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Watch: Global automotive parts manufacturer saves nearly $2M with energy insight solutions

2022-05-16T10:34:00+01:00By Centrica, sponsor partner

Learn how this global automotive parts manufacturer avoids costly downtimes and ensures equipment reliability

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AMS exclusive: Industry insiders discuss moving from ‘business as usual’ and establishing robust ecosystems in EV battery production

2022-04-05T10:28:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Increasing lithium-ion battery cell and pack production has become a priority for automotive manufacturers as the need for further electric vehicle output increases.

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AMS January-March 2022 – Volvo’s mega changemaker

2022-03-30T10:48:00+01:00By AMS

Javier Varela discusses Volvo Cars’ investment in new technologies, EV platforms and sustainability

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Watch: Maximum safety on battery housings by automated weld seam inspection

2022-03-29T00:26:00+01:00By VITRONIC, sponsor partner

Maximum safety on battery boxes: more than 150 seams have to be inspected. VIRO WSI inspects and finds all defects

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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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Mercedes-Benz opens Alabama battery plant and will partner with Envision AESC for regional cell supply

2022-03-18T14:31:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Mercedes-Benz has opened a new battery assembly plant in Bibb County, Alabama, which will build electric vehicle battery packs that will supply production of the all-electric Mercedes-EQ ahead of the beginning of series production this spring at the Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) plant nearby in Tuscaloosa. 

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Ineos prepares for production

2022-03-10T16:26:00+00:00By Mark Smyth

As Ineos moves towards a second phase of prototypes for production, AMS visited the company’s new automotive manufacturing plant in Hambach, France to see how production of its Grenadier 4x4 is developing.

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​Making the digital a reality: how AI and virtual reality are adapting automotive manufacturing to a changing world

2022-01-11T11:59:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Automotive manufacturers are facing the challenge of constantly changing vehicles, technologies and parts. However, stakeholders can increasingly plan and implement systems faster using real-time manufacturing data, digital twin simulation and training through augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). 

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Porsche: Inside the Macan paintshop

2022-01-10T18:45:00+00:00By Nick Holt

During our recent AMS Livestream on developing and operating more sustainable, flexible paintshops, Henning Steinborn, head of paintshop and Klaus Koberg, who is head of paintshop Maintenance, both from Porsche’s Leipzig plant, offered some insights into how the premium vehicle maker has developed its paint operations

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AMS Paintshop 2022 – Paint it Green

2022-01-07T11:34:00+00:00By AMS

In this edition we get insights into how OEMs are adapting and developing their paintshop operations and processes to meet the need for more efficient and sustainable production, as well as insight into scaling up battery production

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Attractive Solutions

2022-01-05T10:53:00+00:00Author MHD Magnets

As the automotive industry looks to use thinner coating layers and reduce water, chemicals and energy consumption, efficient filtration is an increasingly important factor. MHD Magnets discusses the benefits of magnetic fluid separation and treatment technologies

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The leaders of the pack

2021-12-22T09:00:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Producing battery enclosures and packs is an important part of EV assembly, and manufacturers are focused on better standardising and inspecting parts to improve automation and quality. Jason Dunn reports from the AMS Evolution Summit held online in December

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Factory futures: networked, data-driven, flexibly automated

2021-12-17T13:25:00+00:00By AMS

Manufacturing experts share their vision for current and future automotive production technology, including leaders from Ford, Cognex, Symbio Robotics and Jay Global Techno Alliance

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Porsche’s smarter, greener paintshop

2021-12-17T13:25:00+00:00By AMS

Hear from leading paintshop experts at Porsche’s Leipzig plant on strategies for improving quality and reducing errors in paintshop, including new automation and processes to reduce overspray waste

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AI data analytics for the paintshop

2021-12-17T13:09:00+00:00By Mike Farish

The presence of any airborne dust in a paintshop always presents a challenge to creating a high-quality paint finish. Effective filtration is the most basic way to prevent contamination but for BMW that is not enough.  Mike Farish reports on how the OEM is using artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics to develop better preventative measures

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How the industrial cloud creates solutions opportunities for ZF production

2021-12-14T11:41:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

ZF Group’s CDO, René Deist, told the Automotive Manufacturing Evolution Summit how its industrial cloud integration strategy would enhance the use of AI and capacity planning across the tier one supplier’s 200 plants.

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Nissan to replicate Sunderland factory model globally amid drive to boost domestic supply chains

2021-11-30T11:46:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Nissan has announced a massive £13bn fund for developing electric vehicles and plans to expand the model of its Sunderland plant globally. 

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AMS Quality Control 2021 – Balancing quantity and quality

2021-11-25T13:11:00+00:00By AMS

In this edition we get insights into how OEMs and tier suppliers are adapting their respective quality control processes to meet the challenges presented by electric powertrains and vehicles. 

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Watch: Paint it green – more sustainable, flexible paintshops

2021-11-17T19:10:00+00:00By AMS

When it comes to the future of paintshop, green is the only colour going. This exclusive AMS Livestream features paintshop leaders from Porsche and Sames Kremlin sharing innovations in technology and collaborative approaches to maintain speed and quality whilst reducing energy and waste in automotive painting processes.

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Volta Trucks begins production design of the full-electric Volta Zero

2021-11-16T11:46:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Volta Trucks has begun producing the first road-going ‘Design Verification’ (DV) prototype Volta Zero vehicle at a bespoke facility in Coventry.