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Gestamp Slovakia

Gestamp starts production in Slovakia

2019-07-04T16:30:00+01:00By AMS

Slovakia - Gestamp has started making aluminium components for JLR at its new Slovakia plant

Dongfeng Maxion Wheels

Dongfeng Maxion to build wheel plant

2019-03-13T12:00:00+00:00By AMS

China - Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group has formed a new joint venture company with Maxion Wheels - a division of the Brazilian wheel and structural component manufacturer Iochpe Maxion. The new company is called Dongfeng Maxion Wheels, and will look to serve the global market.

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Corolla confidence

2019-02-12T12:35:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Upgrade and investments at Burnaston see Toyota start production of the new Corolla in the UK, despite all the turmoil of Brexit

Fronius joining of steel and aluminium

Low heat input welding

2019-02-03T10:00:00+00:00By AMS

The Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding process reduces the heat input in comparison to other MIG/MAG processes, claims Fronius. This uses a digital process control, which automatically detects short circuits and then helps to detach the droplet by retracting the wire; during welding, the wire moves forward and is pulled ...

Sagola suction spray gun

Industrial suction spray gun

2019-01-31T15:00:09+00:00By AMS

The 4100 Xtreme suction spray gun has been developed to paint larger surface areas commonly associate with commercial and general industrial applications, such as machinery, truck chassis and trailers, says Sagola. The gun’s nozzles and needles come in two variants, 1.6 and 1.8 that deliver fine and heavy atomisation respectively ...

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Show and tell

2019-01-08T12:22:00+00:00By Profil

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A clean winner

2019-01-08T11:54:00+00:00By Coherent Rofin

Böllinger Höfe

A high-performance build

2019-01-04T12:10:00+00:00By Mike Farish

The Audi R8 series of sports cars is described as being closer to motor racing than any other on-the-road vehicles. Mike Farish takes a closer look at the manufacturing operation

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Smartly pressed

2019-01-03T13:54:00+00:00By Mike Farish

OEMs and suppliers are teaming up to design and construct a state-of-art press shops, duly networked for an industry 4.0 approach

Steel coil, Tata Port Talbot

Steel wars

2018-12-05T11:19:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Bridges are being burnt in today’s automotive industry. Political decisions are having a significant impact on the price of vehicles, the way in which they are sold, and where they are made. One factor that could soon play a key role is the trade war between the US and the ...

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The perfect finishing touch

2018-12-03T09:45:00+00:00By Graco

Turkish alloy wheel producer Cevher Wheels has invested in Graco Pro Xpc Auto electrostatic

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High performance for next-gen at NIO

2018-12-03T09:32:00+00:00By Chemetall

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

Eisenmann BMW Leipzig

Paint technology and investments

2018-11-29T11:50:00+00:00By AMS

We report on the new technology, techniques and investments in the world of paintshop being implemented by vehicle-makers around the world…

PPG Ferrari

Cool paint for hot cars

2018-11-27T17:18:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Ferrari is renowned for the high quality paint finish on its supercars. So creating a workable paint formulation that would cure at much lower temperatures without compromising these exacting standard would be a challenge. PPG’s Technical director, William Brunat, discusses the project with Nick Holt

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A focus on fibres

2018-11-27T15:21:00+00:00By James Bakewell

Lightweight, high-strength benefits are being offset by materials and process costs. James Bakewell looks at the challenges of making carbon fibre cost effective

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Sticking together

2018-11-27T15:07:00+00:00By ams_jamesbakewell

The use of a wide variety of materials throws-up significant production challenges and chief among those is joining. How can this plethora of materials be fixed together without affecting their structural integrity or their individual characteristics?

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Driving the future of e-mobility

2018-11-23T16:36:00+00:00By Henkel

Aston Martin Gaydon 2

Lap of luxury

2018-11-19T16:35:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Its history and heritage may be strong but Aston Martin’s focus is firmly fixed on the future

Daimler Bremen

A positive response

2018-11-19T15:59:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Daimler is embarking on a major corporate restructuring in the hope of improving its ability to face upcoming challenges in the automotive sector

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Drive for efficiency

2018-11-19T11:02:00+00:00By SSAB

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