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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.

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3D printing: a step closer to mainstream production

2022-06-07T10:29:00+01:00By Mike Farish

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

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Watch: The AI/data loop leading the digital revolution

2022-05-23T19:18:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Tomorrow’s digital smart factories will be more efficent, improve quality, cut costs and unlock insights into deeper automotive manufacturing say this panel of experts from BMW, Secondmind, ATS Global and Lancaster University.

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Watch: Transforming Factories from ICE to EV

2022-05-23T10:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Car factories need to transition in the next few years - our panellists agree there will be challanges and opportunities in the new era of automotive production.

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Watch: Flexible factories - future-proofing automotive manufacturing

2022-05-23T09:33:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Cengiz Kizilkan and Romain Herry explain how flexibility and adaptability is playing a major role in next-generation production lines and helping manufacturers create models simultaneously and quickly.

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REE Automotive takes next step with commercial production capabilities

2022-05-17T09:32:00+01:00By AMS

The company adopts a cloud-based robotic manufacturing approach for its planned network of Integration Centres

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Verkor CEO calls for ramping up of European battery output to meet EV demand, compete with Asia

2022-04-12T11:01:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

While the expansion of battery operations often focuses on the advent of new technology, flexibility on the shop floor or democratisation, investors are also concerned with a raw improvement in output.

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Automation and managing crisis: How Scania is revolutionising its factory floor

2022-04-04T17:08:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Scania gave AMS an exclusive insight into its endeavours in digitalisation, automation, and software development on the factory floor.

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VW commits $7.1 billion investment to expand EV manufacturing footprint in North America

2022-03-22T13:52:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Volkswagen has committed a $7.1 billion investment to boost its product line-up, R&D capabilities and manufacturing capacity in North America across the next five years.

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Ford and VW expand collaboration with plans for new electric model using MEB platform

2022-03-15T11:37:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Ford Motor and Volkswagen Group are growing their e-mobility partnership amid plans to produce a new electric model based on the MEB platform for the European market. Following plans to introduce another 7 EVs in Europe by 2024, Ford also aims to double its planned MEB volume to 1.2m units across six years.

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Britishvolt and Glencore agree to expand battery recycling capacity in the UK

2022-02-03T10:43:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Britishvolt has announced a joint venture with strategic partner Glencore to build a battery recycling ecosystem in the UK.

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Strategies for a European battery supply chain

2022-01-24T18:11:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

Battery manufacturing experts from ACC, Dräxlmeier and Rockwell Automation discuss the changes underway in the European battery supply chain, and what is needed to be done to secure production and supply for the automotive industry. 

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Semiconductor investment boom begins in US with Intel’s $20 billion for Ohio factory

2022-01-24T16:57:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Intel plans to invest $20 billion in the construction of a new factory in Ohio to alleviate the ongoing global microchip shortages and develop local supply chains in North America.

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Watch: 3D Vision Solutions for Automotive Challenges

2021-09-03T00:22:00+01:00By COGNEX, sponsor partner

Automotive inspection systems use 3D machine vision solutions to meet specific requirements and improve manufacturing quality.

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

2021-05-26T18:58:00+01:00By AMS

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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VW and Ford invest in flexible production for an uncertain future

2021-05-11T09:48:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

The speed of change in the technology of cars and rapid electrification requires new manufacturing equipment and is making expensive old machines redundant, but exactly where the industry is going next is hard to predict. More flexible manufacturing is the answer.

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

2021-05-06T19:10:00+01:00By AMS

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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Heavy-duty industrial conveyor belting

2021-03-02T15:29:00+00:00By AMS

Ammeraal Beltech says its uni AMB belt has a permissible tensile strength of 180.000N/m

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AI and automation in automotive production need people and quality data to succeed

2020-12-23T16:19:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

Experts from BMW, Ford, Symbio Robotics and Cosmo Tech discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in automotive production need fast ramp-up times and adoption by employees to succeed. High-quality data and use of simulation are also key.

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Sustainability at the core of leadership at Scania and ArcelorMittal

2020-11-30T16:28:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

At last week’s inaugural AMS livestream, Scania’s Mathias Wijkström was joined by ArcelorMittal’s Hugo Da Gama Campos to discuss making automotive production greener and how it is vital to put sustainability at the heart of the production system.

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