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  • The imitation game

    March 4th 2019

    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

  • Shift of power

    March 4th 2019

    Emobility may be flourishing but the internal combustion engine still has a long way to run. Gareth Price speaks to leading powertrain component suppliers endeavouring to make a smooth transition

  • On a twinning streak

    March 4th 2019

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

  • Eaton and Cummins venture forth

    March 4th 2019

    To face an ever-widening array challenges, automotive manufacturing has seen numerous instances of partnerships, alliances, mergers and acquisitions entered into as a means to stay healthy

  • At the leading edge

    March 4th 2019

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

  • Conducting smart energy

    January 11th 2019

    Energy management has been an important aspect of vehicle production for decades, but innovative new solutions that can be linked are proving extremely effective

  • Dashboard meeting

    January 11th 2019

    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.

  • A clean winner

    January 8th 2019

    Coherent-ROFIN’s Frank Gäbler explains a new approach to laser welding problematic materials

  • Access to accuracy

    January 8th 2019

    When it comes to measurement in manufacturing, accuracy is critical. Rick Van Valkenburg, responsible for global sales and marketing at Perceptron, discusses the importance of accuracy when developing robot-based measurement systems for the automotive industry

  • The need for speed

    January 4th 2019

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