All Technology articles – Page 3

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    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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    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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    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

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    Volkswagen builds supply chain efficiency through industry-wide data exchange

    2021-04-27T10:01:00Z

    The OEM will be a founding member of Catena-X an industry network created to establish data standards for the automotive value chain and promote industry-wide data exchange

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    New paintshop sealing process for the Taycan

    2021-04-14T14:27:00Z

    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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    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.