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Kurt DX6 Vise

Machining vise

2019-04-29T11:07:00+01:00By AMS

Kurt Manufacturing says its DX6 CrossOver vise features strategically located holes for through-the-body mounting to achieve closer positioning of multiple vises. The company says this vise also uses sine keys, which can be inserted into pre-drilled dowel holes in the unit’s base for positioning onto t-slots, machine tables, grid plates, ...

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Parts sorting and storage system

2019-03-22T14:30:00+00:00By AMS

Said to have been developed to meet the needs of the automotive industry, Daifuku’s SPDR temporary storage and sortation systems for spare parts features an automated robotic arm, which automatically lowers and raises to grasp a range of tote sizes, and it’s claimed is suitable for kitting operations. Daifuku says ...

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FFC/FPC connectors

2019-03-22T08:30:00+00:00By AMS

Two FFC/FPC connectors designed for the growing information market needs of automakers are now available from Molex. The Easy-On FFC/FPC connectors are offered in 0.5mm pitch and 1.0mm pitch forms and both feature a double-bottom contact terminal design that removes dust and contaminants from the connection, claims the company.

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New piston developments

2019-03-21T14:30:00+00:00By AMS

MAHLE says it is developing a new generation of piston coatings that are intended to guide and reduce the heat entering the pistons. The company claims this initially reduces the demand for piston cooling, and the increased exhaust gas temperature allows a higher quantity of energy to be extracted by ...

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Videoscope for machine inspection

2019-03-21T08:30:00+00:00By AMS

Nextsense

Assembly line automation

2019-03-13T17:40:00+00:00By AMS

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 ...

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Augmented assistance

2019-03-04T11:36:00+00:00By Michael Nash

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Corolla confidence

2019-02-12T12:35:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Upgrade and investments at Burnaston see Toyota start production of the new Corolla in the UK, despite all the turmoil of Brexit

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PSA juggles engines and motors

2019-01-23T12:01:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Engine manufacturing facilities around the world are changing. Pressure from governments and changes to legislation are pushing carmakers to develop new internal combustion engines (ICEs), the production of which often requires new assembly lines and equipment.

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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

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Box clever

2019-01-08T14:41:00+00:00By Sponsored by Edrizzi

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Show and tell

2019-01-08T12:22:00+00:00By Sponsored by Profil

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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

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Passing the test

2018-12-03T10:23:00+00:00By Mike Farish

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

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Laser-marking Data Matrix codes

2018-12-03T09:48:58+00:00By Sponsored by Sprimag

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Developing the sustainable paintshop

2018-12-03T09:37:00+00:00By Sponsored by Geico Taikisha

Dermot Healy spoke to Dr Luigi Lazzari, executive director (Europe-Africa) at Geico Taikisha, about the company achieving its goal of a sustainable paintshop ahead of schedule

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IIoT comes to paintshops

2018-11-29T15:00:00+00:00By Sponsored by Dürr

New software from Dürr can help paintshops utilise the latest Industrial Internet of Things technology to collect, evaluate and visualise robot and process data

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The clean machines

2018-11-29T12:11:00+00:00By Mike Farish, Paintshop cleanliness is a vital aspect of the coating application process. Mike Farish finds out what it takes to keep the paint finish blemish-free

Paintshop cleanliness is a vital aspect of the coating application process. Mike Farish finds out what it takes to keep the paint finish blemish-free

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Driving the future of e-mobility

2018-11-23T16:36:00+00:00By Sponsored by Henkel

Daimler Bremen

A positive response

2018-11-19T15:59:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Daimler is embarking on a major corporate restructuring in the hope of improving its ability to face upcoming challenges in the automotive sector