Digital Manufacturing

  • tenneco.automotiveIT
    Article

    Tenneco, Schaeffler plan to make "dumb" components smart

    2018-05-29T18:13:00Z

    Executives from automotive tier suppliers at the automotiveIT International conference in Atlanta explain how, with the help of sensor technology, traditional mechanical car components can be equipped with new digital functionality.

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    Article

    GM using Autodesk software, AI and cloud computing for vehicle lightweighting

    2018-05-09T12:47:30Z

    3D-printed seat bracket Image: GM General Motors has described how it is using generative design software from Autodesk in its next-generation lightweighting programme, and how this is helping the development of more efficient alternative-propulsion and zero-emission vehicles. Using cloud computing and AI-based algorithms, multiple permutations of a component can ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ford invests in robots, data hub in Kentucky plant

    2018-02-21T10:13:00Z

    Managers at Ford s Kentucky Truck Plant get information on seven big-screen monitors (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor has invested a further 25 million dlrs to increase line speed at its plant in Louisville, Kentucky, to meet a 25 pc increase in output of the Lincoln Navigator and ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Porsche Classic, printing spare parts in 3D

    2018-02-21T10:05:44Z

    Replacement parts for the Porsche 959 may be produced with 3D printers (Photo: Porsche) Porsche has started using 3D printers to produce rare spare parts for classic vehicles. The German premium sports car maker said classic models have around 52,000 parts, most of which only need to be made ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Digital twins play a role in all digitalization projects but data consolidation slows down implementation

    2018-01-04T07:24:00Z

    Digital twins are shaping up to be a key tool as automotive companies proceed with digitalization across the entire value chain. But it’s not easy to get a handle on these virtual representations.

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    Apps in manufacturing on the rise

    2017-12-18T12:51:00Z

    Apps and micro-services have considerable potential for automotive manufacturing, but are not always the first area of interest for software developers.

  • schaeffler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Germany's Schaeffler buys machine data specialist

    2017-10-11T19:19:06Z

    Schaeffler says the acquisition of autinity will help it to further develop its digital agenda (Photo: Schaeffler) Schaeffler has acquired autinity systems, a specialist company in digital machine data recording and evaluation, in a move designed to give the German automotive supplier added expertise in digital manufacturing technologies. Schaeffler ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Audi CIO: "A bit faster is always a bit better"

    2017-09-16T13:12:00Z

    Matthias Ulbrich has overseen an increase in agile working methods and a growth of the IT staff at Audi as the carmaker undertakes a growing number of digital projects.

  • thyssenkrupp.automotiveIT
    Article

    Thyssenkrupp opens 3D manufacturing tech center

    2017-09-06T11:19:00Z

    Additive manufacturing offers a seamless digital process from 3D data to finished product (Photo: Thyssenkrupp) Hoping to industrialize a new manufacturing technology, Thyssenkrupp has opened a technology center for 3D printing or additive manufacturing. The German engineering and steel group, a major supplier to the auto ...