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Dacia – building on a successful formula

2023-01-30T17:49:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Speaking to AMS, Carlos Carrinho, General Manager Dacia Vehicle plant Mioveni, discusses the factory’s unique position within the realm of European car manufacturing and how it has been continuously developing to meet future production challenges 

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Honda Alabama starts production of all-new Pilot

2023-01-04T13:01:00+00:00By AMS

Honda’s Alabama plant requires substantial production changes to build all-new Pilot SUV

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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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More than moving parts – autonomous mobile robots

2022-12-13T12:26:00+00:00By Mike Farish

AMRs are developing beyond just electric trucks or trollies used to transport parts and increasingly vehicle assemblies around manufacturing plants

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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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Future-proof Plant Munich - interview with Peter Weber, BMW

2022-12-10T00:15:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig caught up with Peter Weber, Director Plant Munich, BMW Group following the closing session of AMS Automotive Evolution Europe 2022.

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Blossoming brownfields: rejuvenating Europe’s car plants

2022-12-09T12:31:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW and Volta Trucks joined the closing panel discussion at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss how Europe is revamping production plants and ensuring their existing production plants can be as flexible and efficient as any greenfield.

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Engineering the future of manufacturing

2022-12-09T12:30:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Ford Research and Advanced Manufacturing Europe and Microsoft joined the ninth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss some of the steps Europe’s automotive industry is taking to future-proof factories and quicken the rollout of new technology, battery and EV production.

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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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Assembly in motion: speed and flexibility in vehicle production

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

Next e.GO Mobile and Trumpf joined the fifth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss strategies to simplify production processes and increase flexibility.

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Tier-1 transformation: fast-changing production for automotive suppliers

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

ZF and Hardinge joined the sixth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss how to better understand what electrification means for tier-1 suppliers.

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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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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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Building an electric vehicle architecture

2022-12-01T11:17:00+00:00By Nick Holt

AMS spoke with REE Automotive for some insights into the production and application of its corner technology

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​BMW Dingolfing plant turns to modular systems to simplify assembly

2022-10-07T14:27:00+01:00By Ronja Schmiedchen

BMW’s Plant Dingolfing is integrating automated modular production technology into production of chassis components, boosting manufacturing flexibility.

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Framework for adapting passive grippers in the assembly line

2022-10-03T15:40:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

Digital framework developed to support design of passive grippers and adaptive assembly operations

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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