• Cutting the perfect tread
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    Cutting the perfect tread

    2020-05-20T14:06:00ZBy STÄUBLI ROBOTICS

    Automated carving of prototype tires Prototype tires generally have their tread carved by hand. But at tire giant Continental, they like to do things differently. High-precision Stäubli robots handle the difficult task of carving with a hot blade, achieving maximum accuracy and reproducibility, and working faster than ever before. ...

  • State of emergency in the cell
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    State of emergency in the cell

    2020-05-20T14:01:00ZBy STÄUBLI ROBOTICS

    Deburring and cleaning vehicle precision components Innovative robotic deburring cells use waterjets at up to 2,000 bar to simultaneously deburr and clean vehicle components. Plants rely on Stäubli six-axis HE robots , which are perfectly designed to handle the tough conditions in the cell. Maschinenbau Silberhorn has made ...

  • HE robots excel where others fail
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    HE robots excel where others fail

    2020-05-20T13:57:00ZBy STÄUBLI ROBOTICS

    Six-axis machines for inline parts cleaning 100 percent humidity and a pH of 9: in such conditions, the deployment of robots poses real challenges. These are the very parameters under which Stäubli robots are delivering reliable service on the parts cleaning line at the Nissan Dongfeng engine plant in ...

  • The next generation of additive manufacturing
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    The next generation of additive manufacturing

    2020-05-20T13:51:00ZBy STÄUBLI ROBOTICS

    Efficient production of high-strength lightweight components The Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) systems developed by a Bavarian technology company constitute a step change in additive manufacturing. Thanks to high-performance robotics, the process has the potential to revolutionize the series production of geometrically complex lightweight parts in the automotive industry. ...

  • Quantum leap towards Industry 4.0 in mold manufacturing
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    Quantum leap towards Industry 4.0 in mold manufacturing

    2020-05-20T13:47:00ZBy STÄUBLI ROBOTICS

    Robot-assisted machining of molds At the highly advanced Audi Competence Center for Plant Equipment and Forming Technology, they are gradually working towards the digital linking of all processes. A robotic machining center now replaces four radial drilling machines in the manufacture of molds. Back in 2015, when Audi ...

  • Automated testing under extreme conditions
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    Automated testing under extreme conditions

    2020-05-20T13:38:00ZBy STÄUBLI ROBOTICS

    Quality checking of touchscreens in an environmental chamber Quality checking touchscreens within a temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees Celsius places extreme demands on robotics. Now for the first time, a Stäubli six-axis machine is meeting this challenge without the use of a protective cover. Touchscreens for ...

  • Committed to safety
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    Committed to safety

    2020-05-20T13:29:00ZBy STÄUBLI ROBOTICS

    Efficient assembly of airbag control sensors TRW Systems in the county of Durham, UK, is one of the market leaders in the manufacture of intelligent safety systems and has made a name for itself as a reputable supplier of airbag control sensors. Until recently, the production of airbag modules ...

  • E-mobility needs steel
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    E-mobility needs steel

    2019-08-06T16:46:00ZBy ArcelorMittal

    It is no secret that carmakers are intensifying their efforts to develop mass-market electric vehicles (EVs). Although sales of EVs are still a long way behind conventional ICE vehicles, there are expectations that they will make up a quarter of all new car sales by 2025 and be on their ...

  • Steel safety net
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    Steel safety net

    2019-04-25T15:49:00ZBy ArcelorMittal

    ArcelorMittal’s patented ablation technology is favoured by OEMs across the world for its suitability in safety-critical applications ArcelorMittal’s patented partial ablation technology was developed to ensure that hot-stamped laser-welded blanks (LWBs), made from the latest press-hardenable steels (PHS), are as safe as possible. Although it was ...

  • E-mobility and the role of steel
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    E-mobility and the role of steel

    2018-08-28T15:54:00ZBy ArcelorMittal

    With electrification shaping ideas in future vehicle structure design, ArcelorMittal explains why advanced steel grades remain the materials of choice While sales of battery electric vehicles (BEV) are still far behind conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, BEV technology and sales continue to improve at a rapid pace. ...