In the second part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how OEMs are ramping up electric vehicle production. We get an insider view on manufacturing innovations from Volkswagen Group and Ford, and further insights from manufacturing specialists Renishaw and Atlas Copco.
This Livestream Hour episode discusses how automation and AI can support automotive manufacturing with technology leaders from BMW and Ford, together with systems and software specialists.
This AMS Livestream Hour episode discusses how automotive manufacturers are making their plants and value chains more sustainable through new processes and technology, with special guests including Scania and ArcelorMittal. Watch and download slides.
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.
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
Metal-component supplier Gestamp outlines the challenges ahead and its strategy for meeting higher demand for lightweight parts
Germany - thyssenkrupp will make front axles for trucks and crankshafts on the new forging line
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
Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future
OEMs and suppliers are teaming up to design and construct a state-of-art press shops, duly networked for an industry 4.0 approach
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
The use of additive manufacturing technologies has now moved passed their initial application area of just ‘rapid prototyping’
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.
Digital technologies are providing new training solutions for the automotive industry. Nick Holt reports
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
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 ...
Renault’s Valladolid plant is piloting some of the latest digital manufacturing technologies
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 ...