Interiors

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    Lightweighting of the future: Lotus reveals blueprints underpinning new EV sports range

    2021-09-23T09:07:00Z

    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.

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    Nissan and Envision AESC to build new EV battery plant in Japan - reports

    2021-08-10T11:42:00Z

    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.

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    Watch: Vehicle lightweighting rises to the top of the agenda for designers and engineers

    2021-07-12T05:00:00Z

    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.

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    NVH reduction for electric vehicle interiors

    2021-01-31T18:57:00Z

    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

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    Interior innovations

    2021-01-30T17:45:00Z

    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

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    AMS Environment and Sustainability 2020 – Greener production, battery recycling, decarbonising materials and more

    2020-11-24T11:49:00Z

    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

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    Porsche gets comfortable with 3D-printed seat technology

    2020-07-06T13:52:00Z

    An innovative alternative to conventional sports seat upholstery is in development with a 3D-printed bodyform full-bucket seat

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    Your webinar questions answered: How tier 1 suppliers are responding to tough headwinds

    2020-02-16T18:55:00Z

    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

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    Electric vehicles could transform role of tier 1 suppliers in manufacturing

    2020-01-22T15:24:00Z

    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

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    Talent on display

    2020-01-07T10:26:00Z

    Henkel’s Holger Scheufen examines the bonding and sealing solutions enabling more productive manufacturing in the automotive display market

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    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors – Kragujevac, Serbia

    2019-12-03T07:55:00Z

    Another major tier supplier has added its name to the list automotive players attracted to Serbia

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    Building to order

    2019-09-23T16:04:00Z

    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

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    Ford invests in EV and AV production

    2019-03-21T11:18:00Z

    US - Ford has said it will spend US$900m on its facilities in Michigan in order to ready for the production of both electric and autonomous vehicles. This is the l atest in a string of investments that the OEM has recently announced it will make in US plants. ...

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    Out now: ATS 2019

    2018-11-12T09:21:02Z

    For this, our third issue of the ATS supplement , we have spoken once again to key players in this crucial sector of the market, revealing their insight on the current state of automotive manufacturing. Piecing it all together Ian Henry identifies six themes from the moves, mergers and ...

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    Getting beneath the skin

    2018-11-12T08:45:00Z

    Specialists in automotive interiors have long been at the sharp end of sustainability issue. Gareth Price looks at the controls and techniques that are helping IAC Group improve process control and lower energy consumption Ever since environmental impact became a hot topic for discussion and action within the automotive ...

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    Making metal add up

    2018-09-13T12:30:55Z

    Additively manufactured metal parts present a challenge for high-volume production but at the other end of the scale, engineers are successfully developing the process for specialist, low volume parts. Mike Farish reports All over the automotive industry companies are exploring the potential of additive techniques to make parts in polymers ...

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    Waste not…

    2018-09-13T12:03:00Z

    Karen McCandless reports on vehicle-maker recycling projects ranging from plastic bottles to electric vehicle batteries As vehicle production numbers continue to increase, up from 11.9m in 2013 to 17m in 2017, so do the automotive industry’s waste management efforts continue to improve. The waste generated per unit produced in ...

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    Show us what you’re made of

    2018-05-11T15:27:34Z

    Dürr explains how, a variety of different materials are being used to construct the latest models hitting the market, and paint lines need to adapt accordingly The future belongs to electric vehicles (EVs), since they allow emission-free and sustainable mobility. The established car manufacturers are increasingly being joined in ...

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    Material matters

    2018-03-07T17:01:38Z

    New developments in polycarbonate in automotive applications offer a glimpse of the future Covestro's electric concept car includes polycarbonate wrap-around glazing Designed in 1967 Covestro’s (then Bayer) K67 showcased how plastics could be used to create a stylish performance car. Fifty years later specialist materials supplier opened the doors ...

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    A race for third place

    2018-03-02T12:24:48Z

    India’s vehicle sales are booming to the benefit of a handful of established manufacturers, but it’s still a tricky market for those on the sidelines Last year, India’s passenger vehicle market cracked 3m units for the first time, up 9% on 2016, according to data from Swedish analyst firm AID. ...