Robotics

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Robotics

Nissan headliner robot

Nissan lines up its next-gen factory technology

2020-01-10T16:15:00+00:00By Gareth Price

In preparation for its next generation of electrified, intelligent and connected vehicles, Nissan is introducing a programme of major advancements in its production operations

ABB ATS 2

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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History in the making

2019-12-12T11:29:00+00:00By ABB, sponsor partner

ABB is celebrating its sophisticated paint robot 50 years on from developing its first hydraulic prototype in Norway

Future opportunities

Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

2019-09-25T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities including manufacturing, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

ABB Vinfast 5

The future on two wheels

2019-09-15T18:41:00+01:00By ABB, sponsor partner

Advanced robotics and digitisation technologies can ensure motorcycle companies meet the needs of the industry

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Audi tests new sealing process in paint shop

2019-09-13T10:11:00+01:00By AMS

Hungary - The new sealing process could soon be rolled out across all Audi paint shops

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Automation advances

2019-08-14T13:41:00+01:00By Mike Farish

AMS investigates how robotics can be adapted to a wider range of applications and the potential offered by 5G communications

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Flexible and mobile

2019-08-06T15:10:00+01:00By Stäubli, sponsor partner

When a Skoda supplier needed to find a more flexible automated aluminium machining process, it turned to Stäubli

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Cue customisation

2019-06-20T15:04:00+01:00By ABB, sponsor partners

Flexible solutions by ABB technology are helping to meet the changing needs of the automotive industry

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Keeping in focus

2019-05-20T14:29:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Ford has invested in its Saarlouis plant to produce the latest generation of its popular Focus model. Nick Holt visited the plant to get a look at the upgrades to the production process

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ABB to provide robots for SAIC VW

2019-05-14T16:50:00+01:00By AMS

China - ABB has signed an agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for a new factory being built in Shanghai. The plant will become the first new energy vehicle (NEV) factory of the VW Group based on the modular electric drive (MEB) platform.

Volkswagen Wandelbots

The imitation game

2019-03-04T16:46:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Working with a local robotics start-up in Germany, Volkswagen is exploring a new programming technique that allows assembly workers to teach a cobot all the right moves

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Augmented assistance

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

Vision Components 3D laser scanners

Embedded 3D image processing

2019-01-18T15:30:38+00:00By AMS

Vision Components claims its VCnano3D-Z-series, 3D laser scanners are compact and can be easily integrated into OEM applications. The scanners are said to feature a dual-core ARM processor and an FPGA, which calculates a point cloud in order to determine line coordinates in laser triangulation. The company says the laser ...

ABB 3D white-light scanning sensor technology

Competitive advantage

2018-11-06T10:19:00+00:00By ABB

Hyundai Kia wearable technology

Hyundai/Kia test wearables

2018-10-25T16:57:25+01:00By AMS

South Korea - The companies have recently demonstrated the use of the Hyundai chairless exoskeleton (H-CEX), and now plans on testing the Hyundai vest exoskeleton (H-VEX) technology. These could then be used at plants across North America before the end of 2018.

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Extreme flexibility is essential

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

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Advanced 3D metrology for car body

2018-09-30T19:42:13+01:00By GOM

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The $83,330 article

2018-08-28T11:30:00+01:00By ABB

To combat the dread and burden of unplanned stoppages, ABB explores the potential of machine learning, advanced analytics and connected services

On the plus side

2018-08-28T11:29:05+01:00By Geico Taikisha

Dermot Healy speaks to Daryush Arabnia, COO of Geico, about the new Ctrl + PAINT vehicle body quality scanning system, the latest element in the Smart Paintshop Concept