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  • LG Magna e-Powertrain HQ 02
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    LG and Magna create JV for electric powertrains

    2021-07-28T18:47:00Z

    The new company, to be called LG Magna e-Powertrain, will be located in Incheon, South Korea and will produce electric drivetrain systems

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    Article

    Thinking outside the box: lightweight battery enclosures

    2021-07-27T09:47:00Z

    The lightweighting of electric vehicle (EV) structures is a key element in helping to extend the endurance ranges necessary to accelerate their increasing adoption. A specific target for weight reduction is the compartment used to house the batteries

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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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    Watch: Vehicle light-weighting rises to the top of the agenda for designers and engineers

    2021-07-12T05:00:00Z

    This livestream investigates how designers and engineers at Ford, Gestamp and key suppliers are using innovative materials and creating light-weight architectures, including for models like the Ford F-150 Lightning and Maverick compact truck.

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    Voice

    Future-proofing automotive suppliers: Dealing with technological change and uncertain demand

    2021-07-09T12:14:00Z

    The need for greater flexibility in automotive manufacturing is already influencing investment decisions within OEMs but also has major implications for the supply chain. Automotive Manufacturing Solutions (AMS) spoke to Tanja Vainio, Managing Director, Business Line Automotive Tier 1, Robotics and Discrete Automation Business at ABB about the challenges ahead and the available solutions.

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    Making shopfloor management an asset in the smart factory

    2021-07-02T16:40:00Z

    No matter how comprehensive the digitalisation and automation, the human factor still drives the modern smart factory. And yet, the intersection of man and machine, the shopfloor management, needs a rethink to become an asset in the data driven production line. Report by Chris Löwer

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    Digitalising production scheduling: Connecting with reality

    2021-06-28T17:11:00Z

    With automotive manufacturers faced with rapidly changing markets, Siemens discusses how they can transform variability on the shopfloor into predictable and executable production schedules

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    Volkswagen to develop 3D printing process for vehicle production

    2021-06-21T10:19:00Z

    VW has entered into a software partnership with Siemens and expanded its existing collaboration with printer manufacturer HP to develop 3D printing processes to support future production operations

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    EV battery supply chains on the move

    2021-06-08T13:34:00Z

    As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.

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    Smarter, greener paintshops

    2021-06-02T08:30:00Z

    Efficiency, flexibility and sustainability are now more important than ever in automotive manufacturing operations. Geico Taikisha explains how new developments in the digital management of paintshop systems and processes can deliver on these requirements

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    Decarbonising steel production

    2021-05-27T12:05:00Z

    Last year ArcelorMittal set out its strategy for decarbonising steel production. The steel producer has now launched a number of new initiatives to support this under the XCarb brand.

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    Watch: Factory of the future Livestream – The software-defined assembly line

    2021-05-26T18:58:00Z

    As automotive OEMs digitalise and connect factories, hear how the Audi Production Lab, ABB and Cosmotech are using real-time data, smart software and advanced automation to reshape vehicle production processes.

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    Article

    Ford and SKI form JV to localise battery supply in US

    2021-05-25T09:17:00Z

    Ford has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with lithium-ion battery maker SK Innovation (SKI) for a joint venture to manufacture battery cells and finished packs in the US.

  • AMS Factory of the Future, Redefining the Production Line
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    AMS Factory of the future 2021 – Redefining the production line

    2021-05-18T13:26:00Z

    Flexibility is a key factor in enabling OEMs produce the growing number of electric vehicle variants. Our latest digital edition focuses on how and where OEMs are employing the latest digital technologies in AR, VR and AI to develop networked factories, with shared tooling and data, and cellular production stations. This issue features insights from Honda, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Epic Games and 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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    Voice

    Automation advancing flexibility

    2021-05-17T18:17:00Z

    In a fast-changing industry, OEM production operations must be highly flexible to remain competitive. ABB discusses how the latest automation systems can support this requirement and the need for a mind-set change in the approach to facility planning

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    VW cuts transport emissions by expanding Zwickau press shop

    2021-05-10T14:23:00Z

    Volkswagen’s electric vehicle (EV) assembly plant in Zwickau, Germany, has taken another step into sustainable manufacturing by investing €74m ($95m) to expand its press shop.

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    Automotive paintshop colour changes: reducing waste and cost

    2021-05-10T14:22:00Z

    The need to multiply the number of colour changes on their paint lines sees car manufacturers waste thousands of litres of paint every year. Sames Kremlin says new innovations can reduce waste and cost

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

    2021-05-06T19:10:00Z

    In the second part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how OEMs are ramping up EV production through modular strategies, data analytics and advanced joining and metrology tools. Featuring Volkswagen Group, Ford, Renishaw and Atlas Copco.

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    Voice

    Pathway to carbon neutral steel

    2021-05-05T13:57:00Z

    Reducing carbon emissions throughout the automotive supply chain and production process is a priority for vehicle makers. Last year ArcelorMittal set out its strategy for decarbonising steel production. The steel producer has now launched a number of new initiatives to support this