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AMS Autumn 2020

AMS Autumn 2020 – The latest on 3D printing, digital aluminium welding and more


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. 

Grainger Worrall sand casting

Breaking the mould: Grainger & Worrall go beyond the block

2020-01-08T12:04:00+00:00By Mike Farish

With the onset of the EV age, casting specialists are demonstrating versatility and diversifying away from engine block production. Mike Farish reports on the solutions Grainger & Worrall has developed to produce its new generation of cast parts


A flexible solution

2019-07-16T15:27:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Metal-component supplier Gestamp outlines the challenges ahead and its strategy for meeting higher demand for lightweight parts

thyssenkrupp crankshaft & connecting rod forging

thyssenkrupp invests in advanced forging line

2019-07-12T10:51:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - thyssenkrupp will make front axles for trucks and crankshafts on the new forging line

Ovako Sweden 2

Real clean steel

2019-05-21T16:15:00+01:00By Nick Holt

With vehicle-makers and tier suppliers wanting greater performance from less material weight, Ovako’s engineering steels seem a good fit. Nick Holt visits its production facility at Hofors in Sweden to find out more

Ford hotforming Saarlouis

Casting a duo

2019-01-08T16:37:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future


Smartly pressed

2019-01-03T13:54:00+00:00By Mike Farish

OEMs and suppliers are teaming up to design and construct a state-of-art press shops, duly networked for an industry 4.0 approach

Chiron brake caliper

Making metal add up

2018-09-13T12:30:55+01:00By Mike Farish

Additively manufactured metal parts present a challenge for high-volume production but at the other end of the scale, engineers are successfully developing the process for specialist, low volume parts. Mike Farish reports

AM VW Portugal

From prototype to production

2018-08-17T10:03:48+01:00By Mike Farish

The use of additive manufacturing technologies has now moved passed their initial application area of just ‘rapid prototyping’

Magna and Cosma International Telford

Magna opens aluminium casting facility

2018-05-11T10:04:44+01:00By AMS

UK - The supplier has opened a new aluminium casting facility in Telford, England, in order to provide structural castings to Jaguar Land Rover. The facility covers 225,000 sq.m and will employ around 300 people.

Professional performance training with Tobii Pro G

Tracking and training

2018-03-06T17:17:47+00:00By Nick Holt

Digital technologies are providing new training solutions for the automotive industry. Nick Holt reports

5-Laser cutting provides the highest level of precision for the shape and features of bumper beams. (Constellium White, GA)

Aluminium allegiance

2018-03-05T12:44:00+00:00By James Bakewell

Industry analysts are predicting a growth phase for aluminium content in the vehicle material mix. AMS reports on the new grades and applications that underpin this claim

Simufact weld simulation software

Welding simulations for sheet metal structures

2018-02-08T18:00:44+00:00By AMS

Welding 7 is the latest version of Simufact’s software for the simulation of welding processes, which the company claims offers shorter processing times, more accurate results, and a more intuitive operational use. Functions include solid-shell elements, simplified calculation methods for resistance spot welding processes and the more flexible consideration of ...

Simufact LightHinge+Monitor_rot

Success hinges on AM

2018-01-09T13:51:00+00:00By Simufact

Renault Valladolid AMS janfeb2017

Spain’s rising star

2017-12-08T16:46:00+00:00By Nick Gibbs

Renault’s Valladolid plant is piloting some of the latest digital manufacturing technologies


New aspects

2017-11-23T12:07:41+00:00By GOM

Henkel duaLCys

Cleaning and machining

2017-11-15T17:16:29+00:00By AMS

The Bonderite duaLCys process has been used in a precision tool, machining project at German customer Mapal, claims Henkel. The company says the process can be tailored to the customer’s needs across their value chain from casting and machining to assembly. One of the stated benefits is the recycling of ...

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The stage to engage

2017-11-15T16:31:08+00:00By Ian Henry

The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological change

Indiana Harbor, ArcelorMittal

Steel town

2017-11-13T15:11:14+00:00By Nick Holt

ArcelorMittal’s Indiana Harbor steel mill has needed to change with the times. AMS paid a visitArcelorMittal employs over 4,200 people at its Indiana Harbor facility, which has been the site of steel making for over 100 years. According to Wendell Carter, long-serving steel man, vice-president and general manager: “Indiana Harbor ...

Hond Anna

Honda Anna reaches 25m engines

2017-10-12T11:08:44+01:00By aladmin

US – The milestone unit, built on Line 4, was a 1.5-litre turbo for a 2018 Accord made at Marysville Auto Plant, also in Ohio. Honda’s largest engine factory worldwide has reached this cumulative total after 32 years of operation.

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