非常必要。 ...

  • Additive manufacturing
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    Added value

    2017-11-16T11:30:05Z

    Although additive manufacturing is not new, the latest techniques are offering OEMs more options for its use The use of additively manufactured parts in vehicles is now unexceptional, if not yet pervasive, at least at the high end of the market characterised by low volume and high purchase price. But ...

  • Francisco J Riberas
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    New stamping ground

    2017-11-15T17:08:10Z

    Gestamp chairman and CEO Francisco Riberas tells AMS about the growth in outsourcing of press shop operations Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp has grown to the point it is now the go-to company for European makers wanting to outsource body-in-white and chassis parts, particularly stronger hot-stamped steel parts. It ...

  • Honda Abdul Monem
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    Honda breaks ground at motorbike plant

    2017-11-06T16:46:00Z

    Bangladesh – The joint venture Bangladesh Honda Private Limited (BHL) is building a factory on 101,171 sq.m of land at Abdul Monem Economic Zone in Munshiganj District, Dhaka Division. The investment for land purchase and construction amounts to 2.3 billion taka ($30m). “We believe the Bangladesh motorcycle market is ...

  • Steel coil, Tata Port Talbot
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    Still going strong

    2017-10-31T09:02:33Z

    As November marks the 40th anniversary of the original press-hardened steel patent, AMS takes a look at how the technology has evolved and where it is heading next in an era of mixed-material vehicle productionThe overriding merit of press-hardened steel (PHS) has always been the unique combination of formability, ultra ...

  • Hond Anna
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    Honda Anna reaches 25m engines

    2017-10-12T11:08:44Z

    US – The milestone unit, built on Line 4, was a 1.5-litre turbo for a 2018 Accord made at Marysville Auto Plant, also in Ohio. Honda’s largest engine factory worldwide has reached this cumulative total after 32 years of operation. Anna Engine Plant recently received investment of $47m to introduce ...

  • Aluminium
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    Kobe investigates quality violations

    2017-10-11T15:10:48Z

    Metal producer Kobe Steel has admitted delivering aluminium and copper products in the past year which did not meet specifications agreed with customers, leaving Japanese car manufacturers concerned about the impact on their own output. Kobe is conducting internal quality and government-ordered safety checks, but has already stated that affected ...

  • Honda Yorii
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    Honda to shake up domestic operations

    2017-10-04T16:12:13Z

    Japan – The OEM is to end production at Sayama Automobile Plant as part of a plan to “evolve” its Japanese manufacturing activities, which will also involve the establishment of a “function” to develop production technologies that will be rolled out worldwide. Furthermore, the vehicle-maker stated its intention to acquire ...

  • Higher-strength steels in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica’s body structure account for most of its weight reduction.
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    Consciente do corpo

    2017-10-04T10:12:07Z

    A tendência crescente para os OEMs que optam pelos componentes AHSS superou as expectativas das siderúrgicas A decisão da Audi de usar uma peça de plástico reforçada com fibra de carbono produzida em massa (CFRP) na estrutura da carroceria de seu A8 pode ter garantido muitas manchetes, mas o uso ...

  • Higher-strength steels in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica’s body structure account for most of its weight reduction.
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    Una cuestión de peso

    2017-10-03T10:26:22Z

    Las marcas optan cada vez con más frecuencia por los aceros AHSS, lo que ha superado las previsiones de las siderúrgicas La decisión de Audi de utilizar en producción masiva los plásticos reforzados con fibra de carbono (CFRP) en la carrocería de su A8 han obtenido mucha atención mediática, pero ...