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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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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 8 – Driving innovation in production and logistics

2020-06-10T18:35:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Join this special digital transformation livestream session on how IT and technology solutions are supporting supply chain during the crisis, including a major digitalisation project for Ford’s logistics and supply chain management across key regions. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig.

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Additive manufacturing and 5-axis machining

2020-01-24T16:52:00+00:00By AMS

The Lasertec 125 3D hybrid is new, 5-axis machining centre with integrated laser deposition welding capability for production of complex components in one hit

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Material changes guide the new additive manufacturing routes

2019-12-12T15:53:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Additive manufacturing is offering not only a wider range of application techniques but also materials with polymers now joined by metals and even ceramics

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Additive from the desktop

2019-12-12T14:25:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Dunlop has taken its first step into the use of additive technology with the purchase of a desktop machine

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BMW takes additive manufacturing from prototype to serial lines

2019-12-11T18:04:00+00:00By Mike Farish

OEMs and tier suppliers are now integrating additive manufacturing processes into their production operations – a prime example is BMW   

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Suppliers partner to enable high-volume 3D printing

2019-07-17T13:47:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - Covestro and Carbon are hoping to make 3D printing applicable for mass volume applications

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GKN opens 3D printing customer centre

2019-05-28T14:55:00+01:00By AMS

US - GKN Powder Metallurgy has opened its new headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The 38,260sq.ft facility also includes an additive manufacturing customer centre.

3D printing with metal materials: First spare part of the partner pilot project "NextGenAM", from Daimler, Premium AEROTEC and EOS, the retainer of the truck diesel engine.

Daimler develops 3D printing line

2019-05-14T16:50:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - Since May 2017, Daimler has been working with Premium Areotec and EOS to develop a production line that would be able to produce aluminium components by using 3D printing. The companies found that manufacturing costs can be reduced by approximately 50% when compared to existing 3D printing systems.

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