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AMS Autumn 2022 – Turning virtual into a reality

2022-09-22T16:46:00+01:00By AMS

The latest AMS digital edition details how digital tools are playing an increasingly important role in planning and improving production processes, featuring in-depth features on BMW, Audi, Skoda, Ford and more.

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AMS Summer 2022 – BMW prepares for Neue Klasse EV platform

2022-07-08T15:06:00+01:00By AMS

The latest AMS digital edition details how battery, EV and digital production processes are reshaping automotive manufacturing, featuring in-depth features on BMW, Tata, ZF, Britishvolt, Ford, Bentley and more.

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Cadillac Celestiq to be built by hand at GM’s Global Technical Center

2022-06-20T16:05:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The automaker will invest $81m to produce the car at its R&D hub in Warren, Michigan.

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Bentley increases use of additive manufacturing

2022-06-17T16:42:00+01:00By Mike Farish

3D printing makes its mark in the luxury segment as early adopter, Bentley, increases its use of this process beyond prototyping

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Ford fully automates 3D printing

2022-06-13T18:06:00+01:00By Mike Farish

A new approach by Ford sees the combination of robotic and additive manufacturing technologies to facilitate the implementation of additive techniques in a completely autonomous and automated manner

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3D printing: a step closer to mainstream production

2022-06-07T10:29:00+01:00By Mike Farish

New technologies and materials create more opportunities for additive manufacturing in automotive applications

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Every production challenge has a cloud solution at ZF

2021-12-17T13:25:00+00:00By AMS

Chief digital officer René Deist tells the AMS Evolution Summit how the global tier one supplier is using the cloud to transform manufacturing and better leverage data analytics and artificial intelligence

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Factory futures: networked, data-driven, flexibly automated

2021-12-17T13:25:00+00:00By AMS

Manufacturing experts share their vision for current and future automotive production technology, including leaders from Ford, Cognex, Symbio Robotics and Jay Global Techno Alliance

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Lightweighting the EV is a challenge to celebrate

2021-07-12T09:43:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

There is a new impetus to save weight as vehicles become powered by electric powertrains. Reducing the weight of a vehicle by optimising the mix of materials and the application in design is now a key focus.

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Watch: Vehicle lightweighting rises to the top of the agenda for designers and engineers

2021-07-12T05:00:00+01:00By AMS

This livestream investigates how designers and engineers at Ford, Gestamp and key suppliers are using innovative materials and creating lightweight architectures, including for models like the Ford F-150 Lightning and Maverick compact truck.

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Volkswagen to develop 3D printing process for vehicle production

2021-06-21T10:19:00+01:00By AMS

VW has entered into a software partnership with Siemens and expanded its existing collaboration with printer manufacturer HP to develop 3D printing processes to support future production operations

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Tooling printed to order

2020-11-09T15:10:00+00:00By Nick Holt

How have OEMs been integrating 3D printing into their development and production operations? We look at recent developments at Seat and Audi

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AMS Autumn 2020 – At the cutting edge, the latest on 3D printing and aluminium welding

2020-10-19T12:19:00+01:00

The latest issue Automotive Manufacturing Solutions features insight on 3D printing of parts and tooling with Porsche, Audi and Seat, digital solutions for aluminium welding and much more. With technology solutions from ABB, Rockwell Automation, Henkel and Castrol. 

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Porsche and partners explore power and efficiency benefits of 3D-printed pistons

2020-07-17T15:11:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Mahle and Trumpf join Porsche on a project to develop additive manufacturing processes for high-load drive components

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Porsche gets comfortable with 3D-printed seat technology

2020-07-06T13:52:00+01:00By Gareth Price

An innovative alternative to conventional sports seat upholstery is in development with a 3D-printed bodyform full-bucket seat

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BMW shapes up its 3D printing prowess

2020-07-01T14:57:00+01:00By Gareth Price

A new technology campus for additive manufacturing comes on stream in Munich

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Watch: ‘Covid is accelerating digital supply chain and production’ | Your questions answered with EY’s Bart Huthwaite

2020-06-29T23:46:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Following our popular Livestream Hour edition focused on digitalisation in supply chain and logistics, Bart Huthwaite, principal for automotive and transportation at EY, rejoins Christopher Ludwig to address audience questions on topics including digital twins, industrial IOT, trade wars and changing production models.

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Five ways that 3D printing is transforming automotive manufacturing

2020-06-24T11:23:00+01:00By Mark Dickin, 3D printing specialist

Latest industry reports on additive manufacturing suggest that the promised land of serial production is closer than we might think

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3D Print Case Study: Toyota Corolla

2020-06-24T11:18:00+01:00

Toyota use additive manufacturing services to validate a number of exterior components for design, fit and function 

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3D Print Case Study: Volkswagen

2020-06-24T11:14:00+01:00

Volkswagen is investigating the potential of additive manufacturing to take its applications beyond prototyping

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