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<br /> septemberÅoctober 2012<br /> www.automotivemanufacturingsolutions.com<br /> Automotive Manufacturing Solutions<br /> OEM focus<br /> Vauxhall Luton assembly<br /> plant visit and Opel's<br /> operations in Europe<br /> Technology<br /> Developments in metal<br /> joining processes and<br /> machine vision technology<br /> Materials<br /> Aluminium – how and<br /> where OEMs are using<br /> this lightweight material<br /> Special report<br /> The latest development<br /> in 1D-3D CFD simulation<br /> software<br /> Show previews<br /> EuroBLECH and AMB<br /> sheet metal working and<br /> machine tool exhibitions<br /> Russian revolution<br /> GAZ CEO Bo Andersson's plans for the<br /> future of the Russian carmaker<br /> <br /> 03<br /> septemberÅoctober 2012<br /> Cutting edge<br /> editor's note<br /> Making `cuts' seems to be the automotive manufacturing<br /> solution of the moment; whether it's cutting weight from<br /> a vehicle, perhaps mo<a title="AMS Sept/Oct 2012 page 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