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  • SinmotionBEV_Eur_BiW
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    Steelmakers keen to press home the BEV advantage

    2020-03-03T15:25:00Z

    Throughout the age of the mass-produced automobile, steel has been the principal material of choice for vehicle structures. Will it maintain its dominance as carmakers pursue new mobility concepts?

  • Lincoln Electric Image#1
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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

  • Mobility alliance structural fig1
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    Weight out, strength in

    2019-10-01T09:15:00Z

    A strategic alliance between Henkel and RLE International is exploring the lightweighting innovations available when combining expertise in structural foam technology and engineering design. David Caro and Tobias Wigand describe the findings

  • BMWiNext
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    Carbon composite footprint

    2019-09-16T15:01:00Z

    EV development has made lightweighting vehicle structures a priority. James Bakewell reports on the increased role for carbon fibre-reinforced plastics

  • SSAB EV AHSS
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    Steel stays the distance

    2019-09-02T14:16:00Z

    SSAB’s Thomas Müller explains how new high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels can assist OEMs in cost-effectively improving the range of electric vehicles

  • May-June-montage
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    Out now: AMS May-June issue...

    2019-05-23T13:20:00Z

    AMS May June 2019 The May-June issue of AMS is out now, and includes… >> Ford – A new alliance with Volkswagen, a pick-up offensive in the US and plans for electrification – AMS provides an overview of the Ford’s most recent activities, plus an inside ...

  • Ovako Sweden 2
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    Real clean steel

    2019-05-21T16:15:00Z

    With vehicle-makers and tier suppliers wanting greater performance from less material weight, Ovako’s engineering steels seem a good fit. Nick Holt visits its production facility at Hofors in Sweden to find out more

  • 3D printing with metal materials: First spare part of the partner pilot project "NextGenAM", from Daimler, Premium AEROTEC and EOS, the retainer of the truck diesel engine.
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    Daimler develops 3D printing line

    2019-05-14T16:50:00Z

    Germany - Since May 2017, Daimler has been working with Premium Areotec and EOS to develop a production line that would be able to produce aluminium components by using 3D printing. The companies found that manufacturing costs can be reduced by approximately 50% when compared to existing 3D printing systems. ...

  • SSAB design for life
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    Design for life

    2019-04-26T15:18:00Z

    As governments set higher requirements on CO2 emissions, fuel economy and production, Docol advanced high-strength steel is helping auto designers to maximise their designs Future-proofing can be explained as the systematic anticipation of the future, and the design of business processes that can adapt to those anticipated changes. As a ...

  • ArcelorMittal Technical Shot BIW HotForming
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    Steel safety net

    2019-04-25T15:49:00Z By ArcelorMittal

    ArcelorMittal’s patented ablation technology is favoured by OEMs across the world for its suitability in safety-critical applications ArcelorMittal’s patented partial ablation technology was developed to ensure that hot-stamped laser-welded blanks (LWBs), made from the latest press-hardenable steels (PHS), are as safe as possible. Although it was first used ...

  • Arcelor Mittal BIW
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    Steel safety net

    2019-04-25T11:09:00Z

    ArcelorMittal’s patented ablation technology is favoured by OEMs across the world for its suitability in safety-critical applications ArcelorMittal’s patented partial ablation technology was developed to ensure that hot-stamped laser-welded blanks (LWBs), made from the latest press-hardenable steels (PHS), are as safe as possible. Although it was first used ...

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    High performance for next-gen at NIO

    2018-12-03T09:32:00Z

    Lightweighting, multi-metal compatibility and a focus on aluminium substrates is how thin-film, pretreatment technologies fulfil the requirements for NIO’s next generation of electric vehicles With its advanced thin-film Oxsilan technology, the Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s coatings division operating under the Chemetall brand, ensures a perfect surface treatment ...

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    Power from plastics

    2018-11-11T14:34:00Z

    James Bakewell speaks to thermoset plastics specialists Pieter Vanderstraeten and Hendrik De Keyser about the increasing scope for composite powertrain components While the use of advanced composites in structural applications has hogged the limelight in recent years, these lightweight materials also have many advantages for the manufacture of components for ...

  • Williams platform
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    Grid reference

    2018-10-22T14:28:10Z

    Mike Farish visits Williams Advanced Engineering to see how the company delivers a distinctive F1 take on an innovative electric vehicle platformOne of the implications of the growth of the market for electric vehicles is the opportunity it provides for newcomers possibly to become major players in the automotive industry ...

  • Daimler 3D printing
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    Daimler to print aluminium components

    2018-09-05T10:00:11Z

    Germany - The OEM has been working with Premium Aerotec and EOS to develop an additive manufacturing production cell that can make parts out of aluminium. The cell is fully automated, and is located at the Premium Aerotec facility in Varel, northern Germany.A EOS M 400-4 four-laser 3D printing system ...

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    E-mobility and the role of steel

    2018-08-28T15:54:00Z By ArcelorMittal

    With electrification shaping ideas in future vehicle structure design, ArcelorMittal explains why advanced steel grades remain the materials of choice While sales of battery electric vehicles (BEV) are still far behind conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, BEV technology and sales continue to improve at a rapid pace. Globally, BEV ...

  • Article

    E-mobility and the role of steel

    2018-08-28T11:36:00Z

    With electrification shaping ideas in future vehicle structure design, ArcelorMittal explains why advanced steel grades remain the materials of choice While sales of battery electric vehicles (BEV) are still far behind conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, BEV technology and sales continue to improve at a rapid pace. Globally, BEV ...

  • The new Audi A8
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    Advancing automotive with AHSS

    2018-08-28T11:35:00Z

    SSAB explains how advanced high-strength steels address fundamental issues in a dynamic North American market, often at significant cost savings The North American car and truck market is undergoing change at a pace not seen since General Motors declared bankruptcy in 2009. In spite of rising transaction prices and higher ...

  • Article

    Welcoming arms for Kirchhoff

    2018-08-28T11:34:09Z

    Dermot Healy speaks to CMM programmer James Mitchell about working with Faro Technologies at the Kirchhoff Automotive plant in Lansing, MichiganKirchhoff Automotive is one of the leading global suppliers of body structures, sub-assemblies and stamped products to major automotive manufacturers. Working closely with manufacturers from an early design stage the ...

  • Article

    Oxsilan expectations

    2018-08-28T11:29:00Z

    Engineers from GM’s Orion plant in Michigan describe a successful conversion to a thin-film pretreatment from Chemetall The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, sets out the story of the highly successful conversion and launch to full production of Oxsilan ...