Heat-treatment – AMS Expert Interview with Nitrex
Jason Orosz, president of Global Heat-Treating Services at NITREX, speaks with AMS about the applications for specialist surface treatments in the latest vehicle components
Shaping the future – Developing electric vehicle architectures
In our AMS Evolution Livestream experts from ArcelorMittal and Gestamp tackle EV production challenges and explain how digital tools, new technologies, processes and materials innovations could help solve some key issues
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.
Form and function: Developing production processes and structures for electric vehicle architectures
The new electric vehicle architectures are also continuing to evolve as vehicle makers strive to find the optimum balance between platform flexibility, while also being viable for high-volume production. To get some insights in to this ongoing process AMS spoke with Paul Belanger, Gestamp’s R&D Director for North America
Sustainability: Fossil-free steel
As vehicle makers set ambitious targets to reduce their carbon footprint in production operations, experts from steel producer SSAB share some insights into how the company has responded to this important requirement with the development of fossil-free steel
AMS Spring 2023 – Next level digital production engineering
In this latest AMS digital edition we have features on Audi’s digital production engineering strategy, Dacia’s vehicle plant Mioveni, production cloud systems, toolmaking, China, sustainability and more.
BMW Group to source aluminium with reduced CO2 emissions from 2024
The company is planning to source aluminium with significantly reduced CO2 emissions from Rio Tinto’s hydro-powered operations in Canada, starting next year. Compared to conventionally manufactured aluminium, this approach can save around 70% of CO2 emissions
AMS Evolution Munich – Building Europe’s EV production network
Building battery gigafactories and updating existing plants are key in ensuring Europe will become an EV production powerhouse
Tier-1 transformation: fast-changing production for automotive suppliers
ZF and Hardinge joined the sixth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss how to better understand what electrification means for tier-1 suppliers.
Material matters: body, forming and process transformation
Teknia, ArcelorMittal and SSAB joined the seventh panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss how new technology and materials are ushering in new innovations in manufacturing.
Scaling up battery production in Europe
In our second panel discussion CATL, Italvolt and Basquevolt joined us to discuss the need for huge investment to establish regional production of battery cells and packs in Europe.
BMW advances global plans to increase use of CO2-reduced steel
The automaker expects about one third of the steel it uses to be of the CO2-reduced variety by 2026, reducing its carbon footprint by 900,000 tonnes per year, it said.
Rock Tech Lithium to supply Mercedes-Benz, deal to cover 150,000 EVs a year
Rock Tech will produce some of the battery metal from its own resources in Canada and from other mines compliant with the Initiative for Responsible Mining.
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.
Stronger, lighter – creating a tailored steel grade
SSAB and Gestamp collaborated to developed a new chassis grade steel for lightweight suspension parts
Europe’s carmakers dim lights, turn back to coal, oil, on approach to bleak winter
Automakers crimp energy use and reluctantly turn to coal and oil but options may be more limited for component and material suppliers upstream.
Mercedes looks to chemical recycling to further develop circular manufacturing operations
The carmaker says it is working to increase the proportion of recycled materials in its car fleet to an average of 40% by 2030
Continental to offer low-carbon biomass-based plastic for car interiors
Continental said the biomass-derived PVC’s equal performance to conventional plastics makes the material a straight swap from petrochemical use but with a smaller carbon footprint in manufacturing.
Watch: Are all OEMs start-up manufacturers now?
In this livestream, learn how OEM start-ups can short time to market in manufacturing and re-engineer body structures, featuring the head of manufacturing at Volta Trucks and ArcelorMittal.
Ford secures new battery supplies, overhauls Cologne plant on path to producing 2m EVs a year
With a $50bn investment, the carmaker aims to produce 600,000 EVs a year by late 2023 and 2m by 2026, incoporating new battery chemistries and updating plants.