Digital manufacturing

  • powercell
    Article

    PowerCell automates fuel cell production with help from Semcon

    2018-10-04T17:37:52Z

    Image: PowerCell Swedish product development consultancy Semcon AB is expanding its partnership with fuel cell maker PowerCell, to help it scale up production by deploying robots and automation. The robots are being installed at PowerCell’s facility in Gothenberg, Sweden, following Semcon’s virtual simulations which visualize the entire production process. ...

  • Daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Daimler, partners launch 3D printing pilot

    2018-08-31T12:14:43Z

    At the center of the production chain is the EOS M 400-4 four-laser system (Photo: Daimler) Daimler and two specialist partners have put into operation a pilot plant that uses 3D printing technology to make components for the automotive and aerospace industries. The German premium car group worked on ...

  • dfki.automotiveIT
    Feature

    “The human being continues to be at the center of Industry 4.0”

    2018-08-13T14:09:00Z

    Wolfgang Wahlster, the head of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and inventor of the term ‘Industry 4.0’, talks about how artificial intelligence is changing the automotive industry.

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    Article

    Ford trials body tracking tech for workers at Valencia plant

    2018-08-13T09:34:00Z

    Image: Ford Assembly line workers at Ford’s production facility in Valencia, Spain, are testing bodysuits incorporating tracking technology, with a view to improving workstation ergonomics. The technology, often used by sports stars to analyse their games (or for replication of their style in video games) records how ...

  • mckinsey
    Article

    McKinsey survey: Manufacturers struggle with digitalization efforts

    2018-08-10T13:14:00Z

    Image: McKinsey Few companies have realized the full potential of digitization of manufacturing at a large scale, a survey by the McKinsey Company management consultancy has found. Its fourth annual Digital Manufacturing Global Expert study claims that while 92% of the respondents from firms ...

  • KR Quantec_prime
    Article

    China's GAC orders 430 Kuka robots plus cloud platform

    2018-08-09T12:50:00Z

    Image: Kuka AG Automated systems supplier Kuka, based in Augsburg, Germany, has taken an order from Chinese automaker GAC NE (New Energy) for 430 industrial robots. These will be deployed to build electric vehicles in this GAC Group division s new production plant in Guangzhou, for joining ...

  • Small-12591-PEUGEOTFRACTAL
    Article

    BASF invests in Materialise for 3D printing software and technologies

    2018-07-20T10:37:25Z

    Peugeot Fractal interior panel, featuring Materialise 3D printing technology Image: Peugeot BASF is investing S25million in 3D printing technology supplier Materialise, based in Leuven, Belgium, and building upon their existing partnership. The two companies are establishing an open business model to optimize both materials and software for 3D printing, ...

  • AI.automotiveIT
    Feature

    AI set to give boost to automotive manufacturing and logistics

    2018-06-29T09:45:00Z

    Experts say artificial intelligence (AI) can add tremendous value, but automakers should, in particular, look at production and logistics. In these areas, they say, efficiency boosts and cost savings can be realized in a relatively short period of time.

  • honda.automotiveIT
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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: From San Francisco to Detroit - and back

    2018-06-27T14:44:00Z

    As the relationship between Detroit and Silicon Valley matures, automotive manufacturers are increasingly connecting IT projects out west to their global operations.

  • Daimler.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Mercedes-Benz TecFactory: “We are systematically orienting the factory structure to digitalization”

    2018-06-15T19:09:00Z

    Andreas Friedrich, manager of the Mercedes-Benz TecFactory, talks about new technologies and production methods and the role digitalization will play in shaping tomorrow’s car plants.