All Quality articles – Page 6

  • Zeiss 1
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    Quality is everything

    2018-08-31T12:51:06Z

    Volkswagen uses Zeiss AIMax digital-optical 3D sensor technology at its plant in Wrzesnia Following a site analysis in 2013, Volkswagen decided to construct a new factory in Wrzesnia, Poland, to assemble the Crafter van. The speed at which this enormous factory – one kilometre long and 400 meters wide – ...

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    Guiding lights for a smarter paintshop

    2018-08-28T11:34:47Z

    System experts at Dürr have developed a digital maintenance assistant designed to keep automotive paintshops in full effect With its digital@Dürr concept, Dürr is delivering an important smart factory module. In future, the company will be supporting customers in maintaining painting and sealing robots using a digital maintenance assistant. ...

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    Welcoming arms for Kirchhoff

    2018-08-28T11:34:09Z

    Dermot Healy speaks to CMM programmer James Mitchell about working with Faro Technologies at the Kirchhoff Automotive plant in Lansing, MichiganKirchhoff Automotive is one of the leading global suppliers of body structures, sub-assemblies and stamped products to major automotive manufacturers. Working closely with manufacturers from an early design stage the ...

  • Schwartz-N-America-supp
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    Welcome to Naperville

    2018-08-28T11:33:00Z

    With the increasing use of schwartz ’s roller hearth furnaces for press-hardening in North America, a relocation helps the US subsidiary to meet demand The globally active schwartz Group, the world market leader* in heat-treatment equipment for press-hardening, has evolved into a key supplier to the automotive industry. ...

  • Schenck N America supp
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    Industrial balancing goes e-mobility

    2018-08-28T11:32:00Z

    As EV makers develop smart-factories, efficient and flexible automation solution for balancing e-drives is at the top of the list, writes Schenck-USA ’s Tarek El-Sawaf Increasingly better range and output values of electric power units and, above all, the more stringent environmental regulations for internal combustion engines are increasing ...

  • ABB-N-America-supp
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    The $83,330 article

    2018-08-28T11:30:00Z

    To combat the dread and burden of unplanned stoppages, ABB explores the potential of machine learning, advanced analytics and connected services In an average large automotive factory, the cost of unplanned downtime can exceed $1 million an hour. This means in the five minutes it will take to ...

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    On the plus side

    2018-08-28T11:29:05Z

    Dermot Healy speaks to Daryush Arabnia, COO of Geico , about the new Ctrl + PAINT vehicle body quality scanning system, the latest element in the Smart Paintshop Concept You launched the new initiative Ctrl + PAINT in June 2018 at the 2018 SURCAR Conference in Detroit. Can you tell ...

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    Oxsilan expectations

    2018-08-28T11:29:00Z

    Engineers from GM’s Orion plant in Michigan describe a successful conversion to a thin-film pretreatment from Chemetall The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, sets out the story of the highly successful conversion and launch to full production of Oxsilan ...

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    How to outrun the competition

    2018-08-28T11:28:00Z

    Precision engineering and manufacturing technology specialist Renishaw is poised to support North American customers in tackling a new breed of production challenges Shorter product lifecycles and growing product mix require flexible machining and measurement solutions, which is why Renishaw’s technologies are increasingly being applied to support productive automotive ...

  • Gary Johnson Ford
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    Ford announces manufacturing lead

    2018-08-24T12:50:47Z

    US - Bruce Hettle, Ford's group vice president of manufacturing and labor affairs, is due to retire on 1 October, and will be replaced by Gary Johnson. In this role, Johnson will manage the operations of 67 assembly, stamping and powertrain production plants across the world. "Under Bruce’s leadership, Ford ...

  • HMMA Elantra line
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    Southern hospitality

    2018-08-24T12:29:47Z

    Gareth Price visits Hyundai’s major manufacturing facility in Montgomery, Alabama, as it welcomes the return of an SUV to its production lines Back in 2005, Hyundai’s plans to open its first US manufacturing facility came to fruition and the $1.7 billion automotive assembly and manufacturing plant in Montgomery, Alabama, was ...

  • OEM Europe N America
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    Transatlantic ventures

    2018-08-24T11:22:20Z

    Volvo is the latest European marque to take up a North American manufacturing base. As Ian Henry reports, it joins Germany’s giants in exploring the benefits while coping with the complexities… Steeled for battle in Spartanburg BMW has been very critical of the decision by President Trump to apply tariffs ...