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Siemens reports successful full load tests of additively manufactured CM247 gas turbine blades

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Furthermore, Siemens tested a new blade design with a completely revised and improved internal cooling geometry manufactured using the AM technology.

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GM and Honda to establish industry-first $85M joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan

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FCSM will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan, south of Detroit. Earlier post.).

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Tesla now 'driving force' behind San Francisco area manufacturing

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Manufacturing California NUMMI Fremont Tesla Motors Silicon Valley assembly plantsElectric-car maker Tesla Motors has had many interesting and unexpected effects in its decade of existence. Perhaps one of its more unexpected impacts has.

Tesla's new manufacturing chief has a lot on his plate (Model 3, mostly)

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Manufacturing Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3Tesla Motors is facing a huge increase its production output in order to meet the ambitious goals set by CEO Elon Musk. He says he expects the company produce 500,000 electric cars per year by 2018.

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Stratasys demonstrates next-gen 3D printing for aerospace and automotive manufacturing; partnering with Ford

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Ford Motor Company is also exploring innovative automotive manufacturing applications for this demonstrator, and will evaluate this new technology.

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GKN Driveline to invest $179M to expand NC manufacturing; all-wheel-drive, eDrive

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GKN Driveline will invest nearly $179 million to expand manufacturing facilities in Alamance, Catawba, Lee and Person counties in North Carolina. The investment and new jobs have been added to support growing All-Wheel-Drive and eDrive business for several North American automotive manufacturers. million in 2015. Brief

Manufacturer Spotlight: Tesla Motors

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Where we stand: May, 2011 We break with our traditional format for Manufacturer Spotlight this month to take a look at a car maker that focuses solely on the manufacture of electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components – Tesla Motors. Manufacturer Spotlight Tesla Motors Model S Roadster Roadster Sport Tesla U.S

Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute

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Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute. The recently announced advanced manufacturing institute is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing. Earlier post.) Brief

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Honda of Canada Mfg. to invest $492M in Ontario manufacturing plants; $83.6M in government grants

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will invest $492 million over the next three years to allow the company to modernize its Ontario manufacturing facilities and to improve its manufacturing carbon footprint significantly—part of Honda’s global initiatives. In 1986, Honda became the first Japanese auto maker to build a manufacturing facility in Canada.

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Alcoa unveils major advance in aluminum manufacturing technology; new Micromill targeting future automotive aluminum products

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Automakers will also benefit from reduced system cost by streamlining the number of aluminum alloys used in their manufacturing process.

Ballard signs $25M deal with Broad-Ocean for manufacture & sales of 30 and 85 kW fuel cell systems in China

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Under the deal, Broad-Ocean will manufacture fuel cell modules in three strategic regions in China, including Shanghai. Ballard will also have the exclusive right to purchase fuel cell engines from any of the Broad-Ocean manufacturing operations for sale outside China. million in Ballard common shares, representing approximately 9.9%

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Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg opens competence center for manufacturing technology and innovation for new production technologies

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It is important that our colleagues are not only prepared for these changes, but that they can also proactively engage in shaping work in the car manufacturing plant of the future. Internet of Things Manufacturing Vehicle ManufacturersThe level of automation in the value stream will continue to increase. Industry 4.0

NREL patents method for continuous monitoring of materials during manufacturing; benefits for fuel cell components, semiconductor wafers

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US Patent Nº 9,234,843: On-line, continuous monitoring in solar cell and fuel cell manufacturing using spectral reflectance imaging. Resources.

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Lotus

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Where we stand: March, 2012 Think green cars and chances are that Lotus will be one of the last automobile manufacturers you think of. After all, the British carmaker, now owned by Malaysian car manufacturer Proton, is famous for being the name behind so many sports and racing cars having produced some of the most [.].

NIST awards $7.4M in grants for additive manufacturing research

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million to fund two research projects aimed at improving measurement and standards for the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing (AM). Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a group of new technologies that build up objects, usually by laying down many thin layers on top of each other. Manufacturing

Manufacturer Spotlight: Peugeot

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Nevertheless, the car manufacturer appears to be making up for lost time now by introducing a host of [.]. Manufacturer Spotlight Peugeot Cars diesel hybrid electric hybrid low emission

Toyota investing $1B in new TNGA plant in Mexico, realigning North American manufacturing; expansion in Guangzhou

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Toyota is embarking on a multi-year plan to realign its manufacturing operations in North America in support of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) ( earlier post ), a comprehensive approach to achieving sustainable growth by making ever-better vehicles more efficiently. TMMK) and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. TMMI).

Schaeffler and DMG MORI expand cooperation to additive manufacturing of rolling bearings

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Schaeffler and DMG MORI are continuing their successful cooperation, expanding it to include the development of additive manufacturing processes for rolling bearing components. Additive manufacturing is a strategic focus in Schaeffler’s development roadmap. In addition, the marketing partnership that began in 2016 has been extended.

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KAIST researchers develop mechanical nanoscale fasteners for fuel cell membranes; lower cost, higher efficiency, easily manufactured

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This opens the way to the development of fuel cell membranes that are less expensive, easier to manufacture, stronger and more efficient.

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Turbomeca introduces additive manufacturing capability for production engine components

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This process will also be used to manufacture Ardiden 3 combustor swirlers. Additive Manufacturing also simplifies the manufacturing process.

