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<br /> marchÅapril 2008<br /> www.automotivemanufacturingsolutions.com<br /> Automotive Manufacturing Solutions<br /> Truck making<br /> MAN, Navistar and<br /> Scania – digital planning<br /> to smart machining<br /> Robotics<br /> System and ergonomic<br /> innovation at Toyota,<br /> Renault and Nissan<br /> Conveyors<br /> OEMs mix and match<br /> roller, belt and monorail<br /> for maximum flexibility<br /> Materials<br /> Aluminium, Magnesium<br /> and beyond – light<br /> weight brings low cost<br /> Environment<br /> Ford’s clean and lean<br /> diesel plant, Honda’s<br /> F1 green programme<br /> Regional focus<br /> UK, France and Spain<br /> – tough times but still<br /> cost competitive<br /> Joe Hinrichs<br /> Ford’s robot revolutionary raises the<br /> bar on the man-machine interface<br /> What good is vision without a good view?<br /> Being ¿rst to market with a new idea doesn't have to<br /> be like paddling upstream. You can avoid the o<a title="AMS March/April 08 page 1" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=1"> marchÅapril 2008 www.automotivemanufacturingso</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 2" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=2"> What good is vision without a good view? </a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 3" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=3"> 03 marchÅapril 2008 Generals and Mercenar</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 4" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=4"> 04 contents cover story 20 Robot revolution J</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 5" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=5"> 05 technology Robotics and materials handling 36</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 6" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=6"> 06 company index A guide to vehicle makers, sup</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 7" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=7"> TO STAY IN THE RACE, YOU</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 8" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=8"> 08 Ford builds on Indi</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 9" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=9"> '%%,:EB6 6L6G9D;B:G>I ¹I]Z6lVgYd[BZg^i^ci]ZXViZ\</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 10" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=10"> 10 PEOPLE Stuttgart, Germany – The former head of</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 11" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=11"> Renault Group set to take third spot in world aut</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 12" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=12"> 12 DEALS Cambridge, MA. – The Massachusetts Insti</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 13" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=13"> Arcelor Mittal to 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title="AMS March/April 08 page 20" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=20"> 20 Ford – Joe Hinrichs vehicle maker A re</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 21" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=21"> Ford – Joe Hinrichs 21 </a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 22" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=22"> 22 Ford – Joe Hinrichs vehicle maker robo</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 23" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=23"> Ford – Joe Hinrichs 23 Robot wish list S</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 24" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=24"> 24 Navistar truck making Navistar rising </a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 25" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=25"> Navistar 25 miscellaneous parts foundry</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 26" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=26"> 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href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=33"> TruAclkumScinaunmia 2353 Scania Product</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 34" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=34"> 34 MAN truck Plant rises from a truck maki</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 35" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=35"> MAN truck 35 digital design Illustratio</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 36" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=36"> Robotics 36 technology in this section: Roboti</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 37" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=37"> Robotics 37 “There are a lot of quality enhanceme</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 38" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/a538fbb9?page=38"> Robotics 38 At Toyota’s Kentucky plant, vehicles</a> <a title="AMS March/April 08 page 39" 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