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Robotics

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Hyundai Motor and Boston Dynamics invest $400m to found robotics research institute

2022-08-15T14:01:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Hyundai Motor Group and Boston Dynamics will jointly invest $400 million to create a robotics and AI research institute to tackle key challenges in the field.

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Cars à la carte – Audi trials modular production to control customisation costs

2022-07-25T22:01:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The premium OEM is applying the efficiency focus that has fine-tuned production lines over many years to the more bespoke tasks in modular assembly as EV and supply complexity increases.

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Ford fully automates 3D printing

2022-06-13T18:06:00+01:00By Mike Farish

A new approach by Ford sees the combination of robotic and additive manufacturing technologies to facilitate the implementation of additive techniques in a completely autonomous and automated manner

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Watch: The future of production planning

2022-05-23T19:25:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Britishvolt, Jay Global Techno Alliance, HiveMQ and ABB experts agree there are opportunities for manufacturers and consumers in a globally connected manufacturing ecosystem.

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Watch: The AI/data loop leading the digital revolution

2022-05-23T19:18:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.

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Watch: Transforming Factories from ICE to EV

2022-05-23T10:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Car factories need to transition in the next few years - our panellists agree there will be challanges and opportunities in the new era of automotive production.

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Watch: Flexible factories - future-proofing automotive manufacturing

2022-05-23T09:33:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Cengiz Kizilkan and Romain Herry explain how flexibility and adaptability is playing a major role in next-generation production lines and helping manufacturers create models simultaneously and quickly.

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Watch: Partnerships to establish the battery value chain

2022-05-19T16:08:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Scania, Tata Consultancy Services and Recharge discuss supplier partnerships needed to ramp up EV battery cell and battery pack production.

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Watch: Preparing BMW’s Plant Munich for a new class of EV manufacturing

2022-05-17T12:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Plant Director Peter Weber demonstrates how BMW is revamping production in Munich ahead of a new EV architecture with a walk through the factory.

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REE Automotive takes next step with commercial production capabilities

2022-05-17T09:32:00+01:00By AMS

The company adopts a cloud-based robotic manufacturing approach for its planned network of Integration Centres

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An exclusive focus on flexibility as OEMs look to modular-based manufacturing

2022-05-04T12:21:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Modular production in automotive manufacturing is rapidly becoming more innovative and flexible with the ability to multitask. As a result, OEMs are increasingly rethinking their methods and working closely with technology providers to make flexible manufacturing hegemonic.

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Interview: Scania’s super charge to battery assembly

2022-03-31T14:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Tony Persson, head of battery production, reveals how the Traton Group truckmaker is preparing to launch battery module assembly in half the time it would normally have for manufacturing launches.

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Watch: Making it modular - vehicle production’s flexible future

2022-03-30T19:12:00+01:00By AMS

Flexibility in automotive assembly is now a competitive advantage. This AMS livestream features leaders from automation experts Ewellix and Rockwell and AMS discussing innovations in modular production and how to improve assembly lines at brownfield and greenfield factories.

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Scania reimagines battery assembly factory floor with automation and digitalisation

2022-03-29T13:25:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Tony Persson head of battery production at Scania, says the truckmaker is exploring automation and digitisation opportunities for its new battery assembly plant.

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Watch: Make robotic sanding easier with the ATI AOV-10 Robotic Orbital Sander

2022-03-29T00:36:00+01:00By ATI Industrial Automation, sponsor partner

ATI Industrial Automation’s AOV-10 Robotic Orbital Sander is the ideal robotic solution for surface preparation and finishing

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ABB to supply robots for Scania's new battery assembly plant in Sweden

2022-03-09T17:17:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Scania has signed an agreement for the supply of robotics solutions from ABB for its new battery assembly plant in Sweden.

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Whitepaper: The Automated Future of Material Removal

2022-02-15T00:19:00+00:00By ATI, sponsor partner

Automating a deburring or surface finishing application is a smart, responsible, and effective way to improve a manufacturing process. Automating manual material removal and deburring tasks also helps improve employees’ health, combat manufacturing labor shortages, and increase product consistency and quality.

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GM announces $6.6 billion investment in Michigan EV and battery production

2022-01-26T13:12:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

General Motors has announced $6.6 billion worth of investment across Michigan to construct a new manufacturing plant and develop EV pickup production.

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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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The evolution will be televised: welcome to the online AMS Summit

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

The Automotive Manufacturing Evolution Summit is focused on accelerating partnerships across the industry as vehicle production is increasingly electrified, digitalised and sustainable