All articles by Nick Holt – Page 4

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    Watch: New magic in the dark art of lightweighting

    2022-05-23T10:10:00Z

    Ignacio, Jérôme and Prof. Volk explain the magic behind the art of lighweighting all whilst factoring in cost, performance, safety concerns and the impact on manufacturing process.

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    Watch: Flexible factories - future-proofing automotive manufacturing

    2022-05-23T09:33:00Z

    Cengiz Kizilkan and Romain Herry explain how flexibility and adaptability is playing a major role in next-generation production lines and helping manufacturers create models simultaneously and quickly.

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    Watch: Scaling up battery cell production

    2022-05-19T15:40:00Z

    AMTE Power’s Kevin Brundish and Hexagon’s Ignazio Dentici discuss the challanges and opportunities in battery gigafactory development.

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    Watch: Tata Motors in an era of change

    2022-05-19T14:00:00Z

    Tata Motors Mohan Savarkar describes how manufacturers are adapting their end-to-end processes all whilst meeting aggressive sustainability goals.

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    Calibrating the complex: Machine learning in action

    2022-03-29T11:09:00Z

    Machine learning is developing into an effective tool in automotive design and engineering applications. Secondmind CEO, Gary Brotman shares some insights into how this works as the industry transitions to electric vehicles

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    Volvo’s mega changemaker

    2022-02-28T13:30:00Z

    Javier Varela, senior vice-president of engineering and operations, is leading Volvo Cars’ industrial transformation, from platform engineering through to vehicle production. He explains key steps in the carmaker’s ramp up in EV and battery output, and how it will achieve ambitious sustainability targets

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    The die is cast for Volvo’s future EV production

    2022-02-08T09:13:00Z

    One of the key pillars of Volvo’s investment in electric vehicles will be the application of aluminium megacasting to produce large structural parts. Mikael Fermér, solution architect for vehicle platforms at Volvo Cars, explains the significance of this change for EV production.

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    Porsche: Inside the Macan paintshop

    2022-01-10T18:45:00Z

    During our recent AMS Livestream on developing and operating more sustainable, flexible paintshops, Henning Steinborn, head of paintshop and Klaus Koberg, who is head of paintshop Maintenance, both from Porsche’s Leipzig plant, offered some insights into how the premium vehicle maker has developed its paint operations

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    Supporting the supply chain

    2021-11-23T09:18:00Z

    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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    Expansion plans, sustainability and new EV batteries

    2021-11-02T11:20:00Z

    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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    Aluminium applications

    2021-09-30T17:41:00Z

    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 

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    Stress test: new modelling approach for component fatigue testing

    2021-09-16T18:36:00Z

    The development of lightweight structures and components for electric vehicles has created a demand for more comprehensive and modern test-and-measurement processes to evaluate component fatigue and service life. Lucia Barbu, research professor and project coordinator at Fatigue4light gives insight into the challenges and solutions

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    In a state of flux: EV motor development

    2021-08-17T12:48:00Z

    Electric motor development is key to improving the performance of EVs. AMS spoke to Paul Price, chief technology officer at electric motor developer IRP about optimising design for manufacture and developing better driving performance

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    Canoo charts a new course in production

    2021-07-19T18:59:00Z

    With a new management team, manufacturing strategy and approach to production, Canoo continues to develop its business. AMS spoke with VP for manufacturing, Frank Faga, to find out more 

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    Game changer: video game technology supporting production line development

    2021-05-18T09:58:00Z

    AMS spoke with Simon Jones, director of Epic’s Unreal Engine Enterprise division to find out why video game technology is proving so useful to production engineers

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    VR training for assembly operations

    2021-05-18T07:33:00Z

    Introducing a completely new model to the production line and ramping up to mass production is a challenge. The team at Honda’s East liberty Auto plant have deployed a VR training system to support the assembly line workers with impressive results

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    Building the battery pack

    2021-03-23T12:08:00Z

    While cell manufacture is still largely in the realm of specialist producers, more OEMs are now assembling the battery pack inhouse, but this can be a complex task requiring specialist tooling. Nick Holt reports

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    Non-magnetic materials for EV motors

    2021-03-14T22:48:00Z

    The development of electric vehicles is seeing the increasing use of materials with particular properties. Stainless steel is one example that offers applications in body structures and drivetrains

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    Power to the people

    2020-12-20T19:01:00Z

    AI deployed in supporting manual assembly operations can be a powerful tool according to Dr Prasad Akella, CEO at Drishti

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    Advancing machine learning

    2020-12-20T17:48:00Z

    Assembly operations still offer a lot of potential for automation. A new project aims to take machine learning to the next level