All Machining articles

  • TPM Audi toolmaking

    Tools for progress: real-time tracking and monitoring in Audi’s toolmaking


    The carmaker’s Toolmaking 4.0 system is bringing greater visibility of suppliers and potential disruption of machines and operations at tool shops, with high productivity gains.

  • Joerg Spindler, Audi head of manufacturing engineering3

    Special series: Digitalising manufacturing engineering at Audi


    Jörg Spindler is leading Audi’s push to virtualise production planning, ramp up battery production and use data to reduce emissions and improve productivity in areas like toolmaking and body shop

  • production of software for e-drives_ZF

    Winning the war for energy and talent: how ZF is upgrading plants and skills for growth in EVs and electronics


    Arno Güllering talks to AMS about how ZF is accelerating its use of renewable energy, building more critical components in house, decentralising its data analysis and training staff to produce more electronics. 

  • Audi Hungaria starts production of electric mot

    Audi expands Győr, Hungary tool shop to expand luxury model output


    The expansion of the tool shop paves the way to produce more Lamborghini and Bentley models as well as some exclusive Audi cars.


    Watch: New magic in the dark art of lightweighting


    Ignacio, Jérôme and Prof. Volk explain the magic behind the art of lighweighting all whilst factoring in cost, performance, safety concerns and the impact on manufacturing process.

  • Arno Güllering, ZF

    Watch: How ZF is empowering people in the transition to producing electrified powertrains


    ZF’s Arno Güllering reveals how the tier-1 is upskilling and motivating its workforce in the transition from producing ICE to electrified powertrains.

  • Rockwell Automation

    An exclusive focus on flexibility as OEMs look to modular-based manufacturing


    Modular production in automotive manufacturing is rapidly becoming more innovative and flexible with the ability to multitask. As a result, OEMs are increasingly rethinking their methods and working closely with technology providers to make flexible manufacturing hegemonic.

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    Scania reimagines battery assembly factory floor with automation and digitalisation


    Tony Persson head of battery production at Scania, says the truckmaker is exploring automation and digitisation opportunities for its new battery assembly plant.

  • Equator_500

    Taking control with flexible solutions


    As electrification brings its fair share of challenges, Renishaw is ready to transform future production with fast, flexible, and programmable powertrain manufacturing solutions


    Metalworking fluid management 4.0 is here


    Greater control of processes and materials means greater efficiency. Castrol offers some insights into new ways to manage, monitor and optimise metalworking fluids

  • GROB says it has rolled out  modules for each of its products that enable greater data capture and integration

    I4.0 machining technology developments


    Increasing levels of automation, I4.0 practices and advanced materials across markets, drives machining technology development

  • DMG Mori 5-axis machining centre with integrated laser deposition welding capability

    Additive manufacturing and 5-axis machining


    The Lasertec 125 3D hybrid is new, 5-axis machining centre with integrated laser deposition welding capability for production of complex components in one hit

  • CoroChuck 930 mechanical locking between collet and chuck

    Collet for pull-out prevention


    A new collet, designed to suit Weldon shanks, features a mechanical locking interface to prevent tool pull-out or movement when producing expensive components 


    Bloodhound’s additive challenge


    Advances in additive manufacturing are being put to the most stringent of tests as the Bloodhound Land Speed Record project makes its first high-speed runs. Chris Pickering speaks to the engineers behind the project and the contribution made by 3D-printed components, one of the key production technologies helping to make the attempt possible

  • Castrol__Engine

    Clean, recycle, reimagine


    For precision cleaning of metalworked parts, Castrol’s Techniclean XBC has been designed with ‘circular economy’ characteristics built-in, making it durable and reusable to help reduce water consumption and process costs

  • Tornos SwissDeco 36

    Raising the bar


    The future looks bright as Tornos helps automotive players to meet their challenges with flexible and efficient technology

  • Mazak-compact-machining-centre-WEB

    Compact machining centres


    The QT-PRIMOS 50 SG is a compact, CNC turning centre, designed for mass production environments, says Mazak. It features a rigid integral spindle motor and intelligent thermal shield that it’s claimed provides accuracy and high-speed cutting, with the main spindle capable of 5,000rpm. Other compact models include the QT-PRIMOS ...

  • Siemens digital machining

    At the leading edge


    Steed Webzell looks at edge computing and the hardware requirements for those looking to digitally monitor, measure or control their machining operations Certain terms surrounding digitisation have become pretty familiar over the past 5-10 years: Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 (I4.0), edge computing, big data, smart factory, artificial intelligence ...

  • Carlos Ghosn

    In our next issue...


    Coming soon in our March-April issue… The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance – We report on manufacturing operations as the OEM’s longstanding partnership faces testing times of scandal and corporate upheaval Japan – How are Japan’s OEMs faring at home as ...

  • Hainbuch workpiece ejector

    Pneumatic workpiece ejector


    The new vario flex pneumatic workpiece ejector allows for the ejector depth to be adjusted flexibly by means of a retaining mechanism, and positioned in the machine exactly as required for the workpiece, claims Hainbuch. It can also be used as a basic end stop for coolant wash or air ...