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Tesla and Panasonic to manufacture solar cells and modules in Buffalo, NY; 1GW by 2019

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Tesla and Panasonic finalized an agreement to begin the manufacturing of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules at the Buffalo, NY factory. The 13.5

Adgero signs €3.5M deal with ultracap manufacturer Skeleton for road freight KERS

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Adgero has signed a €3.5-million (US$4-million) distribution agreement to ensure modules from ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies, are part of its Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) for road freight. Earlier post.) million. Batteries Heavy-duty Hybrids

GM, Honda set up joint fuel-cell manufacturing plant, 2020 production goal

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Battery-electric cars are being delivered in volume today, but planned hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles from major automakers are on a more gradual timeframe. This morning, General Motors and Honda jointly announced that the two companies would establish a joint venture to produce hydrogen fuel-cell systems for future products from each carmaker.

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Hyundai

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Where we stand: September 2010 South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai has emerged as the world’s fourth largest automaker on units sold; is considered the world’s fastest growing auto manufacturer; and is already the world’s largest automaker based on profit. Tags: Hyundai Manufacturer Spotlight September

Carbon-Negative Replacement For Cement Traps CO2 During Manufacturing

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You may be aware of your car''s carbon footprint, but what about the emissions related to the concrete structures it drives over?

Manufacturer Spotlight: Citroen

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Where we stand: October 2010 French car manufacturer Citroen was the first mass production car company outside the USA and pioneered the sales and service network that complements the modern motor car. Tags: Citroen Cars Electric cars Green cars Manufacturer Spotlight In recent months, [.].

CMU/MIT study finds large-scale battery manufacturing will do little to reduce unit costs past a 200-300 MWh annual production level

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Process steps involved in Li-ion battery manufacturing (adopted from ANL’s BatPaC). Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Plug-ins

Manufacturer Spotlight: Mitsubishi

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Where we stand: July 2010 Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has been in the news after striking a deal with Transport for London to bring four i-MiEV electric vehicles to the nation’s capital (see article). Tags: Mitsubishi achievements electric greenest i miev manufacturer spotlight

Dassault Systèmes and Airbus Group extend collaboration to additive manufacturing

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Dassault Systèmes announced that Airbus Group, after a two-year comprehensive benchmarking process, is extending its use of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to its additive manufacturing programs integrating design, simulation and production. Brief

Group of European electric bus manufacturers agrees on an open interface for charging

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European bus manufacturers Irizar, Solaris, VDL and Volvo have agreed to ensure the interoperability of electric buses with charging infrastructure provided by ABB, Heliox and Siemens. Other bus manufacturers and charging system suppliers are invited to join the cooperation.

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Juniper forecasts HEV & EV sales to total 17M by 2020; Tesla ranked leading EV manufacturer

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The top ranked manufacturers were: Tesla. Electric (Battery) Forecasts Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle ManufacturersNissan. Chevrolet.

Panasonic establishing JV to manufacture Li-ion batteries in China

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have established a joint venture company to manufacture Li-ion automotive batteries in China. The joint venture company will utilize Panasonic’s technology and knowhow for the production and quality control of automotive batteries to manufacture them for eco-friendly vehicles. Panasonic Corporation and Dalian Levear Electric Co. Brie

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Ford, LG Chem team reports 1st cradle-to-gate LCA for mass-produced battery pack in commercial BEV; cell manufacturing key GHG contributor

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Cell manufacturing is the key contributor accounting for 45% of the GHG emissions. —Kim et al. V and has a specific energy of 0.08 kWh/kg.

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How do manufacturers calculate mpg?

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Fuel efficiency. If it’s high on your list of priorities when it comes to choosing your next car, then you’ll be looking closely at the mpg (miles per. Fuel efficiency

Citroen claims GreenFleet Manufacturer of the Year

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Sponsored by Rockingham race circuit, the award was presented to Citroen at a black tie ceremony held at the E[.]. Citroen

Chevrolet Corvette takes lead with lighter manufacturing

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General Motors has made a $131million investment in the vehicle''s assembly plant [.]. Latest News Green cars Chevrolet General Motors

GE researchers developing a “cold spray” additive manufacturing technique

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Cold spray is part of GE’s expanded additive manufacturing toolkit. —Sova et al. Resources. Sova, S. Grigoriev, A. Okunkova, I. Brief

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Car Manufacturer Spotlight: Renault

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Where we stand: May 2010 Through its Alliance with Nissan, French automaker Renault has been one of the leaders in the production of zero emission electric vehicles and has plans to mass market a range of electric cars from 2011 onwards (see article). In recent weeks it has released the final designs of its zero emission [.].

New manufacturing technologies deliver lighter and stiffer 2014 Corvette

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Fuel Efficiency Manufacturing Weight reduction Aluminum resistance spot welding in Bowling Green. Flowdrill fastening. Source: Flowdrill.

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New prelithiation technique for silicon monoxide anodes for high-performance batteries; compatible with current roll-to-roll manufacturing

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The result, paired with a an emerging nickel-rich layered cathode, Li[Ni 0.8 Co 0.15 Co 0.15 Al 0.05 ]O 2 , respectively. Credit: ACS, Kim et al.