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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

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Bosch to invest €3 billion to expand semiconductor production

2022-07-18T10:00:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The EU and German government will part-fund expansion of semiconductor manufacturing which the bloc has identified as an area of strategic importance.

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Charging ahead: preparing for the UK’s first gigafactory – AMS podcast with Britishvolt

2022-07-05T10:28:00+01:00By Nick Holt

For this podcast AMS interviewed Britishvolt’s CIO, David Threlfall to talk about progress with the gigafactory, developing the digital infrastructure for production, building in sustainable and flexible processes.

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Need a resilient automotive supply chain? Let’s plan for it!

2022-06-06T09:15:00+01:00

Discover how digital collaboration can help you in achieving productivity and delivery goals through our brand new webinar, in partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software.

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Watch: Connected factories, predictable futures

2022-05-25T17:42:00+01:00By AMS

This AMS livestream explores how Ford, Fraunhofer IPA and other OEMs are advancing smart factories to optimise assembly lines, improve quality and reduce errors, leveraging connected data for digital twins and AI-driven manufacturing planning. 

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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: 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.