All Steel articles – Page 6

  • ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, LLC

    Foreign policy friction


    Tariffs on steel imports, NAFTA renegotiation and the return to sanctions on Iran have been at the centre of recent policy actions by the US president; the implications for the auto industry are potentially severe but how things will develop are far from clear. The decision to impose tariffs on ...

  • Magswitch T30 magnetic gripper

    Magnetic grippers for materials handling


    Magswitch has introduced its new T30 magnetic gripper, which the company says features larger airports for increased compatibility, robust connections and is claimed to be 20% stronger, 26% more compact and manufactured to precision tolerances (+/-0.02 mm). According to Magswitch the T 30 can replace suction cups and power clamps ...

  • Volvo Cars XC60 production

    SPA in the DNA


    Rising global demand for Volvo vehicles and the arrival of models using the SPA platform is having a considerable impact on the company’s Torslanda plant. Michael Nash investigates As they typically employ thousands of people, mass-market vehicle production plants often have a significant influence on local and indeed national economies. ...

  • Electric Vehicles 2018 cover copy

    Out now: Electric Vehicles 2018


    As governments and vehicle-makers turn away from combustion engines, the time for EVs is now In this era of stricter regulations, commitment to the environment and energetic competition, alternatively-powered vehicles are central to every OEMs production strategy. While the take up of electrified vehicles over the past two decades has ...

  • AutoDrive SA

    Arc-welding aluminium: challenges and solutions


    Lincoln Electric’s Tim Hurley and Michael Klee look at how the number of aluminium structures in BEVs can create new challenges to those unaccustomed to welding the metal AutoDrive SA With the increasing number of electric vehicles that are being developed and introduced to the automotive market, vehicle ...

  • Battery holder, BatterihÂllare,

    Steel can make a difference


    New, innovative advanced high-strength steel grades are being developed to help the automotive industry create vehicle structures for the electric age One common contention in the rapid growth of the electric vehicle is the range they can be driven between recharges. Whereas one important question, of course, ...

  • arcelor

    Steel going strong


    ArcelorMittal provides an insight into how the trend of electrification will impact steel demand in vehicle designLast year marked the first on in which global sales of electrified vehicles exceeded one million units. Although the numbers are still a long way behind sales volumes of conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) ...

  • Daimler Factory 56

    Forging a future in Factory 56


    New car manufacturing facilities will need to be highly flexible as the trends of vehicle electrification and autonomous driving continue to evolve. Mercedes-Benz futuristic ‘Factory 56’ paves a new path. 

  • Generation EQ

    Smarter EV production


    As it launches ‘electric intelligence’ models, Mercedes-Benz is also adapting its factories for flexible production At first there was some confusion over what Mercedes-Benz meant when it announced that it was creating an ‘EQ’ division. Was it to be a line-up of cars which would directly challenge BMW’s i models, ...

  • WMG 1

    Packing in the power


    As JLR ramps up its electrification efforts, Mike Farish visits a pilot production line for battery packs, developed together with WMG at the University of Warwick The difference between round and square is not just a matter of abstract geometry; it has real implications for the construction of effective battery ...

  • Saint Gobain white paper

    Saint-Gobain white paper: Preventing corrosion in car hinges


    Automotive door hinges face constant corrosion risk due to the combination of weather conditions and risk factors in popular car painting techniques By reducing the risk for corrosion and red rust, car manufacturers can boost the quality perception of their vehicles and improve customer satisfaction, leading to increased brand loyalty. ...

  • SeatAnimated1

    How to make front seats 20% lighter with advanced high strength steels


    In this webinar you will discover how advanced high strength steels (AHSS) can be used to achieve significant weight reduction for vehicle front seats. Our newly ArcelorMittal S-in motion study shows that the weight of front seats can be cut by almost 20 percent ...

  • James Bakewell

    Weighing up the options


    Disruptive technology was high on the agenda at JEC World , the composites industry’s flagship event held every March in Paris, France. A sizable proportion of the 42,445 people who attended the show flocked to see Dirk Ahlborn, Chief Executive Officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), lay out his vision ...

  • ABB spot welding technology at Scania plant in Oskarshamn

    Spotting an opportunity


    Steed Webzell talks to major players in joining, automation and materials technologies to get their take on the future of spot welding ABB spot welding technology at Scania's plant in Oskarshamn According to a Technavio 2017 report, spot welding is the most popular type of robotic welding, generating more ...

  • Alcoa wheels Hungary

    Arconic-Köfém to build new wheel plant


    Hungary - Arconic-Köfém has broken ground at a site where its new truck wheel factory is being built. Costing €105m (US$130m), the plant is located in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. Operations are scheduled to begin at the end of 2019 and the new factory should create around 200 jobs. “Our truck wheels ...

  • Constellium aluminium automotive

    EV trend boosts aluminium demand


    Constellium has opened a new facility in Mexico to serve the automotive industry, and predicts strong growth on the horizon. Michael Nash reports Aluminium supplier Constellium has opened up a new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico The rise of electrification is having a huge impact on vehicle manufacturers ...

  • Magna’s new Composites Center of Excellence in Esslingen, Germany, features a new Engel 2,300-metric-ton press

    Magna opens new composites facility


    Germany - The new Composites Center of Excellence will act as a base for the development of various vehicle structural components such as subframes, as well as exterior body parts like door panels and hoods. The idea is to identify production-ready lightweight solutions that will help vehicle manufacturers meet increasingly ...

  • Gestamp Hot Stamping

    Gestamp opens seventh plant in Brazil


    Brazil – The Spanish company has invested €24.9m to set up a new hot stamping plant in Betim (Minas Gerais, Brazil), that will serve Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA), supplying parts for the Fiat Palio and Siena models. The new plant, which will also be equipped with laser cutting and assembly ...