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Watch: The latest technology from Coherent solves your most challenging welding tasks in e-mobility battery manufacturing

2020-07-06T12:56:00+01:00By Coherent, sponsor partner

A major leap in fiber laser welding technology that can significantly improve your productions processes.

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Sames Kremlin: Team bonding brings Eisenmann Intec on board

2020-03-23T17:32:00+00:00By Sames Kremlin, sponsor partner

Sames Kremlin and Eisenmann Intec have joined forces to meet the future production challenges of the adhesive market

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ABB: Safe and sound with servo

2020-02-11T09:50:00+00:00By ABB, sponsor partner

A collaboration between ABB and truck cab manufacturer Crenlo has resulted in a faster, robotic, servo spot-welding system, one that ably meets the plant’s comprehensive safety requirements

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A flexible approach

2020-01-09T11:12:00+00:00By ABB, sponsor partner

ABB’s latest welding and joining technologies in the bodyshop promise to boost productivity while making the entire process simpler

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Team players

2020-01-07T10:50:00+00:00By AWL-Techniek, sponsor partner

The market is in a state of flux but an e-mobility task force is in place to handle new demands, explains AWL-Techniek’s Niels van ’t Hul

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Al around the weld

2019-12-06T12:05:00+00:00By James Bakewell

Joining aluminium parts gives the bodyshop a number of challenges not encountered when welding steel. But a variety of weld techniques are helping OEMs to adapt and extend use of the lighter metal

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Creating strong bonds

2019-10-09T09:33:00+01:00By James Bakewell

While mixed-material vehicle body structures yield impressive weight reduction results, the joining processes present a challenge for OEMs. How do they fix the myriad materials but still maintain the requisite properties and structural integrity?

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Worth its metal

2019-10-01T14:16:00+01:00By Lincoln Electric, sponsor partner

Aluminium welding requires special care but an understanding of the process helps suppliers to make good choices, writes Lincoln Electric’s Raheel Khan

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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

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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 James Bakewell

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.

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Extreme flexibility is essential

2018-09-30T19:56:00+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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