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Powertrain – Reducing waste in machining fluids

2024-02-09T12:48:00+00:00By Nick Holt

JLR offers a very interesting sustainability case study on powertrain production processes at its Electric Propulsion Manufacturing Centre.

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How digitalisation is ramping up battery cell production for EVs

2023-10-24T12:30:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Digitalisation is helping to scale up battery cell production in North America through improving standardisation and traceability and ensuring quality of materials.

Mercedes-Benz and Dürr aim to make the paint shop process CO2-free

Mercedes and Dürr enter decade-long partnership for sustainable paint shops

2023-08-10T11:47:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Mercedes-Benz wants to cover the energy needs of its global production network entirely with renewable energy by 2039.

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Special series: Digitalising manufacturing engineering at Audi

2023-03-07T12:28:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Jörg Spindler is leading Audi’s push to virtualise production planning, ramp up battery production and use data to reduce emissions and improve productivity in areas like toolmaking and body shop

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Tools for progress: real-time tracking and monitoring in Audi’s toolmaking

2023-03-07T12:28:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

The carmaker’s Toolmaking 4.0 system is bringing greater visibility of suppliers and potential disruption of machines and operations at tool shops, with high productivity gains.

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Winning the war for energy and talent: how ZF is upgrading plants and skills for growth in EVs and electronics

2022-11-24T19:52:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Arno Güllering talks to AMS about how ZF is accelerating its use of renewable energy, building more critical components in house, decentralising its data analysis and training staff to produce more electronics. 

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Audi expands Győr, Hungary tool shop to expand luxury model output

2022-10-13T11:12:00+01:00By AMS

The expansion of the tool shop paves the way to produce more Lamborghini and Bentley models as well as some exclusive Audi cars.


Watch: New magic in the dark art of lightweighting

2022-05-23T10:10:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Ignacio, Jérôme and Prof. Volk explain the magic behind the art of lighweighting all whilst factoring in cost, performance, safety concerns and the impact on manufacturing process.

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Watch: How ZF is empowering people in the transition to producing electrified powertrains

2022-05-19T11:17:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

ZF’s Arno Güllering reveals how the tier-1 is upskilling and motivating its workforce in the transition from producing ICE to electrified powertrains.

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An exclusive focus on flexibility as OEMs look to modular-based manufacturing

2022-05-04T12:21:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Modular production in automotive manufacturing is rapidly becoming more innovative and flexible with the ability to multitask. As a result, OEMs are increasingly rethinking their methods and working closely with technology providers to make flexible manufacturing hegemonic.


Scania reimagines battery assembly factory floor with automation and digitalisation

2022-03-29T13:25:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Tony Persson head of battery production at Scania, says the truckmaker is exploring automation and digitisation opportunities for its new battery assembly plant.


Taking control with flexible solutions

2021-02-09T10:07:00+00:00By Renishaw

As electrification brings its fair share of challenges, Renishaw is ready to transform future production with fast, flexible, and programmable powertrain manufacturing solutions


Metalworking fluid management 4.0 is here


Greater control of processes and materials means greater efficiency. Castrol offers some insights into new ways to manage, monitor and optimise metalworking fluids

GROB says it has rolled out  modules for each of its products that enable greater data capture and integration

I4.0 machining technology developments

2020-09-14T13:59:00+01:00By AMS

Increasing levels of automation, I4.0 practices and advanced materials across markets, drives machining technology development

DMG Mori 5-axis machining centre with integrated laser deposition welding capability

Additive manufacturing and 5-axis machining

2020-01-24T16:52:00+00:00By AMS

The Lasertec 125 3D hybrid is new, 5-axis machining centre with integrated laser deposition welding capability for production of complex components in one hit

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Collet for pull-out prevention

2020-01-24T16:45:00+00:00By AMS

A new collet, designed to suit Weldon shanks, features a mechanical locking interface to prevent tool pull-out or movement when producing expensive components 


Bloodhound’s additive challenge

2019-11-12T14:53:00+00:00By Chris Pickering

Advances in additive manufacturing are being put to the most stringent of tests as the Bloodhound Land Speed Record project makes its first high-speed runs. Chris Pickering speaks to the engineers behind the project and the contribution made by 3D-printed components, one of the key production technologies helping to make the attempt possible


Clean, recycle, reimagine

2019-09-03T15:24:00+01:00By Castrol, sponsor partner

For precision cleaning of metalworked parts, Castrol’s Techniclean XBC has been designed with ‘circular economy’ characteristics built-in, making it durable and reusable to help reduce water consumption and process costs

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Raising the bar

2019-09-02T14:32:00+01:00By Tornos, sponsor partner

The future looks bright as Tornos helps automotive players to meet their challenges with flexible and efficient technology


Compact machining centres

2019-03-20T14:30:00+00:00By AMS

The QT-PRIMOS 50 SG is a compact, CNC turning centre, designed for mass production environments, says Mazak. It features a rigid integral spindle motor and intelligent thermal shield that it’s claimed provides accuracy and high-speed cutting, with the main spindle capable of 5,000rpm.

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