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AMS Winter 2022-23 – M-power in Mexico

2022-12-18T17:55:00+00:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we have features on BMW’s San Luis Potosi facility in Mexico, Ford’s planned European Electrification Centre at Cologne, CATL’s battery cell production operations in Europe, ZF’s upgrading of its plants for EVs and electronics, and more.

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Welcome to Automotive Evolution Europe 2022!

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

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

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Painting a brighter day: increasing speed, reducing errors in paintshop

2022-12-09T12:23:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

SAMES and FANUC joined the eighth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss optimising processes and reducing waste in the paintshop.

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Material matters: body, forming and process transformation

2022-12-09T12:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.

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Managing an uncertain future in manufacturing

2022-12-09T11:44:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

S&P Global Mobility, Magswitch and Next e.GO Mobile joined the fourth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss the volatile production environment, to which OEMs and suppliers must respond to mitigate disruption to production.

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A tipping point: European automotive manufacturing outlook

2022-12-08T18:19:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

AMS Automotive Evolution Europe’s third session was a presentation focused on analysis and forecasts for the European automotive sector from S&P Global Mobility.

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Data at the heart of Europe’s manufacturing evolution

2022-12-08T17:57:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Audi, BMW and AWS joined the opening panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss opportunities in data analytics, artificial intelligence, digital simulation, the industrial cloud and tools that support them.

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AMS Electric Vehicles – The road to e-mobility

2022-11-25T09:20:00+00:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we will look closely at how manufacturers are developing and finetuning their electric powertrain technologies, platforms and production processes, with in-depth features on Skoda, GM, Ford, Volta Trucks, REE Automotive and more.

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Adjusting to a new climate: Alternative powertrain testing

2022-10-12T08:00:00+01:00By Mike Farish

AMS visited a newly upgraded test facility to get an insight into the equipment and process requirements for electric and fuel cell powertrains

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The future of quality management in the automotive industry

2022-10-04T08:30:00+01:00By Siemens

Siemens discusses how the automotive industry must adapt its approach to quality management to meet new market challenges

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White Paper: Nikon’s Laser Radar heralds a paradigm shift in automotive metrology

2022-09-12T00:31:00+01:00By Nikon Metrology, sponsor partner

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.

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Whitepaper: Flexible & modular manufacturing made easy

2022-07-19T14:55:00+01:00By Magswitch, sponsor partner

Discover how to improve flexibility, sustainability, quality, and throughput while enabling cost efficiency in this exclusive whitepaper

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Watch: New magic in the dark art of lightweighting

2022-05-23T10:10:00+01:00By Nick Holt

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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Watch: A holistic approach to sustainable vehicle production

2022-05-23T08:15:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Hans Pehrson,  Owain Griffiths and Thomas Hörnfeldt emphasise the importance of moving towards a greener model to meet sustaibility targets - whether it’s whole-of-vehicle manufacturing or greening the global supply chain.

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Watch: Scaling up battery cell production

2022-05-19T15:40:00+01:00By Nick Holt

AMTE Power’s Kevin Brundish and Hexagon’s Ignazio Dentici discuss the challanges and opportunities in battery gigafactory development.

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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.