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    Electrification and digitalisation go hand in hand at Ford and VW

    2021-05-20T14:46:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

    As the automotive industry electrifies, manufacturing is changing dramatically and OEMs are using big data to keep pace with that change. Increasingly moving into the world of tech, old quality control processes may no longer suffice since a lot of EV components cannot be reworked like traditional equivalents. Manufacturing has to be ultra-precise like never before.

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    VW and Ford invest in flexible production for an uncertain future

    2021-05-11T09:48:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

    The speed of change in the technology of cars and rapid electrification requires new manufacturing equipment and is making expensive old machines redundant, but exactly where the industry is going next is hard to predict. More flexible manufacturing is the answer.

  • C-Class on Production line

    Cellular manufacturing adds flexibility in Mercedes-Benz bodyshop

    2021-05-10T16:15:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

    For the production of the new C-class, Mercedes has taken the opportunity to add flexibility by way of cellular manufacturing in the body shop and with so-called ‘TecLines’ for assembly.

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Fossil Free Steel

2021-06-23T08:54:00+01:00By SSAB

The sustainability of the supply chain is a high priority for car makers and tier suppliers. To find out how this is impacting materials suppliers AMS spoke with two experts from SSAB, Thomas Hörnfeldt, vice president for sustainable business and Robert Ström, senior design expert at the company’s Knowledge Service Centre.

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Volkswagen to develop 3D printing process for vehicle production

2021-06-21T10:19:00+01:00By AMS

VW has entered into a software partnership with Siemens and expanded its existing collaboration with printer manufacturer HP to develop 3D printing processes to support future production operations

Fisker Magna Manufacturing Announce

Fisker and Magna finalise manufacturing agreement

2021-06-18T17:45:00+01:00By AMS

Along with the previously signed agreements on electric vehicle platform sharing and ADAS package, this finalises the framework established between the two companies beginning in 2020

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First Škoda Kushaq rolls of the production line at the Pune plant

2021-06-15T10:10:00+01:00By AMS

The Kushaq is the first series-produced model to be manufactured locally in India as part of the INDIA 2.0 project. The SUV is based on the MQB-A0-IN version of the Modular Transverse Toolkit developed specifically for the Indian market.

Responsible Lithium Partnership

Cross-sector partnership to promote sustainable materials sourcing in Chile

2021-06-11T14:52:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Daimler, VW, BASF and Fairphone have set up the Responsible Lithium Partnership to to promote sustainable development and tackle the negative impacts of material sourcing, beginning with a multi-stakeholder initiative into the impact of lithium mining in Chile

  • VW ID.3 production dresden battery pack

    EV battery supply chains on the move

    2021-06-08T13:34:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet, Daniel Harrison

    As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.

  • Gigafactory database

    Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database

    2021-06-03T18:10:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

    Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.

  • EV and hybrid EV assembly plant database

    Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database

    2021-06-03T18:10:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

    Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location.

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