Additive/3D Printing

Production in a different dimension, all the news and developments from this cutting edge sector.

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Additive manufacturing: Supporting sustainable production


3D printing is advancing, and while new materials and processes could make it more eco-friendly, experts think that component elimination may be the way forward

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Join DESIGN4PRODUCTION: innovating across car design and manufacturing engineering


Automotive design and manufacturing experts will share insights at Design4Production in Munich on 15 May on how to accelerate innovation, efficiency and sustainability.

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AMS & ABB Automotive Manufacturing Outlook Survey 2023 results: A positive outlook despite evolving challenges


Download our latest global survey results to gain expert insight into automotive manufacturing trends, gauge the current sentiment across the automotive sector and learn about the broader industry outlook for 2024 and beyond.

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Additive manufacturing and simulation technologies: an agile and resilient powerhouse in engine development


Punch Torino elevates automotive engine production through collaboration with Markforged, a leader in additive manufacturing. This partnership fuels the creation of 3D-printed tools, including camshaft locking tools and simulation technology. By tackling crucial challenges and streamlining design iterations, the partnership achieves enhanced efficiency, cuts costs and contributes to the promotion of sustainable mobility within the automotive industry. Here’s how…

To overcome challenges, automakers are turning to advanced automation and robotics, which play a central role in streamlining these evolving production processes to ensure an efficient and sustainable future

Battery production and design need to be optimised together, says Volvo Trucks and ABB


Experts from the truckmaker and automation specialist pointed to the benefits of aligning battery engineering and production processes in an AMS livestream.

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Ready for the next generation in Spartanburg


As BMW prepares to build EVs and batteries in Spartanburg, it has expanded training programmes, with emphasis on safety, change management and youth outreach.

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Bentley appoints Andreas Lehe as new Board Member for Manufacturing


Andreas Lehe joins Bentley as Board Member for Manufacturing, commencing 1 September and replaces Peter Bosch, who moved to CARIAD as CEO in June.


Shaping the future – Developing electric vehicle architectures


In our AMS Evolution Livestream experts from ArcelorMittal and Gestamp tackle EV production challenges and explain how digital tools, new technologies, processes and materials innovations could help solve some key issues


Solving electric vehicle production challenges with smart manufacturing and logistics


Siemens discusses how the latest digital tools are enabling the transition to e-mobility and explains why these are now essential to OEMs and tier suppliers if they are to create transparent, sustainable supply chains

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Bentley starts work on new Launch Quality Centre and Engineering Technical Centre


Bentley says the new facility will be integral to its preparations for future battery-powered electric vehicle production


​Henkel Adhesives grips tight to growth through EV battery innovation


With a focus on research, Henkel has joined automakers and battery producers in the pursuit of better EVs through hard-won scientific advances.

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Framework for adapting passive grippers in the assembly line


Digital framework developed to support design of passive grippers and adaptive assembly operations

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AMS Autumn 2022 – Turning virtual into a reality


The latest AMS digital edition details how digital tools are playing an increasingly important role in planning and improving production processes, featuring in-depth features on BMW, Audi, Skoda, Ford and more.

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AMS Summer 2022 – BMW prepares for Neue Klasse EV platform


The latest AMS digital edition details how battery, EV and digital production processes are reshaping automotive manufacturing, featuring in-depth features on BMW, Tata, ZF, Britishvolt, Ford, Bentley and more.


Cadillac Celestiq to be built by hand at GM’s Global Technical Center


The automaker will invest $81m to produce the car at its R&D hub in Warren, Michigan.

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Bentley increases use of additive manufacturing


3D printing makes its mark in the luxury segment as early adopter, Bentley, increases its use of this process beyond prototyping


Ford fully automates 3D printing


A new approach by Ford sees the combination of robotic and additive manufacturing technologies to facilitate the implementation of additive techniques in a completely autonomous and automated manner


3D printing: a step closer to mainstream production


New technologies and materials create more opportunities for additive manufacturing in automotive applications

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Every production challenge has a cloud solution at ZF


Chief digital officer René Deist tells the AMS Evolution Summit how the global tier one supplier is using the cloud to transform manufacturing and better leverage data analytics and artificial intelligence

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Factory futures: networked, data-driven, flexibly automated


Manufacturing experts share their vision for current and future automotive production technology, including leaders from Ford, Cognex, Symbio Robotics and Jay Global Techno Alliance

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