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JanFeb2019

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Paintshop 4.0

    January 10th 2019

    Nick Holt visits Eisenmann’s technology centre in Holzgerlingen, near Stuttgart, for a preview of the latest skidless paintshop technology prior to its installation at the Daimler plant at Kecskemét

  • Casting a duo

    January 8th 2019

    Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future

  • Box clever

    January 8th 2019

    There is no need to shut down automated paintshops to change the filters. A patented system developed by Edrizzi is helping to ensure non-stop operations in the paintshop process

  • Show and tell

    January 8th 2019

    Cost savings and reduced installation time are the result of Profil’s self-piercing stud, as visitors discovered at the NEAA Expo 2018

  • 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

  • Pressing matters

    January 8th 2019

    ABB robots are helping IndiKar make advanced high-tech steel for special protection vehicles