All Materials articles

  • Laness1
    Article

    Form and function

    2019-10-08T14:38:00Z

    Developments in composite parts are continuing to offer the automotive industry a variety of weight and cost advantages in high-volume production

  • Roechling Automotive Slovakia
    Article

    Röchling Automotive opens new Slovakia plant

    2019-07-24T10:00:00Z

    Slovakia - The new plant will be used to make a variety of different components for Daimler, JLR and PSA. 

  • Carbon 3D printing
    Article

    Suppliers partner to enable high-volume 3D printing

    2019-07-17T13:47:00Z

    Germany - Covestro and Carbon are hoping to make 3D printing applicable for mass volume applications

  • International-Press-Trip-Electrification-Challenge-(5)
    Article

    A flexible solution

    2019-07-16T15:27:00Z

    Metal-component supplier Gestamp outlines the challenges ahead and its strategy for meeting higher demand for lightweight parts

  • thyssenkrupp crankshaft & connecting rod forging
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    thyssenkrupp invests in advanced forging line

    2019-07-12T10:51:00Z

    Germany - thyssenkrupp will make front axles for trucks and crankshafts on the new forging line

  • AkzoNobel Changzhou plant
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    AkzoNobel to expand Changzhou plant

    2019-07-09T14:26:00Z

    China - The supplier is investing in new production lines for its powder coatings plant

  • battery graphic
    Article

    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 

  • GKN opening headquarters Michigan
    Article

    GKN opens 3D printing customer centre

    2019-05-28T14:55:00Z

    US - GKN Powder Metallurgy has opened its new headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The 38,260sq.ft facility also includes an additive manufacturing customer centre. ”We are excited to start a new journey in Auburn Hills with a space that is dedicated to our team, our community and the advanced ...

  • Ovako Sweden 2
    Article

    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

  • BMW_AM__mini-yours-customise
    Article

    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

  • Gestamp Hot Stamping
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    Gestamp opens seventh plant in Brazil

    2017-04-26T11:30:00Z

    Brazil – The Spanish company has invested €24.9m to set up a new hot stamping plant in Betim (Minas Gerais, Brazil), that will serve Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA), supplying parts for the Fiat Palio and Siena models. The new plant, which will also be equipped with laser cutting and assembly ...