"automotive" tag

VDW raises production forecast for 2021

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the second quarter of 2021 were 103 percent up on the previous year’s figure. Orders from Germany rose by 81 per cent. Foreign orders,…

Flexible and Individual: a Groundbreaking Vehicle Concept

What does mobility of the future look like? Researchers from six Fraunhofer Institutes have developed a groundbreaking vehicle concept that can be flexibly and individually designed depending on the intended use. The concept…

A new process approaches for laser welding

Process control and quality assurance of laser beam remote welding for body-in-white work. Numerous trends characterise the use of lasers in the automotive area. The use of high-strength steels, weight-saving aluminium alloy, innovative…

Reducing the costs of composite parts

The overall market for lightweight composite solutions is growing, but the costs of composite parts are still higher than conventional solutions. PGTEX has been focusing on composite fabric for 20 years and offers…

High rates: target achived!

A state-of-the-art transfer press allows manufacturing automotive components at the sensational speed of 28 strokes per minute. As known, in the production of components with transfer tools, the part to be stamped is…

MECSPE 2018 designs the factory of the future

Italy of Industry 4.0 pushes the labour market, but companies struggle to find adequate staff: according to a study conducted by Confartigianato, between July and September of this year, businesses plan to recruit…

Ready for series production

This Omt die is a combined progressive-transfer tool, that simultaneously produces 2 pieces for automotive industry (RH piece and 1 LH piece). Starting from coil width 510 mm, the die performs the first…

Simulating a way to accelerate rate of change in electric machine design

The research in simulation-based design software are helping electric motor and transformer manufacturers to increase the performance of their equipment at an unprecedented rate. Electric machines have made rapid performance gains over the…

Dürr Ecoclean trains its staff with Virtual Reality

Dürr Ecoclean uses Virtual Reality in training its global service staff to carry out maintenance support on its complex manipulators. The rendering and simultaneous perception of reality in Virtual Reality – and its physical…

Modernizing dummy crash-test

  Crash tests have always had an important role for the automotive industry, providing manu­facturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in-depth know­ledge on the structural and energy absorption behavior of the vehicle and…

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