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Ford autonomous vehicle

Ford invests in EV and AV production

2019-03-21T11:18:00+00:00By AMS

US - Ford has said it will spend US$900m on its facilities in Michigan in order to ready for the production of both electric and autonomous vehicles. This is the latest in a string of investments that the OEM has recently announced it will make in US plants.

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Out now: ATS 2019

2018-11-12T09:21:02+00:00By Gareth Price

For this, our third issue of the ATS supplement, we have spoken once again to key players in this crucial sector of the market, revealing their insight on the current state of automotive manufacturing.

IAC FastKast on MINI Countryman IP

Getting beneath the skin

2018-11-12T08:45:00+00:00By Gareth Price

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

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Making metal add up

2018-09-13T12:30:55+01:00By Mike Farish

Additively manufactured metal parts present a challenge for high-volume production but at the other end of the scale, engineers are successfully developing the process for specialist, low volume parts. Mike Farish reports

Volvo Cars recycled plastics

Waste not...

2018-09-13T12:03:32+01:00By ams_karenmccandless

Karen McCandless reports on vehicle-maker recycling projects ranging from plastic bottles to electric vehicle batteries

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Show us what you’re made of

2018-05-11T15:27:34+01:00By Dürr

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Material matters

2018-03-07T17:01:38+00:00By Nick Holt

New developments in polycarbonate in automotive applications offer a glimpse of the future 

Audi A4 production in Aurangabad, India

A race for third place

2018-03-02T12:24:48+00:00By Nick Gibbs

India’s vehicle sales are booming to the benefit of a handful of established manufacturers, but it’s still a tricky market for those on the sidelines

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Faurecia constructs new facility in Missouri

2018-02-15T15:52:54+00:00By AMS

The Tier 1 supplier Faurecia is building a new production facility in Blue Springs, Missouri. Costing $60m, it will be used to manufacture and assemble both door and instrument panels for vehicles.

Meisterbock Ingolstadt Audi

Counting on the data

2018-01-02T16:37:39+00:00By Mike Farish

The implementation of digital tools is transforming the quality control processes in manufacturing operations

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High fibre content

2018-01-02T16:16:15+00:00By ams_jamesbakewell

Composites reinforced with glass fibres have been used in the mass-production of hang- and bolt-on parts for decades – AMS looks at some recent innovations

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, Plana nad Luznici, plant

European ramp up

2017-11-21T11:44:17+00:00By Mike Farish

Yanfeng is busily growing its operation within Europe as two new facilities come on stream, with a manufacturing plant in the Czech Republic and a new test centre in Slovakia

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The stage to engage

2017-11-15T16:31:08+00:00By Ian Henry

The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological change

The stage to engage

2017-11-15T12:33:31+00:00By Gareth Price

The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological change

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IoT disruption in the driving seat

2017-10-27T15:42:51+01:00By Lectra

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Novares opens Mioveni plant

2017-09-21T12:09:26+01:00By aladmin

Romania – Until recently known as Mecaplast-Key Plastics, the company said it has established itself in the country in order to be close to its main customer, Dacia. The factory near Piteşti is Novares’ first in the country.

Volvo S90 pre-production, Daqing of the new Volvo S90 in the Daqing manufacturing plant

Getting the green light

2017-09-04T16:19:40+01:00By Ian Henry

Under government pressure, domestic and international OEMs in China are switching to new-energy vehicles

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Readying your cutting room for Industry 4.0

2017-07-08T16:01:09+01:00By Lectra

A cut above the rest

2017-06-23T15:18:48+01:00By luis

A new digital approach to leather cutting is establishing greater levels of equipment reliability and material throughput making it a more viable option for the volume production of car interior elements

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A cut above the rest

2017-06-23T12:22:13+01:00By Mike Farish

A new digital approach to leather cutting is establishing greater levels of equipment reliability and material throughput making it a more viable option for the volume production of car interior elements