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    SSAB says making climate-neutral vehicles has already begun

    2022-03-28T17:33:00Z

    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

    2021-12-17T12:20:00Z

    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

    2021-12-15T16:10:00Z

    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

    2021-12-14T11:39:00Z

    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

    2021-11-30T11:40:00Z

    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

    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