All Systems articles – Page 4

  • Audi_crossbrace copy
    Article

    Um foco nas fibras

    2018-12-12T10:22:38Z

    Os benefícios de fibras leves e de alta resistência estão sendo compensados pelos custos de materiais e processos. James Bakewell analisa os desafios em tornar econômica a fibra de carbono Usado seriamente pela primeira vez pela Volvo, o plástico reforçado com fibra de carbono (CFRP) será usado no capô, ...

  • Audi_crossbrace copy
    Article

    El valor de la fibra

    2018-12-11T07:43:38Z

    Las ventajas de un peso ligero y alta resistencia contrastan con los costes de materiales y procesos. James Bakewell analiza los retos para conseguir que la fibra de carbono resulte más rentable Volvo utilizará por primera vez este material, plástico reforzado con fibra de carbono (CFRP) en el capó, ...

  • Porsche test
    Article

    Passing the test

    2018-12-03T10:23:00Z

    As modern vehicles become more sophisticated, production testing technologies and processes need to keep up. Mike Farish looks at developments with both carmakers and tier suppliers

  • ams_nov_dec_cover
    Article

    Laser-marking Data Matrix codes

    2018-12-03T09:48:58Z

    A Data Matrix code (DMC) is applied to many brake discs once they have been coated by Sprimag’s Coating Systems, making workpieces clearly identifiable and aiding the assembly process Although laser marking was once the preserve of high-performance brake discs in the premium sports car sector, it has now become ...

  • ams_nov_dec_cover
    Article

    Developing the sustainable paintshop

    2018-12-03T09:37:00Z

    Dermot Healy spoke to Dr Luigi Lazzari, executive director (Europe-Africa) at Geico Taikisha, about the company achieving its goal of a sustainable paintshop ahead of schedule Geico targeted a sustainable paintshop by June 2020, yet you’ve achieved this almost three years early. How did that come about? The ...

  • ams_nov_dec_cover
    Article

    High performance for next-gen at NIO

    2018-12-03T09:32:00Z

    Lightweighting, multi-metal compatibility and a focus on aluminium substrates is how thin-film, pretreatment technologies fulfil the requirements for NIO’s next generation of electric vehicles With its advanced thin-film Oxsilan technology, the Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s coatings division operating under the Chemetall brand, ensures a perfect surface treatment ...

  • ams_nov_dec_cover
    Article

    IIoT comes to paintshops

    2018-11-29T15:00:00Z

    New software from Dürr can help paintshops utilise the latest Industrial Internet of Things technology to collect, evaluate and visualise robot and process data As paintshops become increasingly transparent, Dürr Systems has developed its EcoScreen Equipment Analytics software in order to collect, evaluate and visualise robot and process ...

  • Eisenmann BMW Leipzig
    Article

    Paint technology and investments

    2018-11-29T11:50:00Z

    We report on the new technology, techniques and investments in the world of paintshop being implemented by vehicle-makers around the world… Eisenmann’s E-Shuttle 200 pre-treatment/electrocoating system will be part of the Leipzig upgrade Expansion at BMW Leipzig Eisenmann says it has been given overall ...

  • JBT AGV_
    Article

    AGVs drive industry revolution

    2018-11-28T10:42:00Z

    JBT is working with automotive manufacturers to offer a range of a provider of automated guided vehicle solutions, in line with the transformation to Industry 4.0 Automotive manufacturers have become experts on automation. However, from the vantage point of automation suppliers, the needs of their automotive clients are ...

  • BMW Dingolfing
    Article

    Sticking together

    2018-11-27T15:07:00Z

    The use of a wide variety of materials throws-up significant production challenges and chief among those is joining. How can this plethora of materials be fixed together without affecting their structural integrity or their individual characteristics? The automotive industry is mostly set-up for resistance spot welding (RSW) . This ...

  • Siemens MOM
    Article

    A holistic approach to quality

    2018-11-23T16:52:00Z

    Raffaello Lepratti, VP of business development and marketing at Siemens looks at how suppliers can optimise the cost of quality while assuring OEM requirements The automotive industry is undergoing massive structural change, as the advent of new technologies coincides with rapidly changing customer preferences. Recent developments suggest this ...

  • Henkel therma edrive
    Article

    Driving the future of e-mobility

    2018-11-23T16:36:00Z

    Henkel is responding to changes in the automotive industry with a range of technologies for the emerging trend towards e-drive modules Building on years of experience and expertise in engine and powertrain applications, Henkel is investing in new technologies and products for the efficient, large-scale manufacturing of ...

  • BMW VR cockpit preassembly
    Article

    BMW takes a virtual reality check

    2018-11-21T10:02:00Z

    Germany – In preparation for ramp up of the new BMW 3 Series, virtual reality technology has enabled the OEM to set up cockpit preassembly workstations. By using VR, BMW says it was able to assess the whole of the new production area in virtual reality and test new ...

  • 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 ...

  • DTNA chassis
    Article

    Building on framework

    2018-11-19T16:12:00Z

    The Freightliner Custom Chassis plant in Gaffney, South Carolina, houses a diverse assembly mix, and has recently taken on a new project Gaffney is a small town sitting off the beaten track. It was previously described as ‘the peach capital’ of South Carolina, with the local economy dependant on orchards ...

  • 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 ...

  • Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 08.50.11
    Article

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 08.50.11
    Article

    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 ...

  • Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 08.50.11
    Article

    Interview: Daniël Bottema, AWL-Techniek

    2018-11-19T10:04:00Z

    Daniël Bottema, research and development manager at AWL-Techniek BV, talked to Dermot Healy about the role AWL hope to play developing the fully automated factory of the future You have been speaking recently about the fully automated factory in presentations to customers. How far along the automation road ...