Production equipment is beginning to autonomously learn from experience.
Senior Technical Editor, Automotive Design & Production
Mike Boss, a 30-year paint engineering veteran from Ford Motor Co., has been named CEO of Southfield, Mich.-based Durr Systems Inc.
The first application of the EcoInCure oven will be in a new paint shop that Dürr is building for ŠKODA in the Czech Republic.
BMW AG and Stuttgart-based Durr Systems AG say they could increase production uptime, process quality and equipment efficiency by sharing paint shop data.
About the Event The 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) marks the 31st edition of the event which will take place September 12-17, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
One Laser: Plenty of Beam Formats
Generally, more than one type of laser is needed to achieve specific cutting characteristics.
There is a lot going on in the powertrain arena, both in terms of new transmission technology that is being developed for not only the race tracks of the world, but for the street, as well as in the process and technology realm, where creating better performing product is paramount. Here’s a look at a slice of some of what’s been happening of late.
Shop Floor CMMAvailable in three measuring ranges-20" x 24" x 16" to 30" x 40" x 24"-Sheffield Measurement's (www.sheffieldmeasurement.com) Discovery III coordinate measuring machine features hardened linear guides, lighter weigh bellows and recirculating ball bearings-in place of air bearings-for improved resistance to shop-borne contaminants.
Roosevelt’s words are a perfect summary of the problems facing automakers in relation to balancing the survival of their business and protecting the global environment.
Elon Musk was not the first CEO of Tesla; Martin Eberhard was (he was also the co-founder of Tesla, along with Marc Tarpenning). About five years after the establishment of Tesla, which occurred in 2003, Eberhard was no longer with the company.
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Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production