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Changing dynamics– developing the next generation of vehicle architectures


Building electric vehicles has demanded big changes in OEM production operations and increased support from tier suppliers

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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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Design and manufacturing integration, digitalisation key to cost and sustainability gains for BMW’s Neue Klasse


To realise large cost and emission savings on its EV architecture, BMW is redesigning vehicles and manufacturing in parallel, and rolling out rapid digital solutions.


A class of its own: transforming BMW production for next-gen EVs


BMW’s home plant will produce only EVs by 2027, with much of the century-old factory rebuilt to meet new levels of efficiency and digitalisation, without missing a beat of ongoing production.

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JLR expands EV production to Slovakia


JLR has announced that it will develop its plant in Nitra, Slovakia to produce electric vehicles by 2030.

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How digitalisation is ramping up battery cell production for EVs


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


Watch: Automated weld seam inspection of EV-battery trays with VIRO WSI

2023-10-06T00:36:00+01:00By VITRONIC, sponsor partner

An EV battery tray typically has many welds. But even one defect weld risks stability, tightness, and safety

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How Vitronic’s Weldloop software reimagines the welding process


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

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A friend of flexible lines – upgrading JLR production for EVs and more

2023-05-24T17:56:00+01:00By and

Barbara Bergmeier is driving digitalisation, sustainability and resilience across operations, and wants to ramp up EV manufacturing whilst staying flexible

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Form and function: Developing production processes and structures for electric vehicle architectures

2023-04-25T10:18:00+01:00By and

The new electric vehicle architectures are also continuing to evolve as vehicle makers strive to find the optimum balance between platform flexibility, while also being viable for high-volume production. To get some insights in to this ongoing process AMS spoke with Paul Belanger, Gestamp’s R&D Director for North America


Automotive ADAS Camera White Paper

2023-01-05T00:26:00+00:00By Henkel, sponsor partner

The advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) utilized in today’s automobiles are built using active alignment, a cutting-edge assembly technique used to produce high-quality camera modules. Henkel’s cutting-edge dual-cure Active Alignment Adhesives ensure reliable, fast bonding while achieving optimal lens alignment in these safety-critical modules.

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AMS Evolution Munich – Building Europe’s EV production network


Building battery gigafactories and updating existing plants are key in ensuring Europe will become an EV production powerhouse

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Material matters: body, forming and process transformation


Teknia, ArcelorMittal and SSAB joined the seventh panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss how new technology and materials are ushering in new innovations in manufacturing.


​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.


EV battery repair and recycling


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

2022-09-09T12:59:00+01:00By and

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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Watch: Are all OEMs start-up manufacturers now?


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.


Renault and China’s Minth Group form JV to produce EV battery casings


France’s Renault and Chinese component maker, Minth Group have announced a joint venture to produce casings to house batteries in electric vehicles.

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Watch: The AI/data loop leading the digital revolution


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.


Watch: New magic in the dark art of lightweighting


Ignacio, Jérôme and Prof. Volk explain the magic behind the art of lighweighting all whilst factoring in cost, performance, safety concerns and the impact on manufacturing process.

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