Watch: Structural change – Developing vehicle architectures optimised for EV manufacturing
Hear expert insights into the development and production of high volume electric vehicle architectures, and how these are driving innovation in manufacturing processes and efficiencies, featuring Gestamp’s North America R&D director Paul Belanger and ArcelorMittal head of automotive steel solutions Jérôme Favero.
Building electric vehicles in high volumes presents challenges but this also drives innovation as OEMs and suppliers ramp-up production. In this Livestream our experts discussed materials, vehicle platform design and development, and manufacturing, sharing insights into challenges, solutions and future opportunities. We discussed trends around materials choices, EV architectures, battery cell and motor packaging, and production processes and technologies.
This session explored the benefits and compromises of platform flexibility versus production efficiency. We also considered the demand for a shortened time-to-market in development projects and how this is being achieved, plus new manufacturing innovations in vehicle architectures such as additive manufacturing and ‘giga-casting and stamping’ of body structures.
Key topics discussed included:
Platform choices: Creating flexible platforms to meet different segment requirements
Forming/Joining: Giga-casting and stamping – joining solutions
Materials: New steel and aluminium grades – modelling material performance – multi-material structures
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