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Customising production

2019-04-10T13:30:00+01:00By James Bakewell

James Bakewell reports on BMW’s growing use of additively produced parts in both vehicle personalising and series production applications


Access to accuracy

2019-01-08T11:14:00+00:00By Sponsored by Perceptron

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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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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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Raising the roof

2018-11-19T10:51:00+00:00By Sponsored by Inos Automation

Alpine A110 Dieppe

Alpine scales new heights

2018-10-26T16:19:36+01:00By Nick Gibbs

One of the most interesting plant revivals in the last 12 months has been Renault’s overhaul of its factory in Dieppe, which now builds the A110 sports car. Nick Gibbs reports

Williams platform

Grid reference

2018-10-22T14:28:10+01:00By Mike Farish

Mike Farish visits Williams Advanced Engineering to see how the company delivers a distinctive F1 take on an innovative electric vehicle platform

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Making metal add up

2018-09-13T12:30:55+01:00By Mike Farish

Additively manufactured metal parts present a challenge for high-volume production but at the other end of the scale, engineers are successfully developing the process for specialist, low volume parts. Mike Farish reports

Volvo Cars recycled plastics

Waste not...

2018-09-13T12:03:32+01:00By ams_karenmccandless

Karen McCandless reports on vehicle-maker recycling projects ranging from plastic bottles to electric vehicle batteries

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Expanding and restructuring

2018-09-12T12:48:10+01:00By Ian Henry

As the move to electrified and autonomous vehicles accelerates, Toyota is expanding in both technology areas and restructuring its operations. Ian Henry reports

Machine setter Darren Evans maintains the wiper action created using the tool with Citizen’s LFV technology creates a superior surface finish

The problem with plastic

2018-07-26T16:41:37+01:00By ams_Steedwebzell

With automotive manufacturers looking at ever increasing levels of plastic-based materials content, Steed Webzell examines the challenges for machine shops

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Steel makes a strong case

2018-07-26T16:40:00+01:00By James Bakewell

With the push for powertrain electrification gaining strength producers of high-strength steel are preparing themselves to capitalise reports James Bakewell

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Thermosetting adhesive tapes

2018-07-12T17:19:38+01:00By Nick Holt

tesa’s claims its reactive HAF thermosetting adhesive tapes have been designed for use in creating compact lightweight designs that reduce emissions and fuel consumption. The company says these tapes feature an adhesive layer that contains nitrile rubber and a phenolic resin, and when heated a chemical reaction is started that ...

Pre-production of the new Volvo S90 in the Daqing manufacturing plant

A global future

2018-05-29T10:29:38+01:00By Ian Henry

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The wonder material

2018-05-14T11:14:00+01:00By ams_jamesbakewell

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL; X253; 2017

Closer to commercialisation

2018-05-10T15:31:17+01:00By Lem Bingley

Fuel-cell electric vehicles have lagged behind other EVs, but upcoming models could help that to change

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Smarter EV production

2018-05-10T14:38:36+01:00By ams_glenbrooks

As it launches ‘electric intelligence’ models, Mercedes-Benz is also adapting its factories for flexible production

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Integrating i vehicles

2018-05-10T12:02:38+01:00By Michael Nash

Separate production lines are used to build conventionally powered vehicles and the electrified i models at BMW Leipzig, but this could soon change

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Zoltek expands carbon fibre plant

2018-04-10T11:04:31+01:00By AMS

Hungary - The company has announced that it is increasing carbon fibre production by 50% at its facility in Nyergesújfalu. As a result, the plant will have an annual capacity of 15,000 tons.