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Future of production, AMS Evolution summit

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.

Brownstown Battery Assembly Expands Battery Building Capabilities

Watch: Meeting the recycling challenge head on

2022-05-23T11:34:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Jacqui Murray, Jason Muccioli and Sam Haig discuss the future of battery recycling and the challenges with second life, safe disassembly and the role of car manufacturers.

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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: Reinventing the wheel – Ree’s flexible EV architecture and modular production approach

2022-05-22T12:59:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The Israeli startup is rolling out low-cost, flexible plants for its EV platforms based on drive-by-wire technology, according to COO Josh Tech.

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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: 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: Partnering for power – working together to accelerate EV manufacturing

2022-05-19T14:48:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Polestar’s Dennis Nobelius and Atlas Copco’s Lars Eklof discuss the ramp up in electric vehicle and battery production and call for collaboration across the industry.

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Digital adrenaline – ZF seeks to turn fear of transformation into fervor

2022-05-15T14:32:00+01:00By Peter Murphy, Christopher Ludwig

ZF electrified powertrain production head will explain how the company is building employee buy-in as revamps legacy plants for emobility. 

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VW and Seat announces €10 billion EV investment to electrify Spain

2022-05-10T10:39:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Volkswagen AG and Spanish OEM SEAT S.A will be investing €10 billion ($10.6 billion) into a huge electrification strategy in Spain, supporting the localisation of electric vehicle and battery output.

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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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Inside AMTE’s new partnership with Sprint Power and Eltrium to expand next-generation battery development

2022-04-25T11:11:00+01:00By Jason Dunn, Daniel Harrison

AMTE Power has partnered with Sprint Power and Eltrium to advance the development of next-generation battery technologies with integrated battery pack and module strategies to meet rising demand for electric vehicle production.

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Verkor CEO calls for ramping up of European battery output to meet EV demand, compete with Asia

2022-04-12T11:01:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

While the expansion of battery operations often focuses on the advent of new technology, flexibility on the shop floor or democratisation, investors are also concerned with a raw improvement in output.

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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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Automation and managing crisis: How Scania is revolutionising its factory floor

2022-04-04T17:08:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Scania gave AMS an exclusive insight into its endeavours in digitalisation, automation, and software development on the factory floor.

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European automotive manufacturing in an age of disruption

2022-04-04T11:21:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

European automotive production is in a state of flux and continued disruption. The accumulative impact of continuing coronavirus-related problems, the prominence of Asian productivity, and now war threatens to cause further damage to automotive manufacturing, Jason Dunn reports.

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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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Ford and VW expand collaboration with plans for new electric model using MEB platform

2022-03-15T11:37:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Ford Motor and Volkswagen Group are growing their e-mobility partnership amid plans to produce a new electric model based on the MEB platform for the European market. Following plans to introduce another 7 EVs in Europe by 2024, Ford also aims to double its planned MEB volume to 1.2m units across six years.

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What wireless battery management systems mean for sustainable EV manufacturing

2022-03-10T10:54:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

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.