The latest news and devlopments in the world of assembly.


Gripper algorithm computational framework to learn new gripping Washington University

Framework for adapting passive grippers in the assembly line

2022-10-03T15:40:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

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


EV battery repair and recycling

2022-09-29T17:45:00+01:00By Henkel

There are several issues with EV batteries that have traditionally posed problems for servicing, repairing and recycling. Henkel looks at the challenges and discusses some solutions

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AMS Autumn 2022 – Turning virtual into a reality

2022-09-22T16:46:00+01:00By AMS

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.


Flexible automation – vision systems

2022-09-20T10:15:00+01:00By AWL-Techniek

Dealing with the pandemic, supply chain issues and move to electric vehicle production has seen a renewed focus on automation in the automotive industry. AWL experts, Gerhard Junte, Business Unit manager Automotive and Sander Lensen, Technology manager, discuss some of the trends driving this and how developments in vision systems ...

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Keeping it simple: Volta Trucks, ArcelorMittal on keys to start-up success

2022-09-09T12:59:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Peter Murphy

Volta Trucks has stuck to innovating only where it counts to launch on time while upstream ArcelorMittal is seeking to simplify steel component procurement.

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Register: Building the Green Machine

2022-09-08T09:22:00+01:00By AMS

Join this livestream on how vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are fast-tracking energy reduction, circular economy and greener materials to save costs and achieve decarbonisation goals, featuring experts from OEMs, SSAB and more. Thursday October 6 at 9.30 EST / 14.30 BST / 15.30 CEST

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Hankook to start bus, truck tyre production in US as part of $1.6bn Tennessee expansion

2022-09-06T15:09:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The South Korean tyre maker will double output of passenger car and light truck tyres to 11 million on completion of the investment around 2026.


Mercedes starts production of the new EQS SUV at Tuscaloosa

2022-08-30T10:04:00+01:00By AMS

Mercedes said production of the EQS at Tuscaloosa is a key step in its global initiative to produce eight all-electric vehicles at seven sites on three continents this year

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AMTE Power selects Dundee as site for battery cell mega-factory

2022-08-02T09:50:00+01:00By AMS

AMTE Power accelerates it plans towards high volume battery cell production with plans for a mega-factory near the city of Dundee

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What Vorsprung durch Technik means for Audi manufacturing in 2022

2022-07-28T19:59:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Audi is making progress in production through virtual reality, AI and software prototype builds, modular assembly, quality control and energy conservation.

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Watch: Are all OEMs start-up manufacturers now?

2022-07-28T11:18:00+01:00By AMS

In this livestream, learn how OEM start-ups can short time to market in manufacturing and re-engineer body structures, featuring the head of manufacturing at Volta Trucks and ArcelorMittal.


Cars à la carte – Audi trials modular production to control customisation costs

2022-07-25T22:01:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The premium OEM is applying the efficiency focus that has fine-tuned production lines over many years to the more bespoke tasks in modular assembly as EV and supply complexity increases.


Whitepaper: Flexible & modular manufacturing made easy

2022-07-19T14:55:00+01:00By Magswitch, sponsor partner

Discover how to improve flexibility, sustainability, quality, and throughput while enabling cost efficiency in this exclusive whitepaper

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Man and machine: Using technology to push efficiency boundaries in logistics and assembly

2022-07-18T16:14:00+01:00By Peter Murphy, Christopher Ludwig

Experts discuss how they are using digital technology to streamline time-consuming and expensive processes from supply chain monitoring to assembly planning.

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AMS Summer 2022 – BMW prepares for Neue Klasse EV platform

2022-07-08T15:06:00+01:00By AMS

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.


Charging ahead: preparing for the UK’s first gigafactory – AMS podcast with Britishvolt

2022-07-05T10:28:00+01:00By Nick Holt

For this podcast AMS interviewed Britishvolt’s CIO, David Threlfall to talk about progress with the gigafactory, developing the digital infrastructure for production, building in sustainable and flexible processes.


BMW to develop and produce e-drives in Steyr, Austria plant from 2025

2022-06-21T10:15:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

BMW will develop and produce its next generation of e-drives in Steyr, making around 600,000 units a year.


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

2022-06-20T16:05:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

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


Hyundai announces $5.5 billion investment in vehicle and battery plant in Georgia, US

2022-05-30T11:50:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The South Korean automaker will make batteries at the plant with a yet-to-be-named strategic partner.

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Watch: Connected factories, predictable futures

2022-05-25T17:42:00+01:00By AMS

This AMS livestream explores how Ford, Fraunhofer IPA and other OEMs are advancing smart factories to optimise assembly lines, improve quality and reduce errors, leveraging connected data for digital twins and AI-driven manufacturing planning. 

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