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Europe’s carmakers dim lights, turn back to coal, oil, on approach to bleak winter

2022-09-21T15:38:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Automakers crimp energy use and reluctantly turn to coal and oil but options may be more limited for component and material suppliers upstream.

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Keeping it simple: Volta Trucks, ArcelorMittal on keys to start-up success

2022-09-09T12:59:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Peter Murphy

Volta Trucks has stuck to innovating only where it counts to launch on time while upstream ArcelorMittal is seeking to simplify steel component procurement.

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Register: Building the Green Machine

2022-09-08T09:22:00+01:00By AMS

Join this livestream on how vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are fast-tracking energy reduction, circular economy and greener materials to save costs and achieve decarbonisation goals, featuring experts from OEMs, SSAB and more. Thursday October 6 at 9.30 EST / 14.30 BST / 15.30 CEST

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Watch: Are all OEMs start-up manufacturers now?

2022-07-28T11:18:00+01:00By AMS

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.

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Battery Electric Vehicles – steel applications for the B-segment

2022-07-05T07:07:00+01:00By ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal says with the B-segment looking to to be a mass market car for the EV market, an affordable, sustainable architecture is a fundamental requirement

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Creating sustainable steel – AMS Expert Interview with SSAB

2022-06-30T11:48:00+01:00By SSAB

In this podcast steel producer SSAB discusses how it is targeting fossil free production as the drive for sustainable materials in automotive applications gathers pace

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After tailpipes, auto industry ponders CO2 purge from its materials

2022-05-27T12:57:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Volvo, Polestar and SSAB ponder how to wring out CO2 from materials now that the internal combustion engine’s fate is virtually sealed.

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SSAB says making climate-neutral vehicles has already begun

2022-03-28T17:33:00+01:00By SSAB

Decarbonizing the entire automotive supply chain seems like a daunting challenge, but it has already begun. SSAB offers some insights into some successful projects using fossil-free steel

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AMS EVolution summit returns with fresh new format and guest speakers

2022-02-17T22:57:00+00:00By AMS

The Automotive Manufacturing Solutions EVolution Summit returns this spring from 17th - 19th May with a brand-new format and with a mission to provide unique and exclusive insight into the world of automotive production.

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Megacasting: a chance to rethink body manufacturing

2022-02-10T05:31:00+00:00By Götz Fuchslocher

The aluminium die-casting process could revolutionise body construction. Professor Wolfram Volk, the department head for forming technology and casting at the Technical University of Munich, explains the advantages and disadvantages of so-called ‘mega’- or ‘gigacasting’.

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Volvo investing $1.1 billion in Gothenburg site to support huge electrification push

2022-02-08T14:06:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

In the coming years, Volvo Cars will be investing SEK 10 billion ($1.1 billion) into its manufacturing plant in the Torslanda province of Gothenburg, Sweden, as preparation for the production of the next generation of fully electric cars.

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BMW expands sources of low-carbon steel to advance 2030 sustainability goals

2022-02-08T12:12:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

The BMW Group has signed a corresponding agreement with Salzgitter AG to deliver low-carbon steel.

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Multi Part Integration: Optimising vehicle structures

2021-12-14T11:39:00+00:00By ArcelorMittal

Reducing materials use and vehicle weight are key considerations for OEMs. ArcelorMittal discusses its new Multi Part Integration concept and how this can simplify the vehicle production process

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GM to invest $46 million in Parma metal stamping plant

2021-11-09T11:14:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

General Motors has unveiled plans to invest over $46m at its Parma, Ohio, metal stamping operation to expand equipment upgrades and lay the foundation for the facility to support future product programs.

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Heavy-duty lightweighting

2021-10-25T17:22:00+01:00By SSAB

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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AMS Lightweighting 2021 – Weighing the options

2021-09-27T07:00:00+01:00By AMS

This edition features insights on how manufacturing engineers and designers are taking new approaches to vehicle architectures and production to integrate lighter, more efficient materials – especially for EVs – to reduce weight and improve sustainability. Featuring Ford, Gestamp, Rio Tinto, ArcelorMittal, Dreistern and more

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Autonomous vehicles: developing safe battery structures

2021-08-26T18:06:00+01:00By ArcelorMittal

Owain Davies, Vehicle Architecture Leader, Steel E-motive project, discusses how AHSS is improving high voltage battery design and integration in electric vehicles for MaaS applications

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Cost and opportunity: experts unveil the contradictions at the core of lightweighting EVs

2021-08-09T16:10:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Lightweighting has become one of the most important features when it comes to designing EVs. As calls for more sustainable production practices become louder, creators are looking at new innovative ways to lighten the load.

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Lightweighting the EV is a challenge to celebrate

2021-07-12T09:43:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

There is a new impetus to save weight as vehicles become powered by electric powertrains. Reducing the weight of a vehicle by optimising the mix of materials and the application in design is now a key focus.

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

2021-07-12T05:00:00+01:00By AMS

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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