All Press and stamping articles – Page 10

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    Steel stays at the forefront of mobility


    New methodologies and material concepts are helping OEMs to find opportunities in lightweightingThe task carmakers face is to create affordable, environmentally friendly, and safe mobility solutions. Without a shadow of doubt, steel is still the most affordable material to meet the challenge. It’s also one of the most innovative.At the ...

  • INFINITI Q60 production at Tochigi

    Nissan Tochigi starts Q60 production


    Japan – Production of the new sports coupe has required several upgrades in the press shop, paintshop and assembly hall, including the introduction of what Nissan describes as “innovative manufacturing processes”. The plant has been making Infiniti vehicles since the brand was launched in 1989.The changes include deep-body stamping technology ...

  • 2015 Edge Ford Oakville

    Ford reduces summer shutdowns


    US – The OEM announced that certain plants in North America will not close for the full two weeks as usual due to strong demand for SUVs, with sales at a record high for the first five months of the year. Ford will make an extra 22,000 units this summer.The ...

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    Hot stamping hits heights


    Car makers have increased their take up of hot stamping, a technology once considered a noveltyThe use of hot stamping forming technology has skyrocketed in recent years as OEMs look to produce lightweight ultra-high strength steel (UHSS) components for the body structures of their high-volume vehicles. Christian Palm, the head ...

  • Alicia Boler-Davis

    Boler-Davis to replace DeLuca at GM


    US – Jim DeLuca is retiring after a 37-year career encompassing manufacturing, labour relations and quality. Alicia Boler-Davis will take over as executive vice-president, Global Manufacturing, with the transition beginning immediately.In her new role, Boler-Davis will report to Mary Barra, chairman and CEO, and lead 180,000 employees at 171 facilities ...

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    Steel’s in motion


    By producing stronger and more versatile materials, steel-makers are helping OEMs to do more with lessThe steel industry is innovating at a furious pace – and it needs to. Its long-standing dominance in the automotive industry is coming under threat from a variety of lightweight alternatives. In response to increasingly ...

  • Honda Prachinburi

    Honda opens Prachinburi plant


    Thailand – The new factory at Rojana Industrial Park, Prachinburi province, represents an investment of 17.15 billion bahts ($48.3m) and features the latest Honda production technology, including the Assembly Revolution Cell (ARC) concept. The plant will strengthen the role of Honda Automobile Thailand within the company’s worldwide network.“Thailand has increased ...

  • F-150, Ford Dearborn

    Ford recycles F-150 aluminium


    US – The vehicle-maker says it is recycling as much as 20m pounds of scrap per month using the closed-loop system at Dearborn Truck Plant, Michigan. This equates to more than 30,000 F-150 bodies in the latest configuration, a SuperCrew body including doors, bonnet, tailgate and 6.5ft cargo box.According to ...

  • Article

    AGVs find their way


    Automated guided vehicles are carrying the assembly lines to a flexible futureHistorically, the automotive industry has relied heavily on the use of robotics technologies for pure manufacturing operations like assembly, welding and stamping – but in recent years other robotics applications such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs) have become more ...


    AGVs find their way


    Automated guided vehicles are carrying assembly lines toward a more flexible futureHistorically, the automotive industry has relied heavily on the use of robotic technologies for pure manufacturing operations like assembly, welding and stamping, but in recent years other applications such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs) have become more popular in ...

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    ArcelorMittal Webinar: ArcelorMittal’s S-in motion® Mid-size Sedan and SUV platform solutions


    Since initial rollout, ArcelorMittal’s S-in motion® lightweight steel solutions have assisted OEMs achieve significant body-structure weight reductions in production vehicles. Building upon its existing C-segment Sedan and Pickup Truck solutions, the S-in motion® range is now being extended to Mid-size Sedans and SUVs for the first time in a ...

  • Renault Wuhan

    Renault's China challenge


    Opening its first factory in the country, Renault is keen to follow where Alliance partner Nissan has ledBetter late than never. That was the message from Renault's top-brass at the inauguration of its first-ever factory in China. Renault-Nissan Alliance boss Carlos Ghosn told journalists at a ceremony in Wuhan, central ...

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    The true forming limit


    Elongation doesn’t tell the whole story about forming high-strength steel As ultra-high strength steel becomes even more widespread in automotive applications, crash safety will continue to increase, component weight will go down further and many OEMs will benefit. Others will not. Some manufacturers are not taking full advantage of ...

  • ATOS ScanBox 7260

    Automated quality control


    The strategic orientation towards full-field and non-contact optical measuring technology is one of the key elements of Opel’s car body engineering quality assurance Opel CEO Dr Neumann sees the ATOS ScanBox 7260 in action, guided by Dirk Kissinger, project manager for car body measuring technologyIn the future, Opel press shops ...

  • Shielding gas, Plasma

    Shielding progress


    The latest technologies are designed to better protect the welding zone from oxidation. AMS takes a lookAs well as protecting the molten metal and heat-affected areas of the workpiece against the ambient atmosphere, the right welding process gas can increase the welding speed and/or improve the mechanical properties of the ...

  • 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Mitsubishi to grow at Santa Rosa


    Philippines – The company is joining the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) established by the government to attract investment, stimulate demand and introduce regulations which will revitalise the national automotive industry, to the extent that it develops into a regional hub. As a result, Mitsubishi will expand its local production ...

  • ArcelorMittal

    ArcelorMittal divests Gestamp stake


    Spain – The 35% has been sold to the majority shareholder, the Riberas family, for a total cash consideration of €875m ($979.5m). The transaction is unconditional, with payment due within six months; ArcelorMittal will also receive €10m as a 2015 dividend.ArcelorMittal will continue its supply arrangement with Gestamp through its ...

  • DRAC Wuhan

    Dongfeng Renault opens Chinese plant


    China – The factory in Wuhan has been unveiled two years after the 50:50 joint venture was agreed between Renault and Dongfeng, and an initial investment of €870m ($946.6m). The launch capacity is 150,000 units per year, with the potential for this figure to double in future.With 95 hectares of ...

  • FCA Warren Stamping

    FCA Warren’s new press comes online


    US – The vehicle-maker invested $63m to update the capabilities of its 65-year-old Michigan plant with the latest stamping technology, which will increase capacity by up to 12,000 hits per day or around 3.6m parts per year. Until now, the most modern press line at Warren Stamping Plant was more ...

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    Schuler launches Hot Stamping TechCenter


    Germany – The research and demonstration facility at the company’s home base in Göppingen will showcase innovative solutions for lightweight vehicle construction. A €6.5m ($7.1m) line, developed at Schuler’s Waghäusel site, is equipped with a hydraulic press, roller hearth furnace and automated technology.Schuler expects demand for hot-stamping technology to grow ...