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    In the Cloud: Managing data, avoiding silos and networking production

    2022-11-28T17:01:00Z Sponsored by Amazon Web Services – Automotive

    Amazon Web Services discusses the development and application of cloud-based services and solutions for the automotive industry

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    Digitalisation: Solving EV production challenges with smart manufacturing


    Autonomous vehicles, electrification, and shared mobility are the key trends influencing the strategy and investments for most automotive manufacturers and suppliers today. These are causing automakers to rethink their business models and prepare themselves for fundamental changes in their design, manufacturing, and aftermarket processes. Siemens looks at how digitalisation can ...

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    Stronger, lighter – creating a tailored steel grade


    SSAB and Gestamp collaborated to developed a new chassis grade steel for lightweight suspension parts

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    The future of quality management in the automotive industry


    Siemens discusses how the automotive industry must adapt its approach to quality management to meet new market challenges

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    EV battery repair and recycling


    There are several issues with EV batteries that have traditionally posed problems for servicing, repairing and recycling. Henkel looks at the challenges and discusses some solutions

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    Overspray-free painting: high-tech paint application


    Dürr discusses overspray-free painting with its enhanced EcoPaintJet Pro system

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    Creating a holistic supply chain strategy and the role of digitalisation


    What do you need to make your supply chain less vulnerable? Siemens explains why a holistic approach to supply chain management is imperative

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    Battery Electric Vehicles – steel applications for the B-segment


    ArcelorMittal says with the B-segment looking to to be a mass market car for the EV market, an affordable, sustainable architecture is a fundamental requirement

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    SSAB says making climate-neutral vehicles has already begun


    Decarbonizing the entire automotive supply chain seems like a daunting challenge, but it has already begun. SSAB offers some insights into some successful projects using fossil-free steel

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    Attractive Solutions

    2022-01-05T10:53:00Z Author MHD Magnets

    As the automotive industry looks to use thinner coating layers and reduce water, chemicals and energy consumption, efficient filtration is an increasingly important factor. MHD Magnets discusses the benefits of magnetic fluid separation and treatment technologies

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    Making it modular: Reconfiguring the paintshop


    At its 2021 virtual open house Dürr showcased technologies for a modular process paintshop configuration. The focus was on solutions that will replace the previous line concept with a configuration based around flexible, connected process modules that can be scaled to meet new requirements

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    Automated sealing & sound deadening: Achieving an efficient application


    OEMs are moving towards fully automated paintshop, and this will include robotic application of sealant and protecting solution to the car body. The application of sealant and sound deadener presents a challenge to balance lightweight and protection of the body. SAMES KREMLIN presents a solution for efficient dispensing with a high-performance applicator and dosing unit

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    Multi Part Integration: Optimising vehicle structures


    Reducing materials use and vehicle weight are key considerations for OEMs. ArcelorMittal discusses its new Multi Part Integration concept and how this can simplify the vehicle production process

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    Quality inspection gets the robotic touch


    A well-honed production line can produce thousands of parts per hour, each of which should meet the same standards of quality and consistency. One way to check this is to use robotic quality inspection. Toni Roda of ABB Robotics explains how the latest advances in inline robotic 3D quality inspection technology can be used to ensure checking of 100% of parts in Tier 1 and automotive production lines

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    The application of automation

    2021-11-30T11:29:00Z Author Mitsubishi Electric

    Where is Automotive manufacturing heading, from a factory automation supplier’s perspective? AMS talks to Lucas Majewski Director, Global Key Accounts at Mitsubishi Electric for a frank assessment about what to expect wherever you are on the automation adoption curve

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    Roll forming: supporting the production of new vehicle structures


    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


    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


    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


    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