Operators, cobots and mobile robots work in harmony
How introducing autonomous mobile robots and collaborative robots, manufactured and supplied by Omron, can help achieve a modernised and more sustainable factory
Watch: Next-gen car body building
Innovations in vehicle body and module architectures are enabling more sustainable production. Experts from REE Automotive, Magswitch and others discuss opportunities in the next AMS Livestream.
eBook: Fuel Efficiencies With Smart and Integrated Production
Your needs as an automotive supplier are unique and there are ways to increase efficiencies in your plants and accelerate your time to market with smart manufacturing technologies and solutions. Download this eBook today to discover more
Ford and VW expand collaboration with plans for new electric model using MEB platform
Ford Motor and Volkswagen Group are growing their e-mobility partnership amid plans to produce a new electric model based on the MEB platform for the European market. Following plans to introduce another 7 EVs in Europe by 2024, Ford also aims to double its planned MEB volume to 1.2m units across six years.
Every production challenge has a cloud solution at ZF
Chief digital officer René Deist tells the AMS Evolution Summit how the global tier one supplier is using the cloud to transform manufacturing and better leverage data analytics and artificial intelligence
It all adds up to zero – counting the ways to net carbon zero manufacturing
Sustainability leaders from Audi and Lear explain how the companies are working across the value chain to decarbonise manufacturing
AMS Lightweighting 2021 – Weighing the options
This edition features insights on how manufacturing engineers and designers are taking new approaches to vehicle architectures and production to integrate lighter, more efficient materials – especially for EVs – to reduce weight and improve sustainability. Featuring Ford, Gestamp, Rio Tinto, ArcelorMittal, Dreistern and more
Lightweighting of the future: Lotus reveals blueprints underpinning new EV sports range
Lotus Cars has unveiled its full range of EV performance cars demonstrating innovations in lightweight chassis technology for the production of its electric sports vehicles. According to the company, they will be essential in both performances of electric vehicles, as well as in maintaining efficiency in manufacturing.
Nissan and Envision AESC to build new EV battery plant in Japan - reports
Nissan Motor will reportedly build a lithium-ion battery plant in Japan to support EV production as part of a joint investment project with battery manufacturer Envision AESC.
Watch: Vehicle lightweighting rises to the top of the agenda for designers and engineers
This livestream investigates how designers and engineers at Ford, Gestamp and key suppliers are using innovative materials and creating lightweight architectures, including for models like the Ford F-150 Lightning and Maverick compact truck.
NVH reduction for electric vehicle interiors
Brian Pour, president and CEO of Auria Solutions, identifies the increasing importance of electric vehicles as a major factor influencing the development of vehicle interiors and one that will pick up even more pace given recent political change. Mike Farish reports
The new generation of electric vehicles offer a great opportunity to accelerate the development of smart interiors. Mike Farish reports on the application of new technologies and materials
AMS Environment and Sustainability 2020 – Greener production, battery recycling, decarbonising materials and more
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
Porsche gets comfortable with 3D-printed seat technology
An innovative alternative to conventional sports seat upholstery is in development with a 3D-printed bodyform full-bucket seat
Your webinar questions answered: How tier 1 suppliers are responding to tough headwinds
You asked, we answer. We return to the questions from our audience that we didn’t have time to answer in our live webinar, ranging from which parts of automotive tier 1 suppliers’ business models are at risk of commodification, to how tier suppliers are changing manufacturing processes
Electric vehicles could transform role of tier 1 suppliers in manufacturing
As OEMs look to reduce production costs and manage more complexity, automotive suppliers will face challenges. But with more EV models in the pipeline, many have the opportunity to grab a larger piece of the pie both for manufacturing and the total value chain
Talent on display
Henkel’s Holger Scheufen examines the bonding and sealing solutions enabling more productive manufacturing in the automotive display market
Tier Supplier Profit Analysis: Mitigating Margin Compression and Manufacturing Costs
Automotive tier 1 suppliers are facing unprecedented industry transformation in electrification along with economic uncertainty. Download this report on the top 20 global suppliers for a deep analysis of their historic margins, as well as solutions for how suppliers could cope with growing pressures and changes in manufacturing across the supply base
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors – Kragujevac, Serbia
Another major tier supplier has added its name to the list automotive players attracted to Serbia
Building to order
JLR-interiors supplier Auria has big plans for its new facility in Slovakia, both with the fabric of the building and the technology it is housing. Mike Farish reports