All Robotics articles

  • Future opportunities
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    Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

    2019-09-25T06:00:00Z

    The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities including manufacturing, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

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    The future on two wheels

    2019-09-15T18:41:00Z

    Advanced robotics and digitisation technologies can ensure motorcycle companies meet the needs of the industry

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    Audi tests new sealing process in paint shop

    2019-09-13T10:11:00Z

    Hungary - The new sealing process could soon be rolled out across all Audi paint shops

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    Automation advances

    2019-08-14T13:41:00Z

    AMS investigates how robotics can be adapted to a wider range of applications and the potential offered by 5G communications

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    Flexible and mobile

    2019-08-06T15:10:00Z

    When a Skoda supplier needed to find a more flexible automated aluminium machining process, it turned to Stäubli

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    Cue customisation

    2019-06-20T15:04:00Z

    Flexible solutions by ABB technology are helping to meet the changing needs of the automotive industry

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    Keeping in focus

    2019-05-20T14:29:00Z

    Ford has invested in its Saarlouis plant to produce the latest generation of its popular Focus model. Nick Holt visited the plant to get a look at the upgrades to the production process

  • ABB robots paintshop
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    ABB to provide robots for SAIC VW

    2019-05-14T16:50:00Z

    China - ABB has signed an agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for a new factory being built in Shanghai. The plant will become the first new energy vehicle (NEV) factory of the VW Group based on the modular electric drive (MEB) platform. “We are delighted ...

  • Volkswagen Wandelbots
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    The imitation game

    2019-03-04T16:46:00Z

    Working with a local robotics start-up in Germany, Volkswagen is exploring a new programming technique that allows assembly workers to teach a cobot all the right moves Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory in the eastern German city of Dresden is arguably one of the more unusual automotive manufacturing sites in ...

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    Augmented assistance

    2019-03-04T11:36:00Z

    Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the vast majority of production equipment will be similar, if not the same – that’s the view of Cem Temel, head of Ford’s Gölcük and Yeniköy plants in Turkey and assistant general manager for new projects at Ford Otosan. “The ...

  • Vision Components 3D laser scanners
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    Embedded 3D image processing

    2019-01-18T15:30:38Z

    Vision Components claims its VCnano3D-Z-series, 3D laser scanners are compact and can be easily integrated into OEM applications. The scanners are said to feature a dual-core ARM processor and an FPGA, which calculates a point cloud in order to determine line coordinates in laser triangulation. The company says the laser ...

  • ABB 3D white-light scanning sensor technology
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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 ...

  • Hyundai Kia wearable technology
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    Hyundai/Kia test wearables

    2018-10-25T16:57:25Z

    South Korea - The companies have recently demonstrated the use of the Hyundai chairless exoskeleton (H-CEX), and now plans on testing the Hyundai vest exoskeleton (H-VEX) technology. These could then be used at plants across North America before the end of 2018. "The field of robotics has the potential to ...

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    Extreme flexibility is essential

    2018-09-30T19:56:00Z

    KUKA offers numerous solutions that are helping vehicle manufacturers to tackle several challenges The automotive industry is undergoing the biggest transformation in its history. Megatrends such as digitisation, autonomous driving and e-mobility have significant implications not only for manufacturers but also for suppliers. What is required are smart ...

  • GOM scanner
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    Advanced 3D metrology for car body

    2018-09-30T19:42:13Z

    GOM has worked on improving the speed and accuracy of its latest generation of optical 3D coordinate measuring machines The automotive industry has undergone many changes over recent years, and new technologies are influencing production processes with the aim of making manufacturing more efficient. The implementation of robotics on the ...

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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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    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 ...

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    Out now: North America 2018

    2018-08-24T16:24:26Z

    When it comes to America and automotive manufacturing, some things are impossible to ignore. Foremost among them are: The Big Three, the light truck segment and Trump. In our latest global region supplement, we bring you the full set. In this AMS special supplement we examine a region ...

  • Forging the deal
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    Forging the deals

    2018-08-24T15:03:40Z

    Ian Henry examines the key trends in the North American automotive supplier sector where technological progress and feisty trade policies continue to present a range of business challenges With rapid technology change across the sector as the automotive market accelerates into the era of electrification, the uncertainty over the future ...