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McLaren Applied and Elaphe aim to boost EV performance

2023-01-12T17:59:00+00:00By AMS

New partnership combines McLaren Applied’s next-generation inverter with Elaphe’s range of in-wheel motors

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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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AMS Evolution Munich – Building Europe’s EV production network

2022-12-12T14:09:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Building battery gigafactories and updating existing plants are key in ensuring Europe will become an EV production powerhouse

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Hyper-flexible microfactory - interview with Dr Matthias Preuß, Next e.GO Mobile

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

Christopher Ludwig caught up with Dr Matthias Preuß, Vice-President, Global Microfactory Technology, Next e.GO Mobile.

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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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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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Scaling up battery production in Europe

2022-12-08T18:14:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

In our second panel discussion CATL, Italvolt and Basquevolt joined us to discuss the need for huge investment to establish regional production of battery cells and packs in Europe.

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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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In the Cloud: Managing data, avoiding silos and networking production

2022-11-28T17:01:00+00:00Sponsored by Amazon Web Services – Automotive

Amazon Web Services discusses the development and application of cloud-based services and solutions for the automotive industry

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Digitalisation: Solving EV production challenges with smart manufacturing

2022-11-07T15:57:00+00:00By Siemens

Autonomous vehicles, electrification, and shared mobility are the key trends influencing the strategy and investments for most automotive manufacturers and suppliers today. These are causing automakers to rethink their business models and prepare themselves for fundamental changes in their design, manufacturing, and aftermarket processes. Siemens looks at how digitalisation can ...

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After baptism of fire, BMW plant has room to grow in Mexico

2022-11-03T10:23:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig, Peter Murphy

Under Mexico plant director Harald Gottsche, BMW has launched new models during the pandemic, navigated supply disruptions, integrated new technology and maintained staff levels – and it’s ready to expand. 

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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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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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Flexible automation – vision systems

2022-09-20T10:15:00+01:00By AWL-Techniek

Dealing with the pandemic, supply chain issues and move to electric vehicle production has seen a renewed focus on automation in the automotive industry. AWL experts, Gerhard Junte, Business Unit manager Automotive and Sander Lensen, Technology manager, discuss some of the trends driving this and how developments in vision systems ...

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Mercedes starts production of the new EQS SUV at Tuscaloosa

2022-08-30T10:04:00+01:00By AMS

Mercedes said production of the EQS at Tuscaloosa is a key step in its global initiative to produce eight all-electric vehicles at seven sites on three continents this year