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    Watch: Automotive suppliers charging ahead – Electrifying Production Series (Pt.1)

    2021-03-31T20:16:00Z

    In the first part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how vehicle electrification is changing major tier-1 suppliers’ manufacturing engineering and design, plant equipment and manufacturing strategies. Featuring experts from automotive suppliers and production specialists including Gestamp and ZF, Henkel and ABB.

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    Building the battery pack

    2021-03-23T12:08:00Z

    While cell manufacture is still largely in the realm of specialist producers, more OEMs are now assembling the battery pack inhouse, but this can be a complex task requiring specialist tooling. Nick Holt reports

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    Register: Electrifying Production – How to build an electric future (Pt.2)

    2021-03-15T09:28:00Z

    In the second part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how OEMs are ramping up electric vehicle production. We get an insider view on manufacturing innovations from Volkswagen Group and Ford, and further insights from manufacturing specialists Renishaw and Atlas Copco.

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    Watch: Supporting production through automation – from AI to cobots (EP.2)

    2020-12-18T09:10:00Z

    This Livestream Hour episode discusses how automation and AI can support automotive manufacturing with technology leaders from BMW and Ford, together with systems and software specialists.

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    Watch: Strategies for Greener Production (EP.1)

    2020-11-25T22:30:00Z

    This AMS Livestream Hour episode discusses how automotive manufacturers are making their plants and value chains more sustainable through new processes and technology, with special guests including Scania and ArcelorMittal. Watch and download slides.

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    AMS Autumn 2020 – At the cutting edge, the latest on 3D printing and aluminium welding

    The latest issue Automotive Manufacturing Solutions features insight on 3D printing of parts and tooling with Porsche, Audi and Seat, digital solutions for aluminium welding and much more. With technology solutions from ABB, Rockwell Automation, Henkel and Castrol. 

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    Watch: The latest technology from Coherent solves your most challenging welding tasks in e-mobility battery manufacturing

    2020-07-06T12:56:00Z

    A major leap in fiber laser welding technology that can significantly improve your productions processes.

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    Sames Kremlin: Team bonding brings Eisenmann Intec on board

    2020-03-23T17:32:00Z

    Sames Kremlin and Eisenmann Intec have joined forces to meet the future production challenges of the adhesive market

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    ABB: Safe and sound with servo

    2020-02-11T09:50:00Z

    A collaboration between ABB and truck cab manufacturer Crenlo has resulted in a faster, robotic, servo spot-welding system, one that ably meets the plant’s comprehensive safety requirements

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    A flexible approach

    2020-01-09T11:12:00Z

    ABB’s latest welding and joining technologies in the bodyshop promise to boost productivity while making the entire process simpler

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    Team players

    2020-01-07T10:50:00Z

    The market is in a state of flux but an e-mobility task force is in place to handle new demands, explains AWL-Techniek’s Niels van ’t Hul

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    Al around the weld

    2019-12-06T12:05:00Z

    Joining aluminium parts gives the bodyshop a number of challenges not encountered when welding steel. But a variety of weld techniques are helping OEMs to adapt and extend use of the lighter metal

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    Creating strong bonds

    2019-10-09T09:33:00Z

    While mixed-material vehicle body structures yield impressive weight reduction results, the joining processes present a challenge for OEMs. How do they fix the myriad materials but still maintain the requisite properties and structural integrity?

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    Worth its metal

    2019-10-01T14:16:00Z

    Aluminium welding requires special care but an understanding of the process helps suppliers to make good choices, writes Lincoln Electric’s Raheel Khan

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    Strong bonds

    2019-05-28T14:29:00Z

    James Bakewell looks at the challenges of joining new grades of advanced and ultra-high strength steels in the latest multi-material vehicle structures

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    Customising production

    2019-04-10T13:30:00Z

    James Bakewell reports on BMW’s growing use of additively produced parts in both vehicle personalising and series production applications

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    Low heat input welding

    2019-02-03T10:00:00Z

    The Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding process reduces the heat input in comparison to other MIG/MAG processes, claims Fronius. This uses a digital process control, which automatically detects short circuits and then helps to detach the droplet by retracting the wire; during welding, the wire moves forward and is pulled ...

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    Passing the test

    2018-12-03T10:23:00Z

    As modern vehicles become more sophisticated, production testing technologies and processes need to keep up. Mike Farish looks at developments with both carmakers and tier suppliers

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    Sticking together

    2018-11-27T15:07:00Z

    The use of a wide variety of materials throws-up significant production challenges and chief among those is joining. How can this plethora of materials be fixed together without affecting their structural integrity or their individual characteristics? The automotive industry is mostly set-up for resistance spot welding (RSW) . This ...

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    The full measure

    2018-11-19T10:56:00Z

    In-process measurement can guarantee fewer rejects, easier assembly, and ultimately, happier customers before a single part reaches the OEM The ‘where’ in automotive manufacturing has changed and expanded over time as OEMs rely further on increased content from Tier suppliers. From frames, closures, headlamps and tail lamps all ...