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    Advancing machine learning

    2020-12-20T17:48:00Z

    Assembly operations still offer a lot of potential for automation. A new project aims to take machine learning to the next level

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    Watch: Supporting production through automation – from AI to cobots (EP.2)

    2020-12-18T09:10:00Z

    This Livestream Hour episode discusses how automation and AI can support automotive manufacturing with technology leaders from BMW and Ford, together with systems and software specialists.

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    The inside story

    2020-12-14T16:32:00Z

    Henkel’s Dr. Burak Kutlu examines how innovative solutions can solve application challenges and increase yield rates in the automotive display market

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    Designs on lightening the load

    2020-12-14T16:16:00Z

    ArcelorMittal’s study on smart steel solutions for chassis can extend range, reduce costs and emissions, explains Jean-Luc Thirion, head of ArcelorMittal’s Global R&D for Flat Products, and Paul Brettnacher, CMO of Automotive and Packaging for ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.

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    A collaborative approach to automation

    2020-12-14T15:22:00Z

    Now in the guise of ‘cobots’, robots often work not just alongside, but with their operations integrated with those of co-located people

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    Integrating robotics and electric powertrains in BMW production

    2020-12-14T15:01:00Z

    BMW is on an EV offensive and is taking the opportunity to revamp its plants with automation and digital twins. Mark Smyth spoke to the global boss of production, Milan Nedeljković, about the challenges and opportunities

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    Christian Friedl takes over as director of Seat Martorell

    2020-12-08T12:11:00Z

    Christian Friedl is moving from Porsche to become director of Seat’s Martorell plant in Spain, starting from January 1. He replaces Rainer Fessel, who is moving to take over the management of the VW factory in Wolfsburg.

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    The human side of artificial intelligence

    2020-12-07T15:39:00Z

    The robots are coming, and we should all be welcoming them, according to BMW, which has a plan to introduce AI to its factories, starting from grassroots initiatives. Report by Illya Verpraet

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    Recycled materials in vehicle interiors

    2020-12-02T17:59:00Z

    While leather remains a popular material for vehicle upholstery, fabrics made from recycled materials are gaining ground. Andrew Williams looks at the latest developments and challenges

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    Versatile, familiar and recyclable

    2020-12-02T16:49:00Z

    Steel is not only familiar and affordable, it’s also highly recyclable, so James Bakewell asks whether there are any more gains to be made in making it more sustainable

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    Sustainability at the core of leadership at Scania and ArcelorMittal

    2020-11-30T16:28:00Z

    At last week’s inaugural AMS livestream, Scania’s Mathias Wijkström was joined by ArcelorMittal’s Hugo Da Gama Campos to discuss making automotive production greener and how it is vital to put sustainability at the heart of the production system.

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    Watch: Strategies for Greener Production (EP.1)

    2020-11-25T22:30:00Z

    This AMS Livestream Hour episode discusses how automotive manufacturers are making their plants and value chains more sustainable through new processes and technology, with special guests including Scania and ArcelorMittal. Watch and download slides.

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    AMS Environment and Sustainability 2020 – Greener production, battery recycling, decarbonising materials and more

    2020-11-24T11:49:00Z

    For the automotive industry environmental sustainability is not just important for the vehicles they produce, it is also a key factor in the production process. This edition of AMS takes a close look at sustainable production, utilising recycled materials and renewable energy sources

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    Audi introduces closed-loop systems for aluminium, wastewater and plastic

    2020-11-23T16:06:00Z

    Audi has detailed how it is introducing closed-loop systems to its plants as part of its goal to make all its five plants carbon-neutral by 2025. This includes aluminium, wastewater and a pilot project for chemical recycling of plastics.

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    Can UK manufacturing keep up with a 2030 ban on new ICE vehicle sales?

    2020-11-23T11:46:00Z

    The UK government has announced it is bringing forward its plans to phase out the sale of new cars and vans powered by internal combustion engines. Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst at Ultima Media, examines how realistic that is and whether supply chains are ready to produce enough electric vehicles and batteries.

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    OEMs see the sunny side of sustainability

    2020-11-16T16:16:00Z

    As the cars themselves become cleaner, manufacturing operations can’t stay behind. In an effort to achieve carbon neutrality, OEMs turn to large-scale solar developments to power their plants

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    EV battery recycling: cost and components

    2020-11-16T14:41:00Z

    What happens to EV batteries at the end of the vehicle’s life? Mike Farish reports on recycling and reuse options

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    Stable growth post-Covid will depend on greater supplier collaboration

    2020-11-09T16:24:00Z

    At last week’s Livestream Hour Joe McCabe, CEO and president of AutoForecast Solutions, said 2021 was going to be a recovery year in global vehicle production and that continued recovery to 2027 would be based on greater stability. A more globally integratred supply chain, thanks in part to revision of Trump policy following last week’s election, and provide opportunities for tier suppliers, who are getting more involved complex subassembly 

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    Tooling printed to order

    2020-11-09T15:10:00Z

    How have OEMs been integrating 3D printing into their development and production operations? We look at recent developments at Seat and Audi

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    Taking shape: Forming aluminium

    2020-11-02T14:24:00Z

    AMS spoke to two leading press line suppliers to get some insight into process challenges and solutions for this material