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BMW Dingolfing

2019-07-09T13:41:00+01:00By AMS

BMW makes batteries and electric motors at its Dingolfing plant, as well as the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Series models. The company’s electrified vehicle sales increased by 40% during 2018 when compared to 2017. 

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A blaze in Bavaria

2019-07-09T10:58:00+01:00By Michael Nash

The foundations have been laid at BMW’s Dingolfing plant to make more electrified models and components, but more is yet to come. Michael Nash reports

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Customising production

2019-04-10T13:30:00+01:00By James Bakewell

James Bakewell reports on BMW’s growing use of additively produced parts in both vehicle personalising and series production applications

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Look to the future, it’s only just begun – AMS Podcast Episode 03

2019-04-10T11:47:00+01:00

With absolutely no apologies for quoting Slade, AMS Editor Nick Holt and AMS Deputy Editor Gareth Price see this Christmas as the ideal time to look back at a selection of topics featured in AMS magazine during 2018.

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Tariffs: controversy reigns with Trump and Brexit adding to confusion

2019-03-20T13:21:00+00:00By Ian Henry

In President Trump somewhat simplistic analysis, trade wars fought through the medium of tariffs are easy to win. Angered, apparently, by seeing too many Mercedes and BMWs on Fifth Avenue, Trump has threatened to invoke section 232 of the 1962 US Trade Expansion Act, raising tariffs from their current 2.5% ...

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Augmented assistance

2019-03-04T11:36:00+00:00By Michael Nash

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Magna to make new Toyota Supra

2019-01-15T17:03:29+00:00By AMS

Austria - Magna has announced that it will build the new Toyota Supra at its facility in Graz, Austria. The car was first revealed at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and is expected to enter production in early 2019.

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Show and tell

2019-01-08T12:22:00+00:00By Profil

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Asia’s other powerhouse

2019-01-04T15:58:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Already a dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturing hub, South-East Asia’s automotive industry is finding further opportunity in the growth of battery and hybrid vehicle production

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Paint technology and investments

2018-11-29T11:50:00+00:00By AMS

We report on the new technology, techniques and investments in the world of paintshop being implemented by vehicle-makers around the world…

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Sticking together

2018-11-27T15:07:00+00:00By ams_jamesbakewell

The use of a wide variety of materials throws-up significant production challenges and chief among those is joining. How can this plethora of materials be fixed together without affecting their structural integrity or their individual characteristics?

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Unease in the East

2018-11-21T14:15:00+00:00By Nick Gibbs

Falling sales, electrification and mega mergers: Nick Gibbs provides an overview of the current automotive industry trends in China

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BMW takes a virtual reality check

2018-11-21T10:02:21+00:00By aladmin

Germany – In preparation for ramp up of the new BMW 3 Series, virtual reality technology has enabled the OEM to set up cockpit preassembly workstations.

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Hot stamp harmony

2018-11-19T09:58:00+00:00By Zeiss

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Out now: ATS 2019

2018-11-12T09:21:02+00:00By Gareth Price

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.

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BMW Dingolfing to make Mini batteries

2018-11-06T12:38:20+00:00By AMS

Germany - BMW is investing an undisclosed amount in its Dingolfing plant in order to house the production of batteries for the all-electric Mini. The 'mid-double-digit-million-euro' amount will be used to construct a new assembly line and to implement 'extensive remodelling' measures.

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Set the controls

2018-11-06T12:19:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Expertise in plastic component manufacturing will be in ever greater demand during the emobility age. In preparation, global supplier Novares has taken on a new form

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Piecing it all together

2018-11-06T11:23:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Ian Henry identifies six themes from the moves, mergers and makeovers underway in the global automotive tier supply sector

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White light

2018-10-30T15:01:43+00:00By Michael Nash

Michael Nash visits Constellium’s new plant in White, Georgia, from where it supplies BMW with aluminium crash management systems

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Gestamp opens two new facilities

2018-10-29T10:52:17+00:00By AMS

Spain - The company has opened a new plant in Matsusaka - it's first in Japan. Costing around €40m (US$46m), the facility will be used to make body-in-white components using hot stamping, and will initially supply Honda.