The aim of Automotive Manufacturing Solutions (AMS) is to provide information about – and insights into – the processes, technologies and equipment used in vehicle production worldwide.
We do this with original reporting; by carrying expert articles and papers; by visiting plants and interviewing senior production executives; with listings of equipment; by profiles of technology/equipment providers; and by hosting videos and webinars which provide deep and direct explanations.
All this is on our website, and is categorised by production area (eg stamping, paintshop, final assembly etc) and by region. The site also includes the content of all the issues of AMS magazine and its supplements back to 2007.
Our Editors undertake two essential tasks. They carry out exclusive interviews with senior executives, report on their plant visits around the world, and survey key car-producing regions and the different processes or materials used in manufacture and assembly. Secondly, they select and edit third party content – in words, pictures and video – so that the latest technologies, applications and products are presented in a coherent and readable way.
Under the umbrella of the website, the specific activities under the AMS brand are:
Automotive Manufacturing Solutions is the leading global magazine covering the use and processes of automotive manufacturing systems, equipment and technologies worldwide. Published six times per annum and circulated free to qualified readers, it includes extended reports of the operations of specific automotive assembly plants and coverage of specific production technologies, along with exclusive interviews with executives at the levels of global/regional production head or plant manager.
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AMS Directory is the only specialised buyers’ guide of companies supplying production and assembly technologies. It carries extended descriptions of their capabilities, and is arranged in 10 technology sections, from Assembly & Testing through Lasers, Machining and Paintshop, and on to Welding.
The print publication is circulated to readers with the first issue of AMS magazine of the year. The Directory is carried on the website and updated and extended during the year.
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Automotive Paintshop Solutions is an annual supplement to AMS magazine which is dedicated to paint and coatings technology and to the operations of the paintshops of vehicle makers worldwide.
It features significant applictions and interviews with executives at both OEMs and paint solution providers.
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AMS News is a free twice-per-month email service notifying readers of the latest significant technical reviews, interviews, news and product releases from AMS. The email has click-through to access the full article on the AMS website. The newsletter goes out in English, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese.
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Deeper technical information on a specific area of manufacturing is provided via our series of webinars, in which technology suppliers provide online presentations over the web which are free to viewers around the world. The webinars have covered subjects including lightweighting with plastics, hot stamping, the digital factory, thermal spray coating and lasers in powertrain production.
Webinars are about 45 mintes long, including a Q&A with viewers, and there are around 15 each year. Each one is archived on the AMS website for future viewing.
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