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Strong bonds

2019-05-28T14:29:00+01:00By James Bakewell

James Bakewell looks at the challenges of joining new grades of advanced and ultra-high strength steels in the latest multi-material vehicle structures


Customising production

2019-04-10T13:30:00+01:00By James Bakewell

James Bakewell reports on BMW’s growing use of additively produced parts in both vehicle personalising and series production applications

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Low heat input welding

2019-02-03T10:00:00+00:00By AMS

The Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding process reduces the heat input in comparison to other MIG/MAG processes, claims Fronius. This uses a digital process control, which automatically detects short circuits and then helps to detach the droplet by retracting the wire; during welding, the wire moves forward and is pulled ...

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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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Sticking together

2018-11-27T15:07:00+00:00By ams_jamesbakewell

The use of a wide variety of materials throws-up significant production challenges and chief among those is joining. How can this plethora of materials be fixed together without affecting their structural integrity or their individual characteristics?

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The full measure

2018-11-19T10:56:00+00:00By Perceptron

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Cool calculations - rapid welding

2018-11-19T10:28:00+00:00By Fronius

Advanced rapid welding technology is helping to surpass challenges in series production at Voestalpine

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Weld the right result

2018-11-19T10:19:00+00:00By Lincoln Electric

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Interview: Daniël Bottema, AWL-Techniek

2018-11-19T10:04:00+00:00By AWL-Techniek

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Nissan makes X-Trail in St. Petersburg

2018-11-06T16:32:05+00:00By AMS

Russia - The new Nissan X-Trail is now being produced at the company's St. Petersburg plant, joining the Qashqai and Murano. This follows on from a small rise in the brand's sales in the country from 9,049 to 10,134 units between August and September 2018.


Extreme flexibility is essential

2018-09-30T19:56:08+01:00By KUKA

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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

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Time for an upgrade

2018-09-12T12:57:32+01:00By Nick Holt

As Toyota shapes up its global manufacturing network to build the new vehicle platform, Nick Holt visits the OEM’s Valenciennes facility to see the progress being made

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Structural adhesive joining solutions

2018-09-11T08:00:20+01:00By AMS

Dow Automotive Systems claims its Betaforce, Betamate and Betaseal structural adhesive solutions will enhance lightweight module construction. The company says its structural adhesives are developed with rapid-cure characteristics that are suited to mass production manufacturing environments. Primerless-to-plastic formulations help remove VOCs from assembly operations, and new multifunctional adhesives are in ...

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Out now: North America 2018

2018-08-24T16:24:26+01:00By Gareth Price

When it comes to America and automotive manufacturing, some things are impossible to ignore. Foremost among them are: The Big Three, the light truck segment and Trump. In our latest global region supplement, we bring you the full set.

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The Scandinavian settlement

2018-08-24T10:43:29+01:00By Michael Nash

A new plant has been born in an extremely turbulent political environment – Volvo’s first in the US. Michael Nash reports

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SPA in the DNA

2018-05-14T11:19:46+01:00By Michael Nash

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Robots on the rise

2018-05-14T11:16:03+01:00By Chris Pickering

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Arc-welding aluminium: challenges and solutions

2018-05-11T15:10:01+01:00By Lincoln Electric


Switched on to new EV processes

2018-05-11T14:50:56+01:00By ABB