All Quality articles

  • AMS Coatings 2020
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    Watch: The latest technology from Coherent solves your most challenging welding tasks in e-mobility battery manufacturing

    2020-07-06T12:56:00Z

    A major leap in fiber laser welding technology that can significantly improve your productions processes.

  • Evaluating the best test method should start very early in the design phase of an EV-related product
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    How to test EV battery packs

    2020-06-26T15:33:00Z

    Testing EV components is now an important addition to OEM and tier supplier quality control processes. Chuck Hagyard from Cincinnati Test Systems, shares some insights into critical leak test-related challenges and considerations

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    Mofid Elkemiri, LEVC manufacturing operations and quality director

    2020-04-08T14:02:00Z

    LEVC’s  Mofid Elkemiri was recruited to the Geely-owned company back in 2016 as launch director for the TX5 electric taxi. Prior to that he spent six years at UK-based trim supplier CAB Automotive, where he rose to the position of engineering and quality director. AMS speaks to him about his current role, ramping up production, battery cell supply and the relationship with the parent company. But first, we ask how the factory has been affected by the recent coronavirus measures and the suspension of production…

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    Investing in testing: better scrutiny for complex new vehicles

    2020-01-30T10:35:00Z

    Rigorous testing of new vehicles, systems and components has become more important as complexity of the products increases and pressure to reduce time to market grows. AMS visits Test World in Finland to see some of the developments introduced to meet this demand…

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    Do or die: quality and precision begins with the toolmaking

    2020-01-28T14:44:00Z

    Mould and die manufacturers reveal the latest solutions deployed to ensure quality control remains paramount

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    Measure for measure: as vehicle tech advances, so do the test methods

    2020-01-28T11:44:00Z

    To improve vehicle and component quality, and reduce time to market for new models, testing technologies need to be smarter and faster

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    Switched on to the data age

    2020-01-07T10:16:00Z

    Siemens explains why new smart automotive factories are presenting huge opportunity to electronics component suppliers

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    At the centre of change for Volkswagen Group

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.

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    Nexen Tire opens new plant in Zatec

    2019-09-03T15:22:00Z

    Czech Republic - The new Nexen Tire facility includes an automated quality system that identifies defects before they are made

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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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    Valmet starts building battery test centre

    2019-08-08T16:36:00Z

    Germany - Valmet is upping its game in the battery field for electric vehicles

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    Estimating the true cost of metrology in automotive BIW laser radar as part of quality 4.0

    2019-05-24T15:38:00Z

    Quality 4.0 is a new vision for quality following the lead of the Industry 4.0 concept. Automotive production relies on quality to upkeep an automaker’s brand image within its customer base. In the production process, suboptimal dimensional quality can lengthen lead times and cause cost overruns ...

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    Pressing matters

    2019-04-10T13:31:00Z

    Our vehicles have all faced hazards at one time or another, from potholes in the road to rocks or broken glass. But what about protection when the hazards are ballistic threats to the safety of civil servants or service men and women? As a specialist for custom automobile protection ...

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    Assembly line automation

    2019-03-13T17:40:00Z

    Nextsense says its Calipri systems can be used to monitor the process of car assembly from body-in-white to end-of-line final assembly. The company claims its fully automatic C12 cobot systems allows human workers and robots to work side by side in a continuous production line – without separation, mechanical barriers ...

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    PSA's Poissy plant to add model

    2019-03-04T16:30:00Z

    France - Groupe PSA has revealed that it will start making the new Opel/Vauxhall B-SUV at its Poissy plant, which is located about an hour north west of the French capital Paris. As a result, the facility will become the first to assemble a vehicle based on the company s ...

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    On a twinning streak

    2019-03-04T12:29:00Z

    Creating a digital twin of manufacturing operations can deliver development and efficiency benefits. Mike Farish reports 

  • Siemens digital machining
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    At the leading edge

    2019-03-04T12:18:00Z

    Steed Webzell looks at edge computing and the hardware requirements for those looking to digitally monitor, measure or control their machining operations Certain terms surrounding digitisation have become pretty familiar over the past 5-10 years: Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 (I4.0), edge computing, big data, smart factory, artificial intelligence ...

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    Augmented assistance

    2019-03-04T11:36:00Z

    Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the majority of production equipment will be similar. The real differences between factories are the human workers and the way in which technology is used to optimise their environment

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    Paneles de instrumentos guiados

    2019-02-05T08:28:00Z

    a La planta de IAC cerca de Liverpool sustituye la linea de grúas por una flota de vehículos autónomos guiados (AGV) para obtener una mayor flexibilidad a su proceso de ensamblado de paneles de instrumentos Más sobre vehículos autónomos Los vehículos automatizados se abren paso ...