Italy - The highly automated line will be used to make the Fiat 500 BEV
Automation and economies of scale could see a reduction in battery production costs. Michael Nash takes a look
Ford has invested in its Saarlouis plant to produce the latest generation of its popular Focus model. Nick Holt visited the plant to get a look at the upgrades to the production process
Our vehicles have all faced hazards at one time or another, from potholes in the road to rocks or broken glass. But what about protection when the hazards are ballistic threats to the safety of civil servants or service men and women?
Nextsense says its Calipri systems can be used to monitor the process of car assembly from body-in-white to end-of-line final assembly. The company claims its fully automatic C12 cobot systems allows human workers and robots to work side by side in a continuous production line – without separation, mechanical barriers ...
Working with a local robotics start-up in Germany, Volkswagen is exploring a new programming technique that allows assembly workers to teach a cobot all the right moves
Emobility may be flourishing but the internal combustion engine still has a long way to run. Gareth Price speaks to leading powertrain component suppliers endeavouring to make a smooth transition
Perceptron says its AutoGuideMT product for machine tending robotic guidance applications was created with plant floor requirements and operators in mind. It’s claimed the system’s built-in tools will auto calibrate to the part CAD without the need for laser trackers or special targets, and requires only one sensor acquisition to ...
Energy management has been an important aspect of vehicle production for decades, but innovative new solutions that can be linked are proving extremely effective
Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future
The Audi R8 series of sports cars is described as being closer to motor racing than any other on-the-road vehicles. Mike Farish takes a closer look at the manufacturing operation
OEMs and suppliers are teaming up to design and construct a state-of-art press shops, duly networked for an industry 4.0 approach
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