All Electrification articles – Page 10

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    GM and POSCO Chemical to build a new North America factory to process critical battery materials for Ultium batteries


    The new plant will process cathode active material (CAM), a key battery material that represents about 40% of the cost of a battery cell

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    The application of automation

    2021-11-30T11:29:00Z Author Mitsubishi Electric

    Where is Automotive manufacturing heading, from a factory automation supplier’s perspective? AMS talks to Lucas Majewski Director, Global Key Accounts at Mitsubishi Electric for a frank assessment about what to expect wherever you are on the automation adoption curve

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    AMS Quality Control 2021 – Balancing quantity and quality


    In this edition we get insights into how OEMs and tier suppliers are adapting their respective quality control processes to meet the challenges presented by electric powertrains and vehicles. 

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    Morgan appoints new CTO to support move to electric vehicles


    Matthew Hole will join Morgan as Chief Technical Officer and the newly created role of Head of Electrification, with immediate effect. Morgan says this appointment is strategically crucial in its transition towards electrification and future electric vehicles

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    Supporting the supply chain


    The shift to production of electric vehicles and the impact of the Covid 19 has caused considerable disruption to automotive supply chains. AMS spoke to Neil Endley, Global Director for Turnaround Services, to get some insights into the challenges facing OEM and tier suppliers in the automotive sector

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    Re-imagining quality control


    A new generation of vehicles and powertrains requires a different approach to quality control. This demands faster, inline systems that simplify processes without compromising accuracy. Jason Dunn reports on developments at Skoda 

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    Material science developments for low carbon mobility

    2021-11-15T15:38:00Z Author Dow

    Sustainability is a high priority throughout the automotive supply chain and suppliers are working more closely than ever with their clients to deliver sustainable solution at every stage of the vehicle build. Delving deep into this we look at how developments in material science are enabling low carbon mobility in electric and internal combustion vehicles.

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    Digital harmonisation


    With electric powertrains presenting different performance requirements in terms of NVH, digital tools have become invaluable in product development. Mike Farish reports on how Valeo has made good use of digital design analysis software packages

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    REE chooses American Axle to supply 3-in-1 electric drive technology


    AAM’s 3-in-1 electric drive technology – which places the electric motor, gearbox and inverter into a single package – will be integrated into REEcorner technology

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    Chris Glover to be new president and CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga


    Glover will assume the role on January 1 and will lead the plant’s transformation and push towards electric mobility, starting with the localised production of the ID.4 SUV in 2022

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    Quality control solutions: Configuring technologies for EV motor production


    The Volkswagen components plant in Salzgitter manufactures key components for the new APP 310 electric drive destined for the ID.3 model – including an innovative hairpin stator. Zeiss has worked with Volkswagen to develop a comprehensive measuring solution to ensure the quality of this sophisticated engine design


    Expansion plans, sustainability and new EV batteries


    The UK has ambitious plans to create a network of giga factories producing electric vehicle batteries.  Scotland-based cell manufacturing company AMTE Power is part of this programme and CEO Kevin Brundish spoke with AMS about the company’s involvement and its expansion plans

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    Daimler strengthens R&D in China with new tech centre in Beijing


    Daimler has invested 1.1 billion RMB to strengthen its R&D footprint and technological capabilities in China. Operations at the new centre will focus on major technological trends and tailored innovations with the aim to drive local product development

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    Heavy-duty lightweighting


    The heavy-duty, commercial vehicle sector faces the same challenges in terms of reducing its environmental footprint and is similarly developing alternative fuel vehicles. SSAB discusses how truck OEMs can leverage the car maker’s lightweighting lessons

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    Stellantis and LG form joint venture for Lithium-Ion battery production in North America


    The companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for North America. The new battery plant is planned to have an annual production capacity of 40 gigawatt hours

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    Watch: Shopfloor revolution – how data, software and AI are rebooting production


    OEMs and suppliers are transforming vehicle production through data and connectivity as much as hardware, with new artificial intelligence opportunities emerging. Watch this AMS Livestream Hour featuring VDMA, Fraunhofer IPA and Symbio to hear about the standards, systems and applications underpinning these changes.

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    Hyundai Mobis invests in hydrogen fuel cell system plants in Korea


    Hyundai Mobis will invest a total of USD $1.1 billion (KRW 1.3 trillion) to build two new fuel cell plants in Korea to accelerate the hydrogen economy and to secure broader global market dominance

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    Mercedes-Benz German plants begin producing key components for eActros electric trucks


    Mercedes-Benz German plants will begin production of central components for the battery-electric eActros, the company revealed

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    Wolfspeed ahead for GM’s Ultium Drive supply


    GM has signed supplier agreement with US electronic subcomponents supplier Wolfspeed (formerly Cree) to secure the supply of silicon carbide devices that the carmaker said will enable it to install more efficient propulsion systems for its electric vehicles (EVs). 

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    Aluminium applications


    Electric vehicles battery enclosures are increasing overall vehicle weight, with lightweight materials for structural components, such as castings, can offset the rise. Rio Tinto’s Jerome Fourmann tells Nick Holt about new opportunities and production innovations