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    Exoskeleton trials underway at Audi

    2019-12-11T12:46:00Z

    Audi has begun testing the ergonomic benefits of exoskeleton systems for workers at its Ingolstadt plant

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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 ligher metal

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    Powering a bigger dig

    2019-11-29T15:06:00Z

    The off-highway sector is now seeing the introduction of electric powertrains. Nick Holt visited Hyperdrive to look at the development and production of battery packs for construction equipment

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    Weight-loss programme

    2019-11-20T17:03:00Z

    The electrification drive has increased the importance of lightweight vehicle structures. AMS looks at the development of the latest aluminium grades for electric vehicle applications

  • Aston Martin Cosworth engine Valkyrie
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    Rise of the Valkyrie

    2019-11-20T16:44:00Z

    Cosworth has stepped up its operations to make the engine for Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar

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    Dual brand adapters

    2019-11-20T16:06:00Z

    From finances to unions and electrifying its model range, domestic and global challenges abound for Hyundai-Kia

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    Lamborghini puts the AI in paint

    2019-11-14T11:55:00Z

    Chief manufacturing officer at the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant, Ranieri Niccoli speaks to AMS about the smart features now employed in the factory’s new paintshop

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    Bloodhound’s additive challenge

    2019-11-12T14:53:00Z

    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

  • VW Zwickau - ID3 Pre-series production
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    VW Zwickau leads the MEB charge as ID.3 goes into production

    2019-11-04T12:22:00Z

    Volkswagen’s vision for its newly-converted Zwickau plant is that it will become an emobility flagship – a state-of-the-art, flexible, high-tech factory with digitalisation underpinning all areas. Now series production of the ID.3 electric vehicle has begun there, VW’s new era is formally underway…

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    New horizons

    2019-09-18T10:41:00Z

    With a healthy automotive supply chain and financial incentives on offer, Slovakia was an attractive prospect for JLR to expand its production facility network, as Nick Gibbs reports 

  • Ford pickups
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    Big vehicles, big profits

    2019-09-16T14:27:00Z

    Pickup trucks and SUVs drive profits and investment in US automotive production as cars are cut from model line-ups. Nick Gibbs reports

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    Staying on track

    2019-09-08T09:02:00Z

    FCA’s restructuring has proved successful and the Jeep brand continues to prosper with new models on the way, but there are still challenges to overcome. Ian Henry reports

  • BMW engine assembly training
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    Quick learners

    2019-08-22T16:00:00Z

    From training, quality and work station design, OEMs are seeing a host of applications that can benefit from virtual and augmented reality technology

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    PSA and Toyota make the Czech list – AMS Podcast Episode 05 (Pt 01)

    2019-08-06T11:25:00Z

    The AMS Podcast returns with a three-part bumper episode. The team discuss the TPCA joint venture facility in the Czech Republic. Episode sponsored by SSAB

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    Canada feels the chill

    2019-07-22T13:43:00Z

    Trading challenges and dwindling investment is putting Canada’s automotive manufacturers under pressure. 

  • Aston Martin DBX built at St Athan
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    Made in Wales

    2019-07-22T12:12:00Z

    Nick Gibbs reports on the opening of Aston Martin’s SUV plant in South Wales, all set to build the new DBX

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    Powering up

    2019-07-09T11:25:00Z

    Key to the performance of an electric vehicle (EV) is its battery technology. Mike Farish looks at some of the latest developments to improve energy storage 

  • BMW 7 Series final inspection Dingolfing
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    A blaze in Bavaria

    2019-07-09T10:58:00Z

    The foundations have been laid at BMW’s Dingolfing plant to make more electrified models and components, but more is yet to come. Michael Nash reports

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    The future on two-wheels

    2019-06-25T09:12:00Z

    The two-wheel sector is mirroring the car market with a host of new manufacturers challenging the established OEMs and launching a new generation of electric motorcycles and scooters. Nick Holt reports

  • Skoda Vision iV electric
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    Vision of the future

    2019-06-10T10:41:00Z

    Skoda is set to make the leap into electro-mobility this year with the launch of the plug-in hybrid Superb and the all-electric version of the Citigo small car. Report by Nick Gibbs