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    The leaders of the pack

    2021-12-22T09:00:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

    Producing battery enclosures and packs is an important part of EV assembly, and manufacturers are focused on better standardising and inspecting parts to improve automation and quality. Jason Dunn reports from the AMS Evolution Summit held online in December

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    An electric shock to the system

    2021-12-17T15:22:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig, Daniel Harrison

    Italvolt founder Lars Carlstrom has a mission to scale up EV battery production in Europe with a new factory in Italy – and a blueprint for scaling up gigafactory development. He speaks to Christopher Ludwig and Daniel Harrison   

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    Better than the real thing: digital factory simulations

    2021-12-17T13:25:00+00:00By AMS

    Increasing production of battery enclosures at scale will be essential to launching EVs in line with targets. ABB’s Patrick Matthews and Zeiss’s Paulo Cruz discuss automation and quality control opportunities.

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Britishvolt receives UK government support for Northumberland EV battery plant as sustainability goals drive localised manufacturing

2022-01-21T15:26:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

The British government has confirmed it will fund the creation of an electric vehicle battery plant in Northumberland.  

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VW and Toyota suspend Tianjin plants as local Covid lockdown measures hit production outlook

2022-01-17T16:59:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Volkswagen Group in China has announced that it will be closing a plant in the city of Tianjin, as well as a component factory, following resurgent Covid-19 cases in the coastal city.

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Novelis invests in aluminium recycling to meet automotive demand

2022-01-17T12:48:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Novelis is investing $365m to construct an advanced aluminium recycling centre for the automotive industry in North America. The new recycling facility will be built adjacent to Novelis’ existing automotive finishing plant in Guthrie, Kentucky. 

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ZF launches new commercial vehicle solutions division

2022-01-13T18:20:00+00:00By AMS

The new division will combine company’s commercial vehicle technology expertise and capabilities, to develop autonomous, connected and electrified (ACE) technologies

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​Making the digital a reality: how AI and virtual reality are adapting automotive manufacturing to a changing world

2022-01-11T11:59:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Automotive manufacturers are facing the challenge of constantly changing vehicles, technologies and parts. However, stakeholders can increasingly plan and implement systems faster using real-time manufacturing data, digital twin simulation and training through augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). 

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