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Day 1 Wrap Up: Learning to dredge the data lakes

2022-05-18T19:09:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

First day speakers at the Automotive Manufacturing Solutions summit brought expertise from multiple corners of car making but found common ground in how digital technology is infiltrating workflows more and more.

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Watch: Preparing BMW’s Plant Munich for a new class of EV manufacturing

2022-05-17T12:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Plant Director Peter Weber demonstrates how BMW is revamping production in Munich ahead of a new EV architecture with a walk through the factory.

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BMW plant director Weber says flexibility key in Munich overhaul for EV platform

2022-05-17T12:20:00+01:00By Peter Murphy, Christopher Ludwig

An agile approach has enabled BMW to revamp its downtown Munich factory in anticipation of a new EV architecture without halting production lines, Peter Weber tells the AMS Automotive Evolution Summit.

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Century-old BMW Munich factory transforms to embrace EVs

2022-05-12T11:56:00+01:00By Peter Murphy, Christopher Ludwig

Revamp of Plant Munich puts BMW’s flexibility ethos to the test with building construction and car production happening side-by-side

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BMW Landshut is now using new multi-plate die casting technology

2022-04-12T10:21:00+01:00By AMS

The light metal foundry at the BMW components plant in Landshut is using multi-plate die casting technology, which offers function-optimised component design and design of the required sprue positions and flow paths

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European automotive manufacturing in an age of disruption

2022-04-04T11:21:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

European automotive production is in a state of flux and continued disruption. The accumulative impact of continuing coronavirus-related problems, the prominence of Asian productivity, and now war threatens to cause further damage to automotive manufacturing, Jason Dunn reports.

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BMW to invest $200m in new South Carolina press shop

2022-03-07T14:31:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

US BMW manufacturing CEO Dr Robert Engelhorn announced that the company would invest more than $200m to build a 219,000 sq. ft press shop at its South Carolina plant.

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Where the Catena-X automotive cloud stands

2022-02-24T23:47:00+00:00By Claas Alexander Stroh

The vehicle cloud Catena-X intended to provide a more integrated network for automakers and suppliers. In reality, standalone solutions have prevailed so far and made the task of networking the entire auto industry even more strenuous.

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BMW expands sources of low-carbon steel to advance 2030 sustainability goals

2022-02-08T12:12:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

The BMW Group has signed a corresponding agreement with Salzgitter AG to deliver low-carbon steel.

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AMS Paintshop 2022 – Paint it Green

2022-01-07T11:34:00+00:00By AMS

In this edition we get insights into how OEMs are adapting and developing their paintshop operations and processes to meet the need for more efficient and sustainable production, as well as insight into scaling up battery production

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BMW’s Munich plant adapted for EV manufacturing

2021-10-26T11:55:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

The first series-produced BMW i4 has rolled off the line at the OEM’s Munich plant in the first step in the German carmaker’s goal to turn at least half of its output into electrified vehicles by 2023.

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Digital twins: Making more of the data

2021-10-11T18:22:00+01:00By Richard Gotch

Developments in data management are making digital tools that will support closer cooperation between vehicle engineering and manufacturing operations

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Robert Engelthorn replaces Knudt Flor as president of BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg

2021-09-08T07:49:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW Manufacturing in the US has appointed Dr Robert Engelthorn as its new president and CEO, replacing Knudt Flor who has retired, overseeing BMW’s largest global production plant.

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BMW expands plant in Mexico to build 2 Series Coupé

2021-09-06T19:35:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

The 2 Series Coupé will be produced exclusively in Mexico for the global market. The plant has seen further investments of $125 million over the last 2 years, which has expanded its operations significantly.

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Cost and opportunity: experts unveil the contradictions at the core of lightweighting EVs

2021-08-09T16:10:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Lightweighting has become one of the most important features when it comes to designing EVs. As calls for more sustainable production practices become louder, creators are looking at new innovative ways to lighten the load.

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EV battery supply chains on the move

2021-06-08T13:34:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet, Daniel Harrison

As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.

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Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database

2021-06-03T18:10:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location.

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OEM and lithium-ion battery cell supplier database

2021-06-03T18:09:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Keep up with changing supplier relationships between electric vehicle manufacturers and battery cell suppliers in this database.

Battery supply chain report 2021

Electric vehicle battery supply chain analysis 2021: How lithium-ion battery demand and production are reshaping the automotive industry

2021-06-03T18:08:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

Download this report for forecasts of lithium-ion battery demand, analysis of battery cell factories and insight on EV battery manufacturing and sourcing. 

AMS Factory of the Future, Redefining the Production Line

AMS Factory of the future 2021 – Redefining the production line

2021-05-18T13:26:00+01:00By AMS

Flexibility is a key factor in enabling OEMs produce the growing number of electric vehicle variants. Our latest digital edition focuses on how and where OEMs are employing the latest digital technologies in AR, VR and AI to develop networked factories, with shared tooling and data, and cellular production stations. This issue features insights from Honda, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Epic Games and more

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