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Exclusive: BMW Group improves efficiency with additive manufacturing gripper

2024-05-22T15:10:00+01:00By

AMS visited BMW Group’s Additive Manufacturing Campus and plant in Munich to see it 3D-printed bionic robot grippers, which are saving costs and emissions and improving efficiency across its plants.

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Join DESIGN4PRODUCTION: innovating across car design and manufacturing engineering

2024-02-29T09:34:00+00:00By

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

Magna's specialised eDrive system will deliver 726 kW of power, 8,000 Nm of torque to a high-end niche vehicle platform

Magna secures major eDrive system contract for high-end OEM

2024-02-20T15:25:00+00:00By

Magna clinches a pivotal eDrive system contract, supporting a high-end North-American vehicle OEM in its electrification journey

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Rising labour costs become biggest concern for automotive manufacturing

2024-01-30T11:22:00+00:00By

The latest AMS & ABB survey reveals the industry’s biggest challenges and the innovative solutions it is creating to mitigate these and evolve for the future, through the responses of global industry experts.

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Watch Now: Shaping the future: How electric vehicles are driving manufacturing decisions

2024-01-24T09:30:00+00:00

Explore electric vehicle (EV) architecture design and manufacturing complexities, from flexible platforms to battery integration challenges.

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AMS Winter 2023/24 – BMW’s battery boost

2023-12-20T10:10:00+00:00By

BMW is aiming to achieve ‘expertise in every cell’ of its generation six batteries

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How digitalisation is ramping up battery cell production for EVs

2023-10-24T12:30:00+01:00By

Digitalisation is helping to scale up battery cell production in North America through improving standardisation and traceability and ensuring quality of materials.

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The future of Ford in a flash of lightning

2023-10-20T02:57:00+01:00By

The Ford Dearborn Truck Plant is a benchmark for managing complexity, quality and software. Plant manager Corey Williams shares learnings and lean principles across ICE and fast-growing EV output.

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

2023-10-09T17:57:00+01:00By

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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How Vitronic’s Weldloop software reimagines the welding process

2023-09-13T09:49:00+01:00By

Find out how Weldloop’s technology achieves quality enhancements in automotive welding through machine vision technology.

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Watch: The advance of automation: what next-gen vehicles and batteries mean for robotics

2023-08-22T10:50:00+01:00

OEMs are transforming, transitioning to electric and connected models, but also the manufacturing operations to build these new vehicles. This creates challenges in integrating new vehicle architectures and boosts demand for more advanced automation.

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Technical partnerships – AMS Expert Interview with Magswitch

2023-08-17T16:02:00+01:00By

As the automotive industry seeks to reduce costs and improve efficiencies and productivity, we are seeing an increasing number of partnerships being formed

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Joining forces – technical partnerships supporting vehicle manufacturers

2023-07-10T18:31:00+01:00By

Experts from automation specialist Magswitch discuss how these new manufacturing relationships are proving more necessary and beneficial than previously.

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Watch: Structural change – Developing vehicle architectures optimised for EV manufacturing

2023-04-25T17:00:00+01:00

Hear expert insights into the development and production of high volume electric vehicle architectures, and how these are driving innovation in manufacturing processes and efficiencies, featuring Gestamp’s North America R&D director Paul Belanger and ArcelorMittal head of automotive steel solutions Jérôme Favero.

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Ford to upgrade its Oakville, Ontario, plant to build electric vehicles

2023-04-25T16:20:00+01:00By

Ford invests C$1.8 billion to transform Oakville (Ont.) Assembly Complex into a Canadian hub of electric vehicle manufacturing that will include vehicle and battery pack assembly

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BMW Leipzig starts first cell coating line for battery modules

2023-02-07T10:34:00+00:00By

BMW launches the first of five cell coating lines at Leipzig to run complete high-voltage battery production process by 2024

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Honda Alabama starts production of all-new Pilot

2023-01-04T13:01:00+00:00By

Honda’s Alabama plant requires substantial production changes to build all-new Pilot SUV

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Welcome to Automotive Evolution Europe 2022!

2022-12-12T23:41:00+00:00By

Editor-in-Chief Christopher Ludwig kicks off the 1st Automotive Evolution Europe

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Future-proof Plant Munich - interview with Peter Weber, BMW

2022-12-10T00:15:00+00:00By

Christopher Ludwig caught up with Peter Weber, Director Plant Munich, BMW Group following the closing session of AMS Automotive Evolution Europe 2022.

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Engineering the future of manufacturing

2022-12-09T12:30:00+00:00By

Ford Research and Advanced Manufacturing Europe and Microsoft joined the ninth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss some of the steps Europe’s automotive industry is taking to future-proof factories and quicken the rollout of new technology, battery and EV production.

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