All Europe articles – Page 20

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    Watch: Factory of the future Livestream – The software-defined assembly line

    2021-05-26T18:58:00Z

    As automotive OEMs digitalise and connect factories, hear how the Audi Production Lab, ABB and Cosmotech are using real-time data, smart software and advanced automation to reshape vehicle production processes.

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    Audi cuts production again because of chip shortage

    2021-05-25T13:50:00Z

    Audi has confirmed that it will be putting 10,000 of its employees working at the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm assembly plants in Germany on reduced hours in June. A shortage in the supply of semiconductors, which is affecting the automotive industry globally, means Audi is having to cut output at the plants.

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    Škoda accelerates expansion of its production automation

    2021-05-21T15:37:00Z

    The OEM has developed a smart handling system at its Vrchlabí plant for the pick-and-place robots handling forged transmission shafts

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    AMS Factory of the future 2021 – Redefining the production line

    2021-05-18T13:26:00Z

    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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    Seat adds logistics cobots at Martorell

    2021-05-10T14:36:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has started using two autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) at its plant in Martorell for the picking of parts from its onsite storage warehouses.

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    VW cuts transport emissions by expanding Zwickau press shop

    2021-05-10T14:23:00Z

    Volkswagen’s electric vehicle (EV) assembly plant in Zwickau, Germany, has taken another step into sustainable manufacturing by investing €74m ($95m) to expand its press shop.

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    Watch: Electrifying Production – How to build an electric future (Pt.2)

    2021-05-06T19:10:00Z

    In the second part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how OEMs are ramping up EV production through modular strategies, data analytics and advanced joining and metrology tools. Featuring Volkswagen Group, Ford, Renishaw and Atlas Copco.

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    How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply

    2021-05-04T10:25:00Z

    OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor manufacturing to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet

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    Ford to build all-electric LCV at Craiova

    2021-04-27T11:17:00Z

    Following a $300m investment the new all-electric model is planned to launch in 2024 with Craiova following the Ford Cologne Electrified Vehicle Centre in Germany and Ford Otosan’s Kocaeli plant in Turkey to build all-electric vehicles

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    VW Braunschweig expands production of battery systems

    2021-04-19T09:05:00Z

    Once the phased expansion project is complete and the site is fully ramped up, it will have the capacity to produce up to 500,000 batteries a year for models based on the MEB platform

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    New paintshop sealing process for the Taycan

    2021-04-14T14:27:00Z

    Porsche, in collaboration with Tesa SE has developed a new production process to seal the holes in the car body that are required to ensure the complete application of the anti-corrosion coatings

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    Watch: Automotive suppliers charging ahead – Electrifying Production Series (Pt.1)

    2021-03-31T20:16:00Z

    In the first part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how vehicle electrification is changing major tier-1 suppliers’ manufacturing engineering and design, plant equipment and manufacturing strategies. Featuring experts from automotive suppliers and production specialists including Gestamp and ZF, Henkel and ABB.

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    Renault joins Veolia and Solvay in closed-loop battery recycling project

    2021-03-23T11:15:00Z

    Together with power provider Veolia and chemicals company Solvay, Renault is setting up a trial plant in France to recycle batteries from electric vehicles (EVs). The plant will be able to extract and purify end-of-life EV battery metals.

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    VW to have 240 GWh of battery plants in Europe by 2030

    2021-03-17T15:32:00Z

    Volkswagen Group plans to significantly increase battery cell production capacity and reshape the EV battery supply chain in Europe, with plans to have six ‘gigafactories’ by the end of the decade – including an expansion of its partnership with Sweden’s Northvolt. 

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    AMS E-mobility 2021 – Electric vehicle production powers up

    2021-03-17T12:26:00Z

    Our latest AMS digital edition is out with a special focus on the acceleration towards an all-electric future for automotive industry. The issue offers in-depth insight into leading carmaker’s and tier supplier EV strategies, looking at drivetrains, battery assembly and specialist materials, with interviews featuring Schaeffler, Atlas Copco, Outokumpu and more.

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    Carmakers pledge to switch to all-electric vehicles

    2021-03-15T19:57:00Z

    The wave of electrification is slowly turning into a tsunami, in Europe at least. Illya Verpraet takes a look at some of the big manufacturing plans in 2021

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    Playing catch-up in plastics recycling for automotive production

    2021-02-25T11:07:00Z

    A closed loop for plastics in the automotive industry has so far been a distant dream, as an unmanageable variety of mixed materials makes recycling them into new high-quality materials unviable. Fortunately, there are some promising new approaches on the horizon.

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    Ford Europe invests $1 billion in Cologne for EV production

    2021-02-23T10:23:00Z

    After JLR, Ford has also announced that all its vehicles for sale in Europe will be pure-electric by 2030. It is investing $1 billion in its Cologne (Köln) plant to make that a reality. This move will be supported by the sharing of the VW Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform.

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    Jaguar Land Rover reimagines its electric future

    2021-02-16T11:28:00Z

    Jaguar will be a purely electric vehicle (EV) maker by the middle of this decade, with its partner Land Rover adding six pure electric variants over the next five years as it aims to power 60% of its products with “zero-tailpipe powertrains” by 2030. The first pure-electric Land Rover will go on sale in 2024 and diesel models will be phased out in 2026.

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    REE Automotive opens UK engineering centre

    2021-02-16T10:35:00Z

    The new facility will accelerate engineering design, validation, verification and testing as the company prepares for mass production