At its recently opened German Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre (CMCC) in Parsdorf, BMW is aiming to achieve ‘expertise in every cell’ of its generation six batteries for its Neue Klasse EV models.
Digitalisation is helping to scale up battery cell production in North America through improving standardisation and traceability and ensuring quality of materials.
In this latest AMS digital edition we have a special focus on the North American automotive industry with big investments in electric vehicle and battery production
In this podcast we look at the production challenges and solutions for high-resolution camera modules in ADAS vehicles
Jonas Adolfsson and Manuel Otto business development managers in the mobility division at SSAB discuss fossil-free steel
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Building battery gigafactories and updating existing plants are key in ensuring Europe will become an EV production powerhouse
ZF and Hardinge joined the sixth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss how to better understand what electrification means for tier-1 suppliers.
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.
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.
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 will produce some of the battery metal from its own resources in Canada and from other mines compliant with the Initiative for Responsible Mining.
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.