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  • Webinar

    ROFIN Webinar: How to select the most suitable laser for automotive applications

    2016-09-14T11:15:03Z

    As the importance of electric vehicles continues to grow so does the rate of their production. While EV battery technology regular prompts wide discussion there is also much to be explored around the other elements of the EV powertrain. In this webinar, we look at all the crucial elements in ...

  • Nissan Aguascalientes
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    Travel blog: Shaping up at Nissan Aguascalientes

    2016-08-10T18:15:34Z

    After nine days of traipsing across Mexico to visit even the remotest automotive facilities, Aguascalientes ('Hot Springs') sounds like an ideal stopping point on my journey, with its distinctly spa-like connotations. But this is no time for a back rub. It's Nissan I've come to visit, and the only water ...

  • Porsche Leipzig
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    Panamera made completely at Leipzig

    2016-07-04T10:14:48Z

    Germany – The Porsche factory in Saxony will take over the production and painting of the new-generation bodies-in-white from Volkswagen Hanover, which has held this responsibility since the launch of the model in 2009. Previously, Leipzig undertook the pre-assembly and final assembly. Porsche has spent around €500m ($556.4m) ...

  • Ford of Europe
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    Ford of Europe now landfill-free

    2016-06-30T10:23:23Z

    UK – The OEM says it has eliminated the 6,000 tonnes of waste per annum which were previously sent to landfill from manufacturing operations involved in the production of 1.2m vehicles. The target was achieved over a period of five years. Ford employed innovative strategies to avoid creating waste, such ...

  • Paul Van der Burgh
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    Van der Burgh takes wheel at Toyota GB

    2016-06-16T16:51:52Z

    UK – Currently director, Consumer One at Toyota Motor Europe, Paul Van der Burgh will replace Matt Harrison as president and managing director of Toyota GB from July 1. Harrison will become vice-president, Toyota Sales and Marketing, Toyota Motor Europe. Van der Burgh has held several senior roles at Toyota ...

  • Bild2
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    Hot stamping hits heights

    2016-06-15T12:50:55Z

    Car makers have increased their take up of hot stamping, a technology once considered a novelty The use of hot stamping forming technology has skyrocketed in recent years as OEMs look to produce lightweight ultra-high strength steel (UHSS) components for the body structures of their high-volume vehicles. Christian Palm, the ...

  • Article

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    2016-06-15T09:09:36Z

    A visão de operadores humanos trabalhando lado a lado com 'colegas' automatizados está em crescimento, cada um trabalhando com seus pontos fortes e compartilhando as tarefas. A ideia de robôs como grandes equipamentos para tarefas árduas em ambientes perigosos já não é totalmente válida. Embora esse cenário ainda seja familiar, ...

  • Article

    Cobot companions

    2016-06-10T21:04:29Z

    The sight of human operators working side by side with automated 'colleagues' is a growing one, each working to their strengths and sharing the task at hand The idea of robots as large, expensive pieces of equipment for arduous tasks in hazardous environments is no longer wholly valid. Though that ...

  • Škoda Auto
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    Cobot companions

    2016-06-10T14:41:30Z

    The sight of human operators working side by side with automated 'colleagues' is a growing one, each working to their strengths and sharing the task at hand The idea of robots as large, expensive pieces of equipment for arduous tasks in hazardous environments is no longer wholly valid. Though that ...

  • Article

    Cast learners

    2016-05-27T17:35:22Z

    Academic research into casting is helping OEMs and suppliers bridge a knowledge gap Almost every piece of metal used in the manufacture of an automobile will have gone through a casting process at some point previously – whether to shape through a technique such as sand-casting or simply as a ...

  • AMCC kit
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    Cast learners

    2016-05-25T17:25:58Z

    Academic research into casting is helping vehicle-makers and their suppliers to bridge a knowledge gap Almost every piece of metal used in the manufacture of a vehicle will have gone through a casting process at some point previously, whether shaping via a technique such as sand-casting or simply as a ...

  • PFO_3D
    Webinar

    TRUMPF Webinar: Remote Laser Processing - The technology for future automotive applications

    2016-05-18T12:26:24Z

    The reduction of CO2 emissions remains a key target for all OEMs. Meanwhile, an exceptionally competitive environment has led carmakers to offer a diversified portfolio based on cost-efficient design and production. In this webinar, we look at how the integration of Remote Laser Processing (RLP) into the production process is ...

  • Chassis, Lotus Elise
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    Lotus loses weight

    2016-04-28T10:48:50Z

    UK – The vehicle-maker says it has cut 207kg from its model range over the past 12 months, after following a holistic approach to weight loss. The chassis for the Elise and Exige now weigh just 68kg each, and the company’s heaviest car is only 1,395kg.“We’re not concerned with following ...