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    EV drivetrains inspire new production processes

    2021-03-29T18:02:00Z

    Boosted by the rapid shift towards electrification, powertrain production is finding new efficiencies. Götz Fuchslocher found out how manufacturers and suppliers are upgrading everything from soft- and hardware, to their processes and their staff

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    The challenges of a transition from ICE to EV production for automotive manufacturers and the implications for assembly plants

    2021-03-26T12:28:00Z

    As automotive manufacturers make the transition to electric propulsion, the challenges they face from compressed development timescales, ever tightening regulatory limits and technology churn, mean they must adapt very quickly to change. Automotive Manufacturing Solutions spoke to Patrick Matthews, ABB Robotics head of powertrain for their OEM automotive division, on how ABB’s approach can help support OEMs through the transition process while retaining the ability to accommodate changes in production requirements

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    All systems go at Schaeffler

    2021-03-23T11:31:00Z

    E-mobility is increasingly changing Schaeffler from a component manufacturer to a full-system supplier. Matthias Zink, CEO of the company’s Automotive Technologies division, talks to Ralf Bretting and Pascal Nagel about how the supplier is preparing for the powertrain mix of the future and why the discussion about electrification could do with more honesty

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    80% aluminium throughput: Chemetall’s competence in car body pre-treatment

    2021-03-23T09:16:00Z

    The ongoing drive to reduce vehicle weight is seeing an increasing percentage of aluminium being used in car bodies. In the context of this lightweighting challenge, an ambitious joint effort by Chemetall and Porsche has achieved a targeted share of 80% aluminium throughput in a phosphating pre-treatment plant

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    AMS E-mobility 2021 – Electric vehicle production powers up

    2021-03-17T12:26:00Z

    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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    Magna’s new US facility to build EV battery enclosures

    2021-03-02T10:33:00Z

    The new Magna Electric Vehicle Structures plant will be built in St. Clair, Michigan

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    Hyundai breaks ground on first overseas fuel cell plant

    2021-03-02T10:10:00Z

    HTWO Guangzhou, aims to produce 6,500 fuel cell systems per year, increasing capacity in line with market demand

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    BMW to construct new US training centre at Spartanburg

    2021-02-23T10:22:00Z

    The OEM has broken ground on the new 67,000 sq. ft. building at its South Carolina manufacturing site

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    REE Automotive opens UK engineering centre

    2021-02-16T10:35:00Z

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

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    AMS Tier Supplier 2021 – Adapt, survive and thrive

    2021-02-15T06:30:00Z

    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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    Powertrain to the people

    2021-02-08T19:04:00Z

    As the automotive industry rapidly electrifies, powertrain suppliers have to adapt, but Illya Verpraet finds out that ZF is on board with the transition, enjoying more freedom in both engineering and manufacturing

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    Volkswagen Components begins battery recycling pilot

    2021-02-01T10:23:00Z

    The Salzgitter plant has started operations to create a closed-loop process for recovering raw materials from lithium-ion batteries

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    Securing semiconductor supply

    2021-02-01T09:20:00Z

    A shortage of semiconductors is hampering global automotive production around the world. Bettina Weiss, chief of staff and global smart mobility lead at electronics association SEMI, tells Marcus Williams why this is happening and why OEMs need to forge more direct links with the chip manufacturers

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    NVH reduction for electric vehicle interiors

    2021-01-31T18:57:00Z

    Brian Pour, president and CEO of Auria Solutions, identifies the increasing importance of electric vehicles as a major factor influencing the development of vehicle interiors and one that will pick up even more pace given recent political change. Mike Farish reports

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    Interior innovations

    2021-01-30T17:45:00Z

    The new generation of electric vehicles offer a great opportunity to accelerate the development of smart interiors. Mike Farish reports on the application of new technologies and materials

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    All-new Rogue closes the recycling loop

    2021-01-26T10:21:00Z

    The 2021 model SUV is company’s first global model built using ‘closed-loop’ recycling system for aluminium parts

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    Semiconductor shortage will hit auto industry well into 2021

    2021-01-19T16:39:00Z

    An ongoing shortage in semiconductor supply is disrupting production of parts and vehicles around the world. The supply bottleneck, which is caused by a combination of factors, including the impact of Covid-19 on production in the first half of 2020 and on manufacturing investment, is affecting a number of major carmakers and their suppliers.

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    AMS Winter 2020 – Supporting production through automation and AI

    2020-12-21T16:20:00Z

    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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    Smart customisation

    2020-12-21T12:34:00Z

    AWL has developed a platform of modules for welding, handling and jigs called M-Line. AMS finds out why this represents a completely new approach to creating flexible production cells

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    Taking control of safety

    2020-12-21T12:18:00Z

    Wireless solutions can promote safety, increase efficiency and bring economic benefits when it comes to managing automated guided vehicles and mobile robots