All Quality articles – Page 8

  • Volvo Trucks SA
    Article

    Travel blog: Big game in SA

    2018-11-23T10:18:00Z

    There are a handful of countries in the world that remain relatively untouched when it comes to the new car market, with sales of used cars traditionally dominating. In South Africa, for example, sales of used cars outweigh those in the new car market by more than two to ...

  • Nikon novdec
    Article

    Quality 4.0 in car body inspection

    2018-11-20T12:57:00Z

    Nikon’s Laser Radar – a next-generation CMM that provides accurate, point cloud-based feature measurements in absolute coordinates – generates more data, leading to higher-quality products, and also saves time and money for OEMs High-end manufacturing has always required the feedback of reliable measurements to adjust parameters precisely and ...

  • Daimler Bremen
    Article

    A positive response

    2018-11-19T15:59:00Z

    Daimler is embarking on a major corporate restructuring in the hope of improving its ability to face upcoming challenges in the automotive sector The restructuring currently underway at Daimler is due to be complete by 2020 and the plan centres on creating legally independent AG companies, Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck ...

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    The full measure

    2018-11-19T10:56:00Z

    In-process measurement can guarantee fewer rejects, easier assembly, and ultimately, happier customers before a single part reaches the OEM The ‘where’ in automotive manufacturing has changed and expanded over time as OEMs rely further on increased content from Tier suppliers. From frames, closures, headlamps and tail lamps all the ...

  • Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 08.50.11
    Article

    Raising the roof

    2018-11-19T10:51:00Z

    When it comes to roof gluing, vision systems such as the one in operation at FCA Cassino will lead to a return on investment in a short time Vision systems have become a very powerful tool for automotive manufacturers, allowing them to increase productivity and overall quality while simultaneously ...

  • Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 08.50.11
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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 quality, ...

  • Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 08.50.11
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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 in ...

  • Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 08.50.11
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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 in ...

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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 this ...

  • coherent-rofin
    Article

    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 part ...

  • IAC FastKast on MINI Countryman IP
    Article

    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 manufacturing ...

  • Yasa production facility, Oxford
    Article

    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 OEMsEarly 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 be ...

  • S-in motion Rear chassis
    Webinar

    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 ...

  • Checking hot stamp line performance on a phone in Abrera
    Article

    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 require ...

  • Novares Leiria Plant inspection table
    Article

    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 chosen name ...

  • ABB 3D white-light scanning sensor technology
    Article

    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 while ...

  • 3D systems eBook
    Article

    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 needsQuality and reliability matter more than ...

  • Live Colour Scan_PR
    Webinar

    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 ...

  • 8-Crash boxes ready for assembly to crash management systems. (Constellium White, GA)
    Article

    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 systemsThe 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 hybrid ...

  • Siemens FTI
    Article

    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 solutionCar 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 mass ...