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Editor: John Joe Chiasson, Territory Sales Executive for Automotive with DXC Technology Author: Steve Nesbitt, Chief Programme Engineer with The Manufacturing Technology Centre Author: Phil Mullis, Chief Technologist for Manufacturing with DXC Technology Author: Bruce Sneddon, Lead Consultant for Manufacturing


Article written by Munish Sharma who is heading Customer Experience Management (CEM) value engine of the Innovation and Transformation Group at TCS UK & Ireland. He has over 17 years of automotive industry experience focusing on digital transformation of manufacturing industry. Introduction


Article written by igus. Introduction In recent years, cable management has come into the limelight because even though robots have become more complex, machine reliability has increased dramatically. Unfortunately, the methods used to attach and guide cables and hoses on

27 February 2018 #Emissions #Environment #SMMT News

New cars on sale in 2017 emit -12.6% less carbon dioxide than the equivalent older models, but average UK new car CO2 rises 0.8%.


It’s tempting to think that buses are restricted in terms of design. Fundamentally, they have to be large rectangular vehicles, capable of fitting as many people on board as possible. However, designers can play with a number of different areas,


Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s largest vehicle manufacturer, is expanding the use of recycled aluminium in its car bodies to cut waste and reduce carbon emissions. The £2 million project, called REALITY (Recycled Aluminium through Innovative Technology) has set a


  Engineers at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s flagship robotics and automation facility, Factory 2050, are on a mission to build their own Caterham sports car. The team at the Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG) are assembling it using easy-to-deploy, advanced


Understanding how digital technologies will affect your industry and how to get started The global automotive industry’s pace of change is in overdrive. Automotive leaders are challenged to launch new products and models more quickly, operate leaner, meet increasingly complex


Background Building on our ten years of experience of working with industry on automotive electrification challenges, we at WMG have completed a project to standardise and automate the assembly of battery modules and packs for electric vehicles. What was the


The importance of great sound in selling cars is well known and vehicle audio has definitely improved over the last 20-30 years, but various factors have limited further improvement. Stereo is the predominant delivery format, delivered through FM radio, television

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