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  • Tesla took on Fremont in 2010, remodeling it for SOP of the first Model S in June 2012
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    Tesla, Fremont

    2019-10-18T12:06:00Z

    At its facility in Fremont, California, Tesla runs one of the world’s most advanced factories in the automotive world. Covering 5.3 million sq. ft of manufacturing and office space, the facility was previously home to General Motors. 

  • Bentley Flying Spur
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    Bentley starts Flying Spur production

    2019-10-17T09:35:00Z

    UK - Bentley Motors is now producing the new Flying Spur at its Crewe plant

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    What took the air out of Dyson’s electric car project?

    2019-10-16T14:05:00Z

    The iconic manufacturer of vacuum cleaners has cancelled plans to develop and build an EV. That was probably a smart decision, considering the huge costs, competition and struggling market that Dyson would have been entering. An analysis from Ultima Media’s automotive analyst, Daniel Harrison.

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    How the latest laser solutions can help advance your electric motor production

    2019-10-14T14:23:00Z

    Time is money – whether it’s takt time, time spent inspecting parts, or time lost on rework. That’s why simple solutions that deliver precision, high-throughput, and cost-reduction are critical to advance your electric motor production. The Coherent AMS webinar focuses on Coherent solutions ...

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    Dyson scraps plans to build electric vehicles

    2019-10-10T16:43:00Z

    In a statement posted on the company’s website, founder James Dyson said that ”the Dyson Board has taken the very difficult decision to propose the closure of our automotive project.” The company had failed to make the project “commercially viable”, the statement explained, and attempts to find a ...

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    Ford starts production of new Puma

    2019-10-09T16:39:00Z

    Romania - Ford has started making the new Puma in Craiova after a significant investment was made at its plant

  • Porsche
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    Creating strong bonds

    2019-10-09T09:33:00Z

    While mixed-material vehicle body structures yield impressive weight reduction results, the joining processes present a challenge for OEMs. How do they fix the myriad materials but still maintain the requisite properties and structural integrity?

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    Form and function

    2019-10-08T14:38:00Z

    Developments in composite parts are continuing to offer the automotive industry a variety of weight and cost advantages in high-volume production

  • Rendering of Mitsubishi Electric Gujarat plant
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    Mitsubishi Electric builds new component plant

    2019-10-08T13:48:00Z

    India - Mitsubishi Electric will make power steering units, exhaust gas recirculation valves and giant magnet-resistance sensors at its new plant

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    A proactive approach

    2019-10-07T12:11:00Z

    Predictive maintenance offers big gains in production efficiency. Mike Farish looks at some examples of how these systems have been developed and applied

  • Bentley Crewe carbon neutral
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    Bentley Motors plant becomes carbon neutral

    2019-10-04T15:48:00Z

    UK - The Bentley Motors plant in Crewe is now operating as a carbon neutral facility

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    Russia’s powerhouse

    2019-10-04T13:08:00Z

    Volkswagen has recorded notable growth in Russia over the last few years, but management are being careful not to get excited. Michael Nash gets the inside view

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    Stricter EU CO2 regulations will reshape vehicle platforms and car design

    2019-10-04T11:20:00Z

    As OEMs try to reduce CO2 and transition to electric vehicles in the face of the high fines, we expect a profound impact on vehicle design.

  • BorgWarner South Korea starter production
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    BorgWarner hits starter production milestone

    2019-10-03T10:57:00Z

    South Korea - BorgWarner is celebrating a significant milestone at its starter facility in Changnyeong

  • VW Type_20_concept_vehicle--9991
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    Design by data

    2019-10-02T13:47:00Z

    Mike Farish looks at two examples of how increasingly sophisticated data management is transforming manufacturing outcomes

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    The thermal print principle

    2019-10-02T13:25:00Z

    Heat treatment specialist schwartz has enhanced its system for tailored tempering – one that is capable of ‘printing’ components

  • Durr EcoPaintjet b
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    Shared colours, sharpening lines

    2019-10-02T11:43:00Z

    A new automated system by Dürr underlines a two-tone painting capability that does away with the unwieldy and laborious masking tape process

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    Suppliers will face squeeze as OEMs push to meet EU CO2 targets

    2019-10-02T09:58:00Z

    As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions

  • Renishaw Tremec_-_Daimler_gear_on_Equator
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    Measuring success

    2019-10-01T14:44:00Z

    Challenges lie ahead as electric vehicle development accelerates. Renishaw is supporting its global customers with fast, flexible and future-proof solutions

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    Worth its metal

    2019-10-01T14:16:00Z

    Aluminium welding requires special care but an understanding of the process helps suppliers to make good choices, writes Lincoln Electric’s Raheel Khan