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.
Adjusting to a new climate: Alternative powertrain testing
AMS visited a newly upgraded test facility to get an insight into the equipment and process requirements for electric and fuel cell powertrains
White Paper: Nikon’s Laser Radar heralds a paradigm shift in automotive metrology
Nikon Metrology has been implementing automated, absolute measurement on the shop floor for many years. The APDIS Laser Radar is a significant step forward in the evolution of technology and is especially suited for the automotive industry.
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.
What wireless battery management systems mean for sustainable EV manufacturing
As the demand for EVs rises and OEMs rapidly roll out units, battery component manufacturers are looking to develop vital electrification ecosystems. A factor that is increasingly central to the manufacturing of EVs is a battery framework that simplifies the production process for new sustainable models.
Getting giga with it – ramping up battery cell production
Manufacturers require huge investment and must carefully consider production locations and technology to build batteries at ‘giga scale’, reveal leaders from Italvolt, AMTE Power and Zeiss
Scaling battery pack production
Increasing production of battery enclosures at scale will be essential to launching EVs in line with targets. ABB’s Patrick Matthews and Zeiss’s Paulo Cruz discuss automation and quality control opportunities.
AMS Lightweighting 2021 – Weighing the options
This edition features insights on how manufacturing engineers and designers are taking new approaches to vehicle architectures and production to integrate lighter, more efficient materials – especially for EVs – to reduce weight and improve sustainability. Featuring Ford, Gestamp, Rio Tinto, ArcelorMittal, Dreistern and more
Stress test: new modelling approach for component fatigue testing
The development of lightweight structures and components for electric vehicles has created a demand for more comprehensive and modern test-and-measurement processes to evaluate component fatigue and service life. Lucia Barbu, research professor and project coordinator at Fatigue4light gives insight into the challenges and solutions
Electrification and digitalisation go hand in hand at Ford and VW
As the automotive industry electrifies, manufacturing is changing dramatically and OEMs are using big data to keep pace with that change. Increasingly moving into the world of tech, old quality control processes may no longer suffice since a lot of EV components cannot be reworked like traditional equivalents. Manufacturing has to be ultra-precise like never before.
Watch: Electrifying Production – How to build an electric future (Pt.2)
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.
AI and automation in automotive production need people and quality data to succeed
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.
Allison Transmission starts vehicle testing at Indianapolis facility
The company has opened its new Vehicle Environmental Test (VET) centre to conduct year-round testing, replicating vehicle environments and duty cycles
EV motors – measurement & testing
Improving the efficiency of the electric powertrains will require suitable test processes. To provide some insight into the requirements and challenges we spoke to Randy Beattie, president at SAKOR technologies
Measuring success with ABB’s 3D robot inspection technology
The latest quality inspection system scans manufactured products 10 times faster than traditional measuring machines, while also offering more information for accurate analysis
Do or die: quality and precision begins with the toolmaking
Mould and die manufacturers reveal the latest solutions deployed to ensure quality control remains paramount
Measure for measure: as vehicle tech advances, so do the test methods
To improve vehicle and component quality, and reduce time to market for new models, testing technologies need to be smarter and faster
As pressure mounts for OEMs to reduce costs, Simufact explains why the design and development stages are crucial in making significant savings for complex assemblies
Challenges lie ahead as electric vehicle development accelerates. Renishaw is supporting its global customers with fast, flexible and future-proof solutions
Latest edition of measurement software
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence (HMI) division says it has launched PC-DMIS 2018 R2, the latest edition of its measurement software, and the second of two major releases scheduled for PC-DMIS in 2018. The company says this latest edition introduces a new reporting workflow, making it possible to create customised reports with ...