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The co-evolution of EVs, architectures and production processes

2024-01-30T17:04:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Electric vehicles are reshaping manufacturing norms, from platform flexibility to crash protection systems, challenging traditional designs and material choices amidst evolving battery technologies. ArcelorMittal and Gestamp dive into challenges and solutions.

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Watch Now: Shaping the future: How electric vehicles are driving manufacturing decisions

2024-01-24T09:30:00+00:00

Explore electric vehicle (EV) architecture design and manufacturing complexities, from flexible platforms to battery integration challenges.

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Tata Steel to close two blast furnaces in Port Talbot causing major setback to regional automotive production

2024-01-23T14:42:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The closures are to have a significant impact on the automotive production environment and supply chains across the region. Is the transition to green steel upsetting traditional ecosystems?

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Steel resolve: why ArcelorMittal’s Multi Part Integration is leading the charge in sustainability and efficiency

2024-01-12T17:30:00+00:00By ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal’s innovative MPI approach emerges as a key player in the race towards sustainable automotive manufacturing.

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Design and manufacturing integration, digitalisation key to cost and sustainability gains for BMW’s Neue Klasse

2024-01-12T01:03:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

To realise large cost and emission savings on its EV architecture, BMW is redesigning vehicles and manufacturing in parallel, and rolling out rapid digital solutions.

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Managing materials choices – Fossil-free steel – AMS Expert Interview with SSAB

2023-12-19T18:09:00+00:00By Nick Holt

SSAB has produced and sold its Fossil-free steel, which is now being used in limited series production by Volvo

Porsche partners with H2GS for green steel in sustainable production ramp 2026

Porsche partners with H2GS for green steel in sustainable production ramp 2026

2023-11-27T17:22:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Porsche adopts CO2-reduced steel from 2026 via deal with H2 Green Steel, ensuring low-emission supply just a year after H2GS kicks off in Boden, Sweden.

The two companies have already begun making strides towards sustainability in the industry

SSAB and Gestamp forge automotive sustainability partnership for fossil-free steel

2023-10-31T15:28:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Leading Swedish steel producer, SSAB, and Spanish metal component supplier, Gestamp, partner to transform automotive steel with sustainability and performance at its core.

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Managing materials choices – Fossil-free steel

2023-10-24T11:26:00+01:00By Nick Holt

SSAB has produced and sold its Fossil-free steel, which is now being used in limited series production by Volvo. Experts from SSAB and Volvo Group share some insights into the wider acceptance of these materials and how they are managing this with greater transparency.

To overcome challenges, automakers are turning to advanced automation and robotics, which play a central role in streamlining these evolving production processes to ensure an efficient and sustainable future

Battery production and design need to be optimised together, says Volvo Trucks and ABB

2023-10-09T17:57:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Experts from the truckmaker and automation specialist pointed to the benefits of aligning battery engineering and production processes in an AMS livestream.

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Gestamp joins Catena-X digital supply chain exchange

2023-10-03T11:52:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Parts maker Gestamp has joined the Catena-X digital platform to advance its circular economy and technological innovation

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The evolution of EV battery enclosures: balancing optimisation, safety and cost-effectiveness

2023-08-16T15:51:00+01:00By Martin Kahl

The battery enclosures used in the first wave of EVs to hit the market after 2010 were designed to be sealed firmly shut. This took to an extreme the need to be impenetrable, crash proof, fireproof, waterproof and tamper-proof and resulted in mostly irreparable batteries and recycling processes that frequently require people in protective clothing using crow bars to prise open the enclosures protecting these very heavy, high-voltage machines. But technologies and production strategies are fast-evolving.

The primary objective of the collaboration is to promote the recycling of steel scrap and drive the production of low CO2-emissions products containing high scrap content on a commercial scale

ArcelorMittal and Gestamp partner to enhance scrap steel utilisation in automotive manufacturing

2023-07-25T10:13:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Key collaboration between ArcelorMittal and Gestamp optimises automotive manufacturing through enhanced scrap steel utilisation

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Steel solutions for e-mobility

2023-07-11T16:18:00+01:00By ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is engaged in the development of the future mobility through the Steel E-Motive project lead by WorldAutoSteel and creating new solutions to simplify the car manufacturing operations

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Sustainable Steel – AMS Expert Interview with SSAB

2023-07-05T18:34:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Jonas Adolfsson and Manuel Otto business development managers in the mobility division at SSAB discuss fossil-free steel

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Forming innovations – press shops get smarter

2023-06-15T09:17:00+01:00By Mike Farish

Digital tools are playing a major part in innovating press shop operations with data gathering and AI increasing the visibility and efficiency of the forming process

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GM and Mercedes-Benz both sign up for green steel

2023-06-12T16:38:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The two companies have signed seperate deals for green steel, with GM focusing on supplying its North American plants, and Mercedes-Benz on its European factories. 

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Shaping the future – Developing electric vehicle architectures

2023-05-02T17:36:00+01:00By Michael Nash

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

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Watch: Structural change – Developing vehicle architectures optimised for EV manufacturing

2023-04-25T17:00:00+01:00

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.

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Form and function: Developing production processes and structures for electric vehicle architectures

2023-04-25T10:18:00+01:00By Nick Holt, Christopher Ludwig

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

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