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<br /> julyÅaugust 2009<br /> www.automotivemanufacturingsolutions.com<br /> Automotive Manufacturing Solutions<br /> th<br /> anniversary edition<br /> pppppppaaaaarrrrttttnnnneeeerrrrssssrrrreeeekkkkklllllaaammmmmmbbbbbyyyyyrrrrraaaa....sssss eee<br /> 03<br /> julyÅaugust 2009<br /> No better decade<br /> A decade is a relatively insignificant period of time in the<br /> great scheme of things.While individual events may stand<br /> out, 10 years can pass in the blink of an eye.<br /> A decade becomes considerably more significant when<br /> the representative timeframe is the last century - not<br /> coincidentally the same period of time since series car<br /> production first started.While top-level analysis might<br /> regard Henry Ford’s Model T assembly line at his Highland<br /> Park, Michigan factory as the industry’s most influential<br /> event to date,it was only a starting point.Carmakers<br /> have been at the forefront of technology ever sinc<a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 1" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=1"> julyÅaugust 2009 www.automotivemanufacturingso</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 2" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=2"> pppppppaaaaarrrrttttnnnneeeerrrrssssrrrreeeekkkkk</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 3" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=3"> 03 julyÅaugust 2009 No better decade A</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 4" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=4"> 04 Decade in review Changing times AMS m</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 5" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=5"> SPECIALIST IN TURNKEY MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 6" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=6"> 06 Decade in review that will build 250,0</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 7" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=7"> Brilliant results. </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 8" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=8"> 08 Decade in review </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 9" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=9"> </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 10" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=10"> 10 Decade in review </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 11" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=11"> There’s never been a better time to look at Sunde</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 12" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=12"> 12 Decade in review </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 13" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=13"> Under pressure to reduce supply chain costs? No </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 14" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=14"> 14 Decade in review </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 15" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=15"> Decade in review 15 </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 16" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=16"> 16 Introduction Assembly & testing</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 17" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=17"> Introduction 17 ArvinMeritor Exhaus</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 18" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=18"> 18 Burke E. Porter assembly & testing World</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 19" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=19"> Burke E. Porter 19 i Wind D</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 20" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=20"> 20 SCHUNK assembly & testing SCHUNK GmbH & </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 21" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=21"> SCHUNK 21 assembly & testing i Handling of </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 22" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=22"> 22 Introduction Automation 3M Aut</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 23" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=23"> Introduction 23 plant in North America.A</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 24" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=24"> 24 SICK automation systems SICK AG Erwin-Si</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 25" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=25"> SICK 25 and sensor solutions for factory</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 26" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=26"> 26 Schneider Electric automation systems S </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 27" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=27"> Schneider Electric 27 convert or expand </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 28" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=28"> 28 Introduction Conveyors & roboti</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 29" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=29"> Introduction 29 good weld or not.You can</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 30" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=30"> 30 Epson The SCARA robot – fun</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 31" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=31"> Epson 31 Epson</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 32" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=32"> 32 Habasit conveyors & robotics Survival an</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 33" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=33"> Habasit 33 conveyors & robotics stamping pr</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 34" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=34"> 34 Introduction Digital manufactur</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 35" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=35"> Introduction 35 2003,”he said. Dassau</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 36" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=36"> 36 Microsoft digital manufacturing Getting </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 37" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=37"> Microsoft 37 digital manufacturing Cox </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 38" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=38"> 38 Delmia digital manufacturing It has been</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 39" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=39"> Delmia 39 i Perform </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 40" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=40"> 40 IBM digital manufacturing I </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 41" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=41"> IBM 41 (production) failures in order to</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 42" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=42"> 42 Introduction Lasers & vision </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 43" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=43"> Introduction 43 was a priority in tracki</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 44" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=44"> 44 inos lasers & vision Inos Automationssof</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 45" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=45"> inos 45 lasers & vision i inos gauging tunn</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 46" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=46"> 46 Trumpf lasers & vision Milestones of Tru</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 47" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=47"> Trumpf 47 i Laser b</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 48" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=48"> 48 Introduction Machining T </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 49" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=49"> Introduction 49 builders’association,ill</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 50" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=50"> 50 Tornos machining Rue Industrielle 111 CH</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 51" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=51"> Tornos 51 machining software minimizes non-</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 52" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=52"> 52 Castrol machining YOUR ADVANTAGE IN AN I</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 53" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=53"> Castrol 53 documented process improvemen</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 54" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=54"> 54 Introduction Materials E </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 55" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=55"> Introduction 55 with advances in design,</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 56" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=56"> 56 3M materials 3M Automotive. Driven by In</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 57" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=57"> 3M 57 "Innovation In, Cost Out" 3M’s por</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 58" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=58"> 58 The Expanded Metal Company materials Exp</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 59" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=59"> The Expanded Metal Company 59 materials pro</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 60" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=60"> 60 Introduction Measurement & qual</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 61" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=61"> Introduction 61 “Our systems have always</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 62" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=62"> 62 Zeiss measurement & quality 90 Years of </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 63" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=63"> Zeiss 63 UMM 500 Universal Measuring Mac</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 64" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=64"> 64 Metris measurement & quality Metris Geld</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 65" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=65"> Metris 65 i Incorporating</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 66" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=66"> 66 Introduction Paintshop T </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 67" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=67"> Introduction 67 New products for old plan</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 68" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=68"> 68 Geico paintshop i Regenerative Incinerat</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 69" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=69"> Geico 69 i J-Ju</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 70" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=70"> 70 Eisenmann paintshop Driving success thro</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 71" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=71"> Eisenmann 71 by virtue of its design.Tha</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 72" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=72"> 72 Taikisha paintshop Operations in India </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 73" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=73"> Taikisha 73 i TEI Pune fa</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 74" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=74"> 74 Introduction Pressing, tool & d</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 75" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=75"> Introduction 75 harder die materials. </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 76" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=76"> 76 Uddeholm pressing, tool & die The tool s</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 77" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=77"> Uddeholm 77 pressing, tool & die i Remeltin</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 78" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=78"> 78 Profil pressing, tool & die Profil - At t</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 79" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=79"> Profil 79 pressing, tool & die material’s mi</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 80" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=80"> 80 Introduction Welding I </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 81" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=81"> Introduction 81 complete a task – they c</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 82" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=82"> 82 Fronius welding Fronius International Gm</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 83" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=83"> Fronius 83 - made very high welding spee</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 84" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=84"> 84 KUKA Systems welding KUKA Systems GmbH B</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 85" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=85"> KUKA Systems 85 i KUKA Sy</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 86" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=86"> 86 Manufacturing solutions for tomorrow’s</a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 87" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=87"> </a> <a title="AMS July/Aug 09 page 88" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc60bbb9?page=88"> A successful precision machine shop is one that r</a>