All Quality articles – Page 4

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    Cool calculations - rapid welding

    2018-11-19T10:28:00Z

    Advanced rapid welding technology is helping to surpass challenges in series production at Voestalpine Fronius has recently added the successful CMT welding process to the company’s most modern power source, the TPS/i. The second generation of the “cold arc” allows robotic welding in many applications with unprecedented levels of ...

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    Weld the right result

    2018-11-19T10:19:00Z

    Welding zinc coated steels presents a variety of challenges. Lincoln Electric’s Global Industry Segment Director for Transportation Tim Hurley explores the solutions As engineers and designers respond to the need to decrease vehicle weight while maintaining or improving crash worthiness, automotive manufacturers are using more high strength steels ...

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    Extended reach

    2018-11-19T10:12:00Z

    FARO’s technology combinations are allowing users to focus more on the actual measurement and less on the measurement processes Ensuring the quality of a car’s performance and design, FARO 3D measurement technology solutions provide a simple, yet accurate way of taking contact and non-contact measurements for quality control ...

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    Hot stamp harmony

    2018-11-19T09:58:00Z

    With the demand for quality specifications from OEMs on the rise Gestamp turned to Zeiss for a new approach to quality assurance Deer graze undisturbed in the fields that stretch off into the distance as far as the eye can see. Yet there is a lot more to ...

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    Clean and tidy

    2018-11-16T10:11:00Z

    Coherent-ROFIN’s Frank Gäbler describes how the CleanWeld process can garner greater results in fibre laser welding While automotive manufacturers have successfully employed fibre lasers in metal welding for over a decade, efforts still continue to improve their utility and extend the results they deliver in terms of ...

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    Getting beneath the skin

    2018-11-12T08:45:00Z

    Specialists in automotive interiors have long been at the sharp end of sustainability issue. Gareth Price looks at the controls and techniques that are helping IAC Group improve process control and lower energy consumption Ever since environmental impact became a hot topic for discussion and action within the automotive ...

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    Academic circles

    2018-11-11T14:12:00Z

    Mike Farish visits Oxford-based start-up YASA, a special electric motor company sprung from academia that’s now attracting the attention of premium OEMs Early this year a bland-looking industrial estate a few miles to the north of Oxford officially became the manufacturing site for what one of its residents believes to ...

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    ArcelorMittal S-in motion® Chassis solutions

    2018-11-08T12:32:00Z

    The webinar will explore some examples of best-in-class steel grades for chassis applications and cover ArcelorMittal’s S-in motion® Chassis study which identifies potential savings in mass of up to 20%. As part of the study, specific assessments have been conducted on formability, weldability, and fatigue. The study ...

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    Opportunity 4.0

    2018-11-06T13:01:00Z

    Nick Gibbs travels to Barcelona to discover how Gestamp’s own digital revolution is driving efficiency improvements in its energy-hungry hot-stamping operations When your company has expanded to more than 100 production plants, you want to keep a close watch on the production lines in those plants. Especially when you ...

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    Set the controls

    2018-11-06T12:19:00Z

    Expertise in plastic component manufacturing will be in ever greater demand during the emobility age. In preparation, global supplier Novares has taken on a new form Following a period of reorganisation and rebranding, the Mecaplast-Key Plastics group spent 2018 settling in to its new identity – Novares The ...

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    Competitive advantage

    2018-11-06T10:19:00Z

    Automotive supplier BENTELER has introduced ABB inspection automation technology to its production plant in Vigo to improve efficiency and stand tall next to its competitors BENTELER is investing in ABB’s digital 3D vision and metrology solutions at its Vigo production plant in Spain, helping it reduce cycle times ...

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    3D Scanning and Inspection eBook

    2018-10-31T18:01:53Z

    Is 3D scanning right for your inspection needs? Combine the right people, hardware and software to ensure quality everywhere - An effective approach to 3D scanning requires matching the right people with the right hardware and the right software to best meet your company’s measurement needs Quality and reliability matter ...

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    How 3D data is driving new levels of automotive productivity and efficiency

    2018-10-31T10:04:00Z

    In this webinar, we’ll discuss how world’s leading OEMs are leveraging FARO 3D data capture technology to boost productivity and efficiency across the whole supply chain and automotive manufacturing lifecycle. The presentation will set out the key benefits of using this 3D data, from prototyping and industrial styling to ...

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    White light

    2018-10-30T15:01:43Z

    Michael Nash visits Constellium’s new plant in White, Georgia, from where it supplies BMW with aluminium crash management systems The rise of electrification is having a huge impact on vehicle manufacturers and their product portfolios, with many promising to launch a wide variety of new battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in ...

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    Schedules to keep

    2018-10-29T15:50:44Z

    Raffaello Lepratti, vice-president of business development and marketing at Siemens, outlines the company’s SIMATIC IT Preactor planning and scheduling solution Car buyers’ tastes are becoming more diversified. They are attracted by design and performances, but also by region-specific features and a touch of uniqueness. Cars are one of the few ...

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    Alpine scales new heights

    2018-10-26T16:19:36Z

    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 reportsThis is the home of Alpine, the revived sporting brand that Renault may or may not expand to become a ...

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    Audi uses AI in press shop

    2018-10-22T17:25:04Z

    Germany - The company has worked with the production technology division of the equipment and metal forming technology competence center to develop software that automatically recognises and marks cracks in sheet metal parts in a matter of seconds. It is currently being tested at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, but could ...

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    Ford names VP of manufacturing

    2018-10-19T15:47:23Z

    US - John Savona has been appointed vice president of North American manufacturing. He is now responsible for the company's entire production footprint across the country, which consists of over 30 plants. "John has nearly 30 years of experience in Ford manufacturing, having held leadership positions in many of our ...

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    Vauxhall builds 250,000th Vivaro

    2018-10-19T10:07:26Z

    UK - The OEM recently hit the milestone at its Luton plant, where it has been making the second generation Vivaro since 2014. "As a British brand since 1903, we are very proud to celebrate this milestone at our Luton manufacturing plant and handover the landmark vehicle to BT Fleet ...

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    Novares extends production footprint

    2018-10-17T10:54:46Z

    Serbia - The supplier has increased the size of its factory in Zrenjanin by a third. It is used to make complex plastics components for the automotive industry, including exterior and interior parts, body trims and engine parts. "Zrenjanin site has proven excellent performance and quality records and this extension ...