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New paintshop sealing process for the Taycan

2021-04-14T14:27:00+01:00By AMS

Porsche, in collaboration with Tesa SE has developed a new production process to seal the holes in the car body that are required to ensure the complete application of the anti-corrosion coatings

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Watch: Automotive suppliers charging ahead – Electrifying Production Series (Pt.1)

2021-03-31T20:16:00+01:00By AMS

In the first part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how vehicle electrification is changing major tier-1 suppliers’ manufacturing engineering and design, plant equipment and manufacturing strategies. Featuring experts from automotive suppliers and production specialists including Gestamp and ZF, Henkel and ABB.

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Renault joins Veolia and Solvay in closed-loop battery recycling project

2021-03-23T11:15:00+00:00By AMS

Together with power provider Veolia and chemicals company Solvay, Renault is setting up a trial plant in France to recycle batteries from electric vehicles (EVs). The plant will be able to extract and purify end-of-life EV battery metals.

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VW to have 240 GWh of battery plants in Europe by 2030

2021-03-17T15:32:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Volkswagen Group plans to significantly increase battery cell production capacity and reshape the EV battery supply chain in Europe, with plans to have six ‘gigafactories’ by the end of the decade – including an expansion of its partnership with Sweden’s Northvolt. 

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AMS E-mobility 2021 – Electric vehicle production powers up

2021-03-17T12:26:00+00:00By AMS

Our latest AMS digital edition is out with a special focus on the acceleration towards an all-electric future for automotive industry. The issue offers in-depth insight into leading carmaker’s and tier supplier EV strategies, looking at drivetrains, battery assembly and specialist materials, with interviews featuring Schaeffler, Atlas Copco, Outokumpu and more.

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Carmakers pledge to switch to all-electric vehicles

2021-03-15T19:57:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

The wave of electrification is slowly turning into a tsunami, in Europe at least. Illya Verpraet takes a look at some of the big manufacturing plans in 2021

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Register: Electrifying Production – How to build an electric future (Pt.2)

2021-03-15T09:28:00+00:00By AMS

In the second part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how OEMs are ramping up electric vehicle production. We get an insider view on manufacturing innovations from Volkswagen Group and Ford, and further insights from manufacturing specialists Renishaw and Atlas Copco.

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Playing catch-up in plastics recycling for automotive production

2021-02-25T11:07:00+00:00By Chris Löwer, Illya Verpraet

A closed loop for plastics in the automotive industry has so far been a distant dream, as an unmanageable variety of mixed materials makes recycling them into new high-quality materials unviable. Fortunately, there are some promising new approaches on the horizon.

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Ford Europe invests $1 billion in Cologne for EV production

2021-02-23T10:23:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

After JLR, Ford has also announced that all its vehicles for sale in Europe will be pure-electric by 2030. It is investing $1 billion in its Cologne (Köln) plant to make that a reality. This move will be supported by the sharing of the VW Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform.

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Jaguar Land Rover reimagines its electric future

2021-02-16T11:28:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Jaguar will be a purely electric vehicle (EV) maker by the middle of this decade, with its partner Land Rover adding six pure electric variants over the next five years as it aims to power 60% of its products with “zero-tailpipe powertrains” by 2030. The first pure-electric Land Rover will go on sale in 2024 and diesel models will be phased out in 2026.

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REE Automotive opens UK engineering centre

2021-02-16T10:35:00+00:00By AMS

The new facility will accelerate engineering design, validation, verification and testing as the company prepares for mass production

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German carmakers race to secure European battery cell production

2021-02-15T13:34:00+00:00By Werner Beutnagel, Illya Verpraet

The millions of electric vehicles being produced also need millions of batteries. But where do the German manufacturers source their cells from?

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AMS Tier Supplier 2021 – Adapt, survive and thrive

2021-02-15T06:30:00+00:00By AMS

Our latest AMS digital edition is out with a special focus on how tier suppliers are seizing the opportunities emerging from the shift to e-mobility. The issue features in-depth insight on EV drivetrains, chassis development, electronics supply and creating smart interiors, with interviews featuring ZF, Gestamp, Yanfeng and more.

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AI and automation in automotive production need people and quality data to succeed

2020-12-23T16:19:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

Experts from BMW, Ford, Symbio Robotics and Cosmo Tech discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in automotive production need fast ramp-up times and adoption by employees to succeed. High-quality data and use of simulation are also key.

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AMS Winter 2020 – Supporting production through automation and AI

2020-12-21T16:20:00+00:00By AMS

The latest AMS edition is out with a special focus on automation opportunities, including for artificial intelligence and cobots. The issue features in-depth insight on robotics and new processes, with interviews featuring BMW, Fraunhofer, Drishti and many more.

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Watch: Supporting production through automation – from AI to cobots (EP.2)

2020-12-18T09:10:00+00:00By AMS

This Livestream Hour episode discusses how automation and AI can support automotive manufacturing with technology leaders from BMW and Ford, together with systems and software specialists.

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Integrating robotics and electric powertrains in BMW production

2020-12-14T15:01:00+00:00By Mark Smyth

BMW is on an EV offensive and is taking the opportunity to revamp its plants with automation and digital twins. Mark Smyth spoke to the global boss of production, Milan Nedeljković, about the challenges and opportunities

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Christian Friedl takes over as director of Seat Martorell

2020-12-08T12:11:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Christian Friedl is moving from Porsche to become director of Seat’s Martorell plant in Spain, starting from January 1. He replaces Rainer Fessel, who is moving to take over the management of the VW factory in Wolfsburg.

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Sustainability at the core of leadership at Scania and ArcelorMittal

2020-11-30T16:28:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

At last week’s inaugural AMS livestream, Scania’s Mathias Wijkström was joined by ArcelorMittal’s Hugo Da Gama Campos to discuss making automotive production greener and how it is vital to put sustainability at the heart of the production system.

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Watch: Strategies for Greener Production (EP.1)

2020-11-25T22:30:00+00:00By AMS

This AMS Livestream Hour episode discusses how automotive manufacturers are making their plants and value chains more sustainable through new processes and technology, with special guests including Scania and ArcelorMittal. Watch and download slides.