All Technology articles – Page 4

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    Powertrain to the people

    2021-02-08T19:04:00Z

    As the automotive industry rapidly electrifies, powertrain suppliers have to adapt, but Illya Verpraet finds out that ZF is on board with the transition, enjoying more freedom in both engineering and manufacturing

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    Volkswagen Components begins battery recycling pilot

    2021-02-01T10:23:00Z

    The Salzgitter plant has started operations to create a closed-loop process for recovering raw materials from lithium-ion batteries

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    Securing semiconductor supply

    2021-02-01T09:20:00Z

    A shortage of semiconductors is hampering global automotive production around the world. Bettina Weiss, chief of staff and global smart mobility lead at electronics association SEMI, tells Marcus Williams why this is happening and why OEMs need to forge more direct links with the chip manufacturers

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    NVH reduction for electric vehicle interiors

    2021-01-31T18:57:00Z

    Brian Pour, president and CEO of Auria Solutions, identifies the increasing importance of electric vehicles as a major factor influencing the development of vehicle interiors and one that will pick up even more pace given recent political change. Mike Farish reports

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    Interior innovations

    2021-01-30T17:45:00Z

    The new generation of electric vehicles offer a great opportunity to accelerate the development of smart interiors. Mike Farish reports on the application of new technologies and materials

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    All-new Rogue closes the recycling loop

    2021-01-26T10:21:00Z

    The 2021 model SUV is company’s first global model built using ‘closed-loop’ recycling system for aluminium parts

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    Semiconductor shortage will hit auto industry well into 2021

    2021-01-19T16:39:00Z

    An ongoing shortage in semiconductor supply is disrupting production of parts and vehicles around the world. The supply bottleneck, which is caused by a combination of factors, including the impact of Covid-19 on production in the first half of 2020 and on manufacturing investment, is affecting a number of major carmakers and their suppliers.

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    AMS Winter 2020 – Supporting production through automation and AI

    2020-12-21T16:20:00Z

    The latest AMS edition is out with a special focus on automation opportunities, including for artificial intelligence and cobots. The issue features in-depth insight on robotics and new processes, with interviews featuring BMW, Fraunhofer, Drishti and many more.

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    Smart customisation

    2020-12-21T12:34:00Z

    AWL has developed a platform of modules for welding, handling and jigs called M-Line. AMS finds out why this represents a completely new approach to creating flexible production cells

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    Taking control of safety

    2020-12-21T12:18:00Z

    Wireless solutions can promote safety, increase efficiency and bring economic benefits when it comes to managing automated guided vehicles and mobile robots

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    Transforming automation

    2020-12-21T11:55:00Z Author Symbio Robotics

    A flexible software-first approach is the answer to improve the real-time control of industrial robots and future-proof manufacturing lines, say experts at Symbio Robotics

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    Power to the people

    2020-12-20T19:01:00Z

    AI deployed in supporting manual assembly operations can be a powerful tool according to Dr Prasad Akella, CEO at Drishti

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    Advancing machine learning

    2020-12-20T17:48:00Z

    Assembly operations still offer a lot of potential for automation. A new project aims to take machine learning to the next level

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    The inside story

    2020-12-14T16:32:00Z

    Henkel’s Dr. Burak Kutlu examines how innovative solutions can solve application challenges and increase yield rates in the automotive display market

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    Integrating robotics and electric powertrains in BMW production

    2020-12-14T15:01:00Z

    BMW is on an EV offensive and is taking the opportunity to revamp its plants with automation and digital twins. Mark Smyth spoke to the global boss of production, Milan Nedeljković, about the challenges and opportunities

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    Recycled materials in vehicle interiors

    2020-12-02T17:59:00Z

    While leather remains a popular material for vehicle upholstery, fabrics made from recycled materials are gaining ground. Andrew Williams looks at the latest developments and challenges

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    Printed car colours keep waste out of the picture

    2020-11-26T19:03:00Z

    ABB’s Michael Larsson explains how the company has developed a new paint application system that meets the demand for personalised paint schemes whilst also solving the problem of waste caused by overspray

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    AMS Environment and Sustainability 2020 – Greener production, battery recycling, decarbonising materials and more

    2020-11-24T11:49:00Z

    For the automotive industry environmental sustainability is not just important for the vehicles they produce, it is also a key factor in the production process. This edition of AMS takes a close look at sustainable production, utilising recycled materials and renewable energy sources

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    Audi introduces closed-loop systems for aluminium, wastewater and plastic

    2020-11-23T16:06:00Z

    Audi has detailed how it is introducing closed-loop systems to its plants as part of its goal to make all its five plants carbon-neutral by 2025. This includes aluminium, wastewater and a pilot project for chemical recycling of plastics.

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    Scania to build battery plant and research centre in Sweden

    2020-11-23T12:36:00Z

    Scania is building a lithium battery assembly facility at its plant in Södertälje, Sweden to support production of a range of electric trucks and buses. The cells will be supplied by Northvolt in Sweden but battery module assembly onsite will overcome the dangers and cost associated with the inbound delivery of finished modules