Quality

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Quality

Laser Radar inline automotive inspection

Estimating the true cost of metrology in automotive BIW laser radar as part of quality 4.0

2019-05-24T15:38:00+01:00

Quality 4.0 is a new vision for quality following the lead of the Industry 4.0 concept. Automotive production relies on quality to upkeep an automaker’s brand image within its customer base.

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Pressing matters

2019-04-10T13:31:00+01:00

Our vehicles have all faced hazards at one time or another, from potholes in the road to rocks or broken glass. But what about protection when the hazards are ballistic threats to the safety of civil servants or service men and women?

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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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PSA's Poissy plant to add model

2019-03-04T16:30:00+00:00By AMS

France - Groupe PSA has revealed that it will start making the new Opel/Vauxhall B-SUV at its Poissy plant, which is located about an hour north west of the French capital Paris. As a result, the facility will become the first to assemble a vehicle based on the company’s common ...

On a twinning streak

On a twinning streak

2019-03-04T12:29:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Creating a digital twin of manufacturing operations can deliver development and efficiency benefits. Mike Farish reports 

Siemens digital machining

At the leading edge

2019-03-04T12:18:00+00:00By Steed Webzell

Steed Webzell looks at edge computing and the hardware requirements for those looking to digitally monitor, measure or control their machining operations

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Augmented assistance

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

Groupe PSA Tremery engine production

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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Magna to make new Toyota Supra

2019-01-15T17:03:29+00:00By AMS

Austria - Magna has announced that it will build the new Toyota Supra at its facility in Graz, Austria. The car was first revealed at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and is expected to enter production in early 2019.

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Dashboard meeting

2019-01-11T10:43:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Switching from gantry line to a fleet of AGVs, an IAC facility near Liverpool has brought swift and smart adaptability to its instrument panel assembly process

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Paintshop 4.0

2019-01-10T14:54:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Nick Holt visits Eisenmann’s technology centre in Holzgerlingen, near Stuttgart, for a preview of the latest skidless paintshop technology prior to its installation at the Daimler plant at Kecskemét

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Show and tell

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

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A clean winner

2019-01-08T11:54:00+00:00By Coherent Rofin

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Access to accuracy

2019-01-08T11:14:00+00:00By Perceptron

ABB stamp app

Pressing matters

2019-01-08T10:56:00+00:00By ABB

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The need for speed

2019-01-04T11:47:00+00:00By GOM

Faster measurement times and precise data quality are the result of GOM’s new generation of 3D scanners

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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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Optical 3D metrology in the automotive body shop

2018-12-18T13:01:00+00:00By Natasha Warne

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Cobo is new production VP at Opel

2018-12-17T16:01:02+00:00By AMS

Audi production in Algeria

Three Audi models enter production

2018-12-12T12:07:57+00:00By AMS

Algeria - Assembly of the Audi A3 Sportback, A3 Sedan and Q2 has started in Relizane. The plant is operated by Sovac Production S.P.A - a joint venture between the German OEM and the Algerian car dealer Sovac.