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    Lightweighting the EV is a challenge to celebrate

    2021-07-12T09:43:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    There is a new impetus to save weight as vehicles become powered by electric powertrains. Reducing the weight of a vehicle by optimising the mix of materials and the application in design is now a key focus.

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    Optimising the process: AI in robotic assembly cells

    2021-07-02T12:07:00+01:00By Mike Farish

    The Ford Transmission Plant in Livonia, Michigan, has been the location for a major innovation in automotive assembly operations, utilising AI to support the use of a robot in a particular automated assembly role. Mike Farish reports

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    Building the battery pack

    2021-03-23T12:08:00+00:00By Nick Holt

    While cell manufacture is still largely in the realm of specialist producers, more OEMs are now assembling the battery pack inhouse, but this can be a complex task requiring specialist tooling. Nick Holt reports

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    A production transformation that will last 20 years at Volkswagen

    2021-08-02T20:57:00+01:00By Pascal Nagel, Yannick Tiedemann

    Christian Vollmer at Volkswagen discusses how virtual tools have helped production move during the pandemic, why cross-plant collaboration has accelerated and VW’s evolving manufacturing strategies to ramp up EV production.

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    Canoo charts a new course in production

    2021-07-19T18:59:00+01:00By Nick Holt

    With a new management team, manufacturing strategy and approach to production, Canoo continues to develop its business. AMS spoke with VP for manufacturing, Frank Faga, to find out more 

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    Integrating robotics and electric powertrains in BMW production

    2020-12-14T15:01:00+00:00By Mark Smyth

    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