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    ​Making the digital a reality: how AI and virtual reality are adapting automotive manufacturing to a changing world

    2022-01-11T11:59:00Z

    Automotive manufacturers are facing the challenge of constantly changing vehicles, technologies and parts. However, stakeholders can increasingly plan and implement systems faster using real-time manufacturing data, digital twin simulation and training through augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). 

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    Porsche: Inside the Macan paintshop

    2022-01-10T18:45:00Z

    During our recent AMS Livestream on developing and operating more sustainable, flexible paintshops, Henning Steinborn, head of paintshop and Klaus Koberg, who is head of paintshop Maintenance, both from Porsche’s Leipzig plant, offered some insights into how the premium vehicle maker has developed its paint operations

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    AMS Paintshop 2022 – Paint it Green

    2022-01-07T11:34:00Z

    In this edition we get insights into how OEMs are adapting and developing their paintshop operations and processes to meet the need for more efficient and sustainable production, as well as insight into scaling up battery production

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    Attractive Solutions

    2022-01-05T10:53:00Z Author MHD Magnets

    As the automotive industry looks to use thinner coating layers and reduce water, chemicals and energy consumption, efficient filtration is an increasingly important factor. MHD Magnets discusses the benefits of magnetic fluid separation and treatment technologies

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    The leaders of the pack

    2021-12-22T09:00:00Z

    Producing battery enclosures and packs is an important part of EV assembly, and manufacturers are focused on better standardising and inspecting parts to improve automation and quality. Jason Dunn reports from the AMS Evolution Summit held online in December

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    Porsche’s smarter, greener paintshop

    2021-12-17T13:25:00Z

    Hear from leading paintshop experts at Porsche’s Leipzig plant on strategies for improving quality and reducing errors in paintshop, including new automation and processes to reduce overspray waste

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    Factory futures: networked, data-driven, flexibly automated

    2021-12-17T13:25:00Z

    Manufacturing experts share their vision for current and future automotive production technology, including leaders from Ford, Cognex, Symbio Robotics and Jay Global Techno Alliance

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    AI data analytics for the paintshop

    2021-12-17T13:09:00Z

    The presence of any airborne dust in a paintshop always presents a challenge to creating a high-quality paint finish. Effective filtration is the most basic way to prevent contamination but for BMW that is not enough.  Mike Farish reports on how the OEM is using artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics to develop better preventative measures

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    How the industrial cloud creates solutions opportunities for ZF production

    2021-12-14T11:41:00Z

    ZF Group’s CDO, René Deist, told the Automotive Manufacturing Evolution Summit how its industrial cloud integration strategy would enhance the use of AI and capacity planning across the tier one supplier’s 200 plants.

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    Nissan to replicate Sunderland factory model globally amid drive to boost domestic supply chains

    2021-11-30T11:46:00Z

    Nissan has announced a massive £13bn fund for developing electric vehicles and plans to expand the model of its Sunderland plant globally. 

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    AMS Quality Control 2021 – Balancing quantity and quality

    2021-11-25T13:11:00Z

    In this edition we get insights into how OEMs and tier suppliers are adapting their respective quality control processes to meet the challenges presented by electric powertrains and vehicles. 

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    Watch: Paint it green – more sustainable, flexible paintshops

    2021-11-17T19:10:00Z

    When it comes to the future of paintshop, green is the only colour going. This exclusive AMS Livestream features paintshop leaders from Porsche and Sames Kremlin sharing innovations in technology and collaborative approaches to maintain speed and quality whilst reducing energy and waste in automotive painting processes.

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    Volta Trucks begins production design of the full-electric Volta Zero

    2021-11-16T11:46:00Z

    Volta Trucks has begun producing the first road-going ‘Design Verification’ (DV) prototype Volta Zero vehicle at a bespoke facility in Coventry. 

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    Re-imagining quality control

    2021-11-16T11:27:00Z

    A new generation of vehicles and powertrains requires a different approach to quality control. This demands faster, inline systems that simplify processes without compromising accuracy. Jason Dunn reports on developments at Skoda 

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    Watch: 3D Vision Solutions for Automotive Challenges

    2021-09-03T00:22:00Z

    Automotive inspection systems use 3D machine vision solutions to meet specific requirements and improve manufacturing quality.

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    Technical Paper: Accelerated battery analysis through connected microscopy

    2021-08-02T10:16:00Z

    Learn how BMW accelerated their battery analysis through connected microscopy leading to increased performance, range & longevity of batteries in electric vehicles

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    Electrification and digitalisation go hand in hand at Ford and VW

    2021-05-20T14:46:00Z

    As the automotive industry electrifies, manufacturing is changing dramatically and OEMs are using big data to keep pace with that change. Increasingly moving into the world of tech, old quality control processes may no longer suffice since a lot of EV components cannot be reworked like traditional equivalents. Manufacturing has to be ultra-precise like never before.

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    Watch: Electrifying Production – How to build an electric future (Pt.2)

    2021-05-06T19:10:00Z

    In the second part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how OEMs are ramping up EV production through modular strategies, data analytics and advanced joining and metrology tools. Featuring Volkswagen Group, Ford, Renishaw and Atlas Copco.

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    The time is now to start integrating robotics into plant and warehouse logistics

    2021-02-16T11:28:00Z

    Robotics have enabled major productivity gains in manufacturing, but as the technology becomes more affordable and labour gets harder to find and more expensive, it could start to play a bigger role in the plant logistics and warehousing, too, helping workers do their jobs more safely and quickly.

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    AI and automation in automotive production need people and quality data to succeed

    2020-12-23T16:19:00Z

    Experts from BMW, Ford, Symbio Robotics and Cosmo Tech discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in automotive production need fast ramp-up times and adoption by employees to succeed. High-quality data and use of simulation are also key.