All Technology articles – Page 2

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    Day 1 wrap up: now that was electrifying!


    After the first half of the AMS Evolution Summit, it is clear that digitalisation, electrification and sustainability are converging in automotive production

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    AI data analytics for the paintshop


    The presence of any airborne dust in a paintshop always presents a challenge to creating a high-quality paint finish. Effective filtration is the most basic way to prevent contamination but for BMW that is not enough.  Mike Farish reports on how the OEM is using artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics to develop better preventative measures

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    Making it modular: Reconfiguring the paintshop


    At its 2021 virtual open house Dürr showcased technologies for a modular process paintshop configuration. The focus was on solutions that will replace the previous line concept with a configuration based around flexible, connected process modules that can be scaled to meet new requirements

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    Automated sealing & sound deadening: Achieving an efficient application


    OEMs are moving towards fully automated paintshop, and this will include robotic application of sealant and protecting solution to the car body. The application of sealant and sound deadener presents a challenge to balance lightweight and protection of the body. SAMES KREMLIN presents a solution for efficient dispensing with a high-performance applicator and dosing unit

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    Toyota to build battery plant in North Carolina


    Toyota is building a battery manufacturing plant in North Carolina to supply hybrid and pure EV production in the US. The site offers multimodal logistics advantages for US-wide distribution

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    How the industrial cloud creates solutions opportunities for ZF production


    ZF Group’s CDO, René Deist, told the Automotive Manufacturing Evolution Summit how its industrial cloud integration strategy would enhance the use of AI and capacity planning across the tier one supplier’s 200 plants.

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    Multi Part Integration: Optimising vehicle structures


    Reducing materials use and vehicle weight are key considerations for OEMs. ArcelorMittal discusses its new Multi Part Integration concept and how this can simplify the vehicle production process

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    Nokia provides 5G private wireless network for Volkswagen pilot project in Germany as part of flexibility drive


    Nokia has provided a private 5G wireless network to support industrial connectivity at the production development centre and pilot hall at Volkswagen’s headquarters plant in Wolfsburg.

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    GKN Automotive launches Advanced Research Centre to accelerate the UK’s electrified future


    Partnering with the University of Nottingham and Newcastle University, the new research centre will help to develop next generation eDrive technologies for future electric vehicles

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    Porsche and Ericsson announce partnership for 5G network in Leipzig


    Porsche has signed a deal with Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson for a pilot project using 5G wireless technology to improve production capabilities at the OEM’s plant in Leipzig, Germany.

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    Nissan to replicate Sunderland factory model globally amid drive to boost domestic supply chains


    Nissan has announced a massive £13bn fund for developing electric vehicles and plans to expand the model of its Sunderland plant globally. 

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    Quality inspection gets the robotic touch


    A well-honed production line can produce thousands of parts per hour, each of which should meet the same standards of quality and consistency. One way to check this is to use robotic quality inspection. Toni Roda of ABB Robotics explains how the latest advances in inline robotic 3D quality inspection technology can be used to ensure checking of 100% of parts in Tier 1 and automotive production lines

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    The application of automation

    2021-11-30T11:29:00Z Author Mitsubishi Electric

    Where is Automotive manufacturing heading, from a factory automation supplier’s perspective? AMS talks to Lucas Majewski Director, Global Key Accounts at Mitsubishi Electric for a frank assessment about what to expect wherever you are on the automation adoption curve

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    AMS Quality Control 2021 – Balancing quantity and quality


    In this edition we get insights into how OEMs and tier suppliers are adapting their respective quality control processes to meet the challenges presented by electric powertrains and vehicles. 

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    Morgan appoints new CTO to support move to electric vehicles


    Matthew Hole will join Morgan as Chief Technical Officer and the newly created role of Head of Electrification, with immediate effect. Morgan says this appointment is strategically crucial in its transition towards electrification and future electric vehicles

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    Watch: Paint it green – more sustainable, flexible paintshops


    When it comes to the future of paintshop, green is the only colour going. This exclusive AMS Livestream features paintshop leaders from Porsche and Sames Kremlin sharing innovations in technology and collaborative approaches to maintain speed and quality whilst reducing energy and waste in automotive painting processes.

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    Exclusive Podcast: Automation and reality – bridging the disconnect

    2021-11-17T18:44:00Z Author Mitsubishi Electric

    The constant advance of digital, communication and robotic technologies means that engineers are now looking at the ‘automation of automation’. It sounds exciting, but what does it mean in the real world of manufacturing and production?

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    Re-imagining quality control


    A new generation of vehicles and powertrains requires a different approach to quality control. This demands faster, inline systems that simplify processes without compromising accuracy. Jason Dunn reports on developments at Skoda 

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    Material science developments for low carbon mobility

    2021-11-15T15:38:00Z Author Dow

    Sustainability is a high priority throughout the automotive supply chain and suppliers are working more closely than ever with their clients to deliver sustainable solution at every stage of the vehicle build. Delving deep into this we look at how developments in material science are enabling low carbon mobility in electric and internal combustion vehicles.

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    Digital harmonisation


    With electric powertrains presenting different performance requirements in terms of NVH, digital tools have become invaluable in product development. Mike Farish reports on how Valeo has made good use of digital design analysis software packages