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    Roll forming: supporting the production of new vehicle structures

    2021-09-03T17:15:00Z

    Electric vehicle architectures offer both challenges and opportunities when creating strong, lightweight body structures. Dreistern’s Automotive sales manager, Christoph Grüllich looks at the current build of EVs and discusses some of the solutions offered by roll forming

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    Future-proofing automotive suppliers: Dealing with technological change and uncertain demand

    2021-07-09T12:14:00Z

    The need for greater flexibility in automotive manufacturing is already influencing investment decisions within OEMs but also has major implications for the supply chain. Automotive Manufacturing Solutions (AMS) spoke to Tanja Vainio, Managing Director, Business Line Automotive Tier 1, Robotics and Discrete Automation Business at ABB about the challenges ahead and the available solutions.

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    Digitalising production scheduling: Connecting with reality

    2021-06-28T17:11:00Z

    With automotive manufacturers faced with rapidly changing markets, Siemens discusses how they can transform variability on the shopfloor into predictable and executable production schedules

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    Advanced polymers: Reinforcing metal-to-metal adhesive bond strength

    2021-06-28T08:46:00Z Sponsored by Solvay

    As the automotive industry continues to focus on lightweighting for better fuel and energy efficiency of vehicles, there is an increased trend towards light metal alloys and eliminating mechanical fasteners by adhesive bonding. This has created a need for improving the reliability of metal-to-metal bonds, for which proper surface treatments are key. Solvay discusses some solutions

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    Adaptable assembly for electric vehicles

    2021-06-11T11:52:00Z

    Preparing existing factories for manufacturing electric cars can require comprehensive upgrading of the production operations. Dürr offers some examples from its work with Volkswagen, preparing the Zwickau plant for electric car production

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    Smarter, greener paintshops

    2021-06-02T08:30:00Z

    Efficiency, flexibility and sustainability are now more important than ever in automotive manufacturing operations. Geico Taikisha explains how new developments in the digital management of paintshop systems and processes can deliver on these requirements

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    Automation advancing flexibility

    2021-05-17T18:17:00Z

    In a fast-changing industry, OEM production operations must be highly flexible to remain competitive. ABB discusses how the latest automation systems can support this requirement and the need for a mind-set change in the approach to facility planning

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    Automotive paintshop colour changes: reducing waste and cost

    2021-05-10T14:22:00Z

    The need to multiply the number of colour changes on their paint lines sees car manufacturers waste thousands of litres of paint every year. Sames Kremlin says new innovations can reduce waste and cost

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    Pathway to carbon neutral steel

    2021-05-05T13:57:00Z

    Reducing carbon emissions throughout the automotive supply chain and production process is a priority for vehicle makers. Last year ArcelorMittal set out its strategy for decarbonising steel production. The steel producer has now launched a number of new initiatives to support this

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    White Paper: Castrol – Lifetime Lubrication

    2021-03-09T00:28:00Z

    From electric bikes to the Mars rover: Mobility up to an advanced component age

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    Smart customisation

    2020-12-21T12:34:00Z

    AWL has developed a platform of modules for welding, handling and jigs called M-Line. AMS finds out why this represents a completely new approach to creating flexible production cells

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    Taking control of safety

    2020-12-21T12:18:00Z

    Wireless solutions can promote safety, increase efficiency and bring economic benefits when it comes to managing automated guided vehicles and mobile robots

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    Transforming automation

    2020-12-21T11:55:00Z Author Symbio Robotics

    A flexible software-first approach is the answer to improve the real-time control of industrial robots and future-proof manufacturing lines, say experts at Symbio Robotics

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    Printed car colours keep waste out of the picture

    2020-11-26T19:03:00Z

    ABB’s Michael Larsson explains how the company has developed a new paint application system that meets the demand for personalised paint schemes whilst also solving the problem of waste caused by overspray

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    Sustainable approach to electrode coatings

    2020-11-26T17:33:00Z

    Two-sided coating processes offer economic and ecological advancements in battery electrode manufacturing

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    Fossil-free steel, already in 2026

    2020-11-26T15:59:00Z

    Sometime after 2025, the first car featuring steel components will be produced via a fossil-free production process. What automakers and Tier 1 suppliers need to know now

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    Assembly, Protection & Thermal Solutions for ADAS

    2020-11-04T18:19:00Z

    The rise of ADAS will require a massive increase in the number of sensors and other electronic components that are built into vehicles. Henkel looks at the production challenges and solutions relating to this technology 

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    Metalworking fluid management 4.0 is here

    2020-10-12T15:07:00Z

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

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    Embracing a digital future

    2020-09-21T12:52:00Z

    Rockwell Automation’s Bill Sarver explains why digital must become the new normal for the automotive industry

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    Smart steel solutions for BEV body-in-white

    2020-07-02T16:32:00Z

    As the automotive manufacturing industry adapts during fast-changing times, steel has a major role to play