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  • Tariffs: controversy reigns with Trump and Brexit adding to confusion

    March 20th 2019

    Many commentators see tariffs as a blunt instrument in trade negotiations and to see them as a means of protecting local vehicle manufacturing remains questionable

  • Customising production

    January 11th 2019

    James Bakewell reports on BMW’s growing use of additively produced parts in both vehicle personalising and series production applications

  • Asia’s other powerhouse

    January 4th 2019

    Already a dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturing hub, South-East Asia’s automotive industry is finding further opportunity in the growth of battery and hybrid vehicle production

  • Paint technology and investments

    November 29th 2018

    We report on the new technology, techniques and investments in the world of paintshop being implemented by vehicle-makers around the world…

  • A focus on fibres

    November 27th 2018

    Lightweight, high-strength benefits are being offset by materials and process costs. James Bakewell looks at the challenges of making carbon fibre cost effective

  • Unease in the East

    November 21st 2018

    Falling sales, electrification and mega mergers: Nick Gibbs provides an overview of the current automotive industry trends in China

  • BMW takes a virtual reality check

    November 21st 2018

    Germany – In preparation for ramp up of the new BMW 3 Series, virtual reality technology has enabled the OEM to set up cockpit preassembly workstations.

  • BMW Dingolfing to make Mini batteries

    November 6th 2018

    Germany – Battery output at the facility is being boosted with the help of a large investment in new production equipment

  • Set the controls

    November 6th 2018

    Expertise in plastic component manufacturing will be in ever greater demand during the emobility age. In preparation, global supplier Novares has taken on a new form

  • Grid reference

    October 22nd 2018

    Mike Farish visits Williams Advanced Engineering to see how the company delivers a distinctive F1 take on an innovative electric vehicle platform