As Automotive Moves to Answer the Digital Call, Small Steps Can Make a Huge Difference

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Automotive manufacturers are increasingly focused on—and sometimes overwhelmed by—the buzz around the IoT, Industrie 4.0, and smart manufacturing. While many are feeling less than prepared for this next…

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What’s Under the Hood of an Automotive Supplier’s Wireless Upgrade?

Thursday, March 3, 2016

How Trutegra’s intelligent bridge crane controls, with SCALANCE wireless broadband technology, save an automotive supplier hundreds of thousands of dollars. Automakers are buying huge volumes of high-strength steel…

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Coolant Cleaning at Chrysler Reduces TCO

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Henry Filters’ installation of a Sirius Innovations Infeed Bus System dramatically cuts material and labor costs, saves cabinet space and increases uptime. Machining an aluminum engine block doesn’t…

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With Automotive Leading the Way, U.S. Manufacturing Reinvents Itself to Transform the Sector

Thursday, January 28, 2016

While some see 2010 as a signpost of American manufacturing decline (it was the year that China supplanted the U.S. as the world’s largest manufacturing nation in terms…

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With Automotive Leading the Way, U.S. Manufacturing Reinvents Itself to Transform the Sector

Friday, November 13, 2015

While some see 2010 as a signpost of American manufacturing decline (it was the year that China supplanted the U.S. as the world’s largest manufacturing nation in terms…

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Connected Manufacturing: Better Data, Better Decisions

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Leveraging powerful network technologies such as Profinet with existing infrastructure eliminates complexity, enhances decision making and speeds response to plant events. In today’s increasingly competitive global manufacturing marketplace,…

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ISE Department Works with R&E Automated Systems and Siemens to Enhance Sharf CIM Lab’s Conveyor System

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

After nine months of hard work by R&E Automated Systems, the S. & R. Sharf Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Laboratory’s conveyor system has been returned to Oakland University’s Industrial…

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Comau and Siemens Collaborate to Develop a Revolutionary “Digital Factory” for Automobile Manufacturing

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Game-changing modular, automated design enables time-saving parallel production, reduces work-in-process, improves material logistics, saves energy and reduces floor space up to 50%. Comau is a multinational company based…

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Why March’s Manufacturing in America Symposium (MiAS) is a “Must Attend”

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Held the 11th and 12th of March in Detroit, this event will present the latest technology and automotive know-how—and bring engineers, business leaders, educators, and policy-makers together to…

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Automotive Stamping’s ‘Fatal Five’ — and How to Prevent Them

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A leading Siemens solutions partner explains how PROFIsafe and ASI-safe in press safety upgrades can easily prevent accidents, and simultaneously remove system complexity to reduce costs. The regulatory impetus for safety in stamping applications…

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How a Leading Automaker Achieved a Major Controls Upgrade in Three Months

Monday, November 17, 2014

Siemens Solution Partner A&E Engineering executed the design, installation, and commissioning of two new paint-shop conveyor control systems for a major automaker, from control room and operator interfaces to motors, sensors, and machine interlocks. According to…

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Growing U.S. Auto Industry Drives New Hiring, Training Practices

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ford, Volkswagen, Mercedes and others adapt to U.S. workforce trends in the wake of the Great Recession In less than a decade, the automotive industry has gone from…

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New Tools to Raise Plant Performance Levels

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Siemens WinCC/PerformanceMonitor supports calculation and analysis of key performance indicators to boost machine and plant productivity. In many cases, manufacturers don’t see any more possibilities for improving production…

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How to Drive Resurgence in American Manufacturing

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

For American manufacturing to experience a genuine revival, enterprises and institutions must work together, not only as parts of supply networks, but at a level where ideas on…

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Ford Pilots Software Using Google Earth Technology to Navigate Assembly Plants

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens that facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve global collaboration and better share best practices.  …

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Automaker Brave Enough to Retrofit, Saves Millions

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Brave Control Solutions uses Siemens technology to retrofit a press and transfer to increase productivity. Windsor, Ontario-based systems integrator Brave Control Solutions (Brave) recently undertook a major retrofit…

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Advanced Tool Simplifies Performance Analysis

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Siemens’ WinCC/PerformanceMonitor V7.2 enables a flexible calculation and analysis of plant-specific key performance indicators (KPIs) that are the basis for developing plant improvements to increase productivity. It is…

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Ford, Comau & Siemens Present 100-year Revolution to Auto Show Attendees

Thursday, February 20, 2014

On the centenary of Ford’s moving assembly line, Ford, Siemens and Comau share the spotlight to present manufacturing’s real-world and ‘virtual’ benefits. This was a signature year for…

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What Makes Daimler’s 3D Printing a Disruptive Technology?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Daimler’s latest development of a super laser melting machine sets a new precedent for larger-scale additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, and for lower cost and waste than casting…

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Automotive Manufacturers Contextualizing Big Data to Create Greater Efficiencies

Monday, November 11, 2013

As commonly used, the term “big data” refers to a collection of data sets too large and complex to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data…

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Comprehensive security in production plants and systems comprises several layers

Industrial Security for the Automotive Industry: Seamless and Integrated – Securely!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Production systems in the automotive industry are characterized by a high degree of automation and networking. This is required today for end products to be completely individualized, and…

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Tomorrow’s Engineers Build Electric Car Today With Help from Engineering Mentors

Thursday, October 31, 2013

High school STEM students build electric vehicle that reach speeds in excess of 40 mph to successfully compete in the Electrathon America Electric Vehicle Race Most technically-oriented people…

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Building a Community of Automotive Integrators

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The U.S. automotive industry continues to deliver good news to the economy and the ecosystem of suppliers serving it.  In fact, the United States is emerging as the…

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Driving the Surge in Automotive Automation

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

U.S. automakers face the challenges of surging demand, limited human resources and supply base constraints with the help of automated technologies. Kicking off the Automotive Manufacturing Summit at…

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Introduction to Automotive Edition of TIA Newsletter

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dear Colleagues, I would like to welcome you to our inaugural issue of the Automotive Edition of the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Newsletter.  This newsletter is a continuation…

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As Automotive Press Usage Evolves, Siemens Provides an Array of Ready-to-Apply Solutions

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

In recent years, one of the most visible developments in the machine shops of automotive manufacturers has been the migration from large transfer presses to servo tandem lines….

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