Electric motor company YASA enters innovation agreement with global automotive manufacturer for hybrids and EVs

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YASA, a leading manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers, signed a long-term joint innovation agreement with a global automotive OEM. The novel design is enabled by using powdered iron materials that enable complex magnetic parts to be manufactured easily.

2019 131

Siemens and EDAG intensify cooperation on additive manufacturing for automotive

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Siemens is intensifying its cooperation with the EDAG Group —a leading global independent engineering company for the automotive industry—further to promote industrial applications of additive manufacturing (AM) and to make engineering and production processes more efficient.

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BMW Group and Microsoft launch Open Manufacturing Platform

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At Hannover Messe, Microsoft and the BMW Group announced a new community initiative to enable faster, more cost-effective innovation in the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing production and profitability can be hindered by complex, proprietary systems that create data silos and slow productivity. The Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) is designed to break down these barriers through the creation of an open technology framework and cross-industry community.

2019 100

BMW Group plans Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group will invest more than €10 million in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus. Located in Oberschleissheim, just north of Munich, the facility will allow the company to continue developing its expertise in this field of work. 3D printing Manufacturing

2018 106

Daimler, partners building next-gen additive manufacturing process pilot production line for spare parts

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NextGenAM partners Premium AEROTEC, EOS and Daimler are building a pilot production line for a next-generation automated additive manufacturing (AM) process. During the build process, the manufacturing status can also be retrieved on a mobile device, independent of location.

2019 101

Additive manufacturing company Carbon3D named Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum; work with Ford

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Additive manufacturing (3D printing) company Carbon3D Inc. Carbon3D joins the Technology Pioneers program as the first additive manufacturing company to be selected. 3D printing Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers

2015 106

GE Aviation acquires two additive manufacturing companies

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GE Aviation has acquired the assets of Morris Technologies, and its sister company, Rapid Quality Manufacturing, precision manufacturing companies operating in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio. The two privately-held companies, with about 130 Cincinnati-area employees specialize in additive manufacturing, an automated process for creating rapid prototypes and end-use production components.

2012 81

Bus manufacturer NFI Group acquires Alexander Dennis Limited for US$405M

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North America-based bus manufacturer NFI Group Inc. has acquired UK-based bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) for a total transaction value of £320 million (US$405 million) on a cash-free, debt-free basis, subject to certain adjustments.

2019 96

Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

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Company bosses are said to be keen to put this system into production but no firm decisions will be made until the cost of batteries is reduced." Chrysler is the last of the six largest car companies to put a hybrid on the market." Tags: manufacturers

2008 130

Ford hits CO2 manufacturing emissions reduction target of 30% per vehicle 8 years early

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Ford Motor Company has met its goal to reduce manufacturing CO 2 emissions eight years ahead of schedule. The goal, set in 2010, aimed to reduce the company’s global carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30% per vehicle produced by 2025. The results are significant, with a global manufacturing CO 2 emissions reduction of more than 3.4 —Bruce Hettle, group vice president, manufacturing and labor affairs. Emissions Manufacturing

2018 99

First prototype carbon fiber chassis delivered from new £50M McLaren Automotive innovation and manufacturing center

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The first prototype carbon fiber MonoCell, the tub that forms the main structure of McLaren’s cars, has been shipped from the company’s new £50-million (US$66-million) innovation and production center in Yorkshire to the McLaren Production center (MPC) in Woking, Surrey.

2019 127

Nissan LEAF helps power company’s NA facilities with V2G; Nissan Energy

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Working with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems company, Nissan North America is launching a new pilot program under the Nissan Energy Share initiative which leverages bi?directional The company will also develop new ways to reuse electric car batteries.

2018 115

ORNL, HTS International to collaborate on manufacturing research; conformal cooling

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HTS International Corporation and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed an agreement to explore potential collaborations in advanced manufacturing research such as in conformal cooling. 3D printing Manufacturing

2017 90

Audi and Ericsson to pioneer 5G for automotive manufacturing

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At Audi’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, the two companies agreed on a range of activities exploring the potential of 5G as a future-proof communication technology that can meet the high demands of automotive production. Audi and Ericsson have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and in the coming months, experts from both companies will run field tests in a technical center at the Audi Production Lab in Gaimersheim, Germany. Manufacturing

2018 65

DOE selects 13 HPC4Mfg projects to advance applied science and technology in manufacturing; aluminum rolling and solid-state batteries

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manufacturing. There is great potential for the US manufacturing industry to use the power of HPC to solve key challenges, but many manufacturers lack access to supercomputing resources. Batteries High Performance Computing Manufacturing Materials Solid-state

2018 98

3D printing auto manufacturing technology company Divergent 3D closes $23M Series A

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Divergent 3D, an additive manufacturing technology development and licensing company focused on the automotive sector, has closed its $23 million Series A funding round led by technology venture capital fund Horizons Ventures. The announcement follows the launch of a development and marketing partnership with Altran and a strategic partnership with PSA Group (Peugeot, Citroën & DS) to build full vehicle structures using Divergent 3D’s manufacturing platform.

2017 60

AKASOL expands agreement to supply Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with batteries for electric buses

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AKASOL AG, a leading German producer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems, is expanding its long-term framework agreement to supply a Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with high-performance battery systems for electric buses and trucks.

2019 101

Chinese EV battery manufacturer CATL building plant in Germany; 14 GWh capacity, €240M investment by 2022

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The Chinese EV battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. With the opening of the production facility in Germany, the company underlines the importance of the German market. European knowledge in battery manufacturing.

2018 85

Germany launches R&D facility for industrial-scale Li-ion cell manufacturing; €500M in funding

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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has launched the Battery Cell Research Production Center, a new R&D and large-scale industrial manufacturing plant for lithium-ion cells; the center will receive an investment of €500 million. Six German cell manufacturers have already pledged their support for the establishment and operation of research production: Leclanché, BMZ Group/ Terra E, Customcells, EAS and Liacon.

2019 103

BNEF: EV company fundings bright spot as clean energy investment slips in Q3 quarter; 3 China EV companies raise $1.9B

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billion in the third quarter of 2018, down 6% from the same period last year, according to the latest Clean Energy Investment Trends report from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). VC/PE fundings of specialist clean energy companies have reached $7.5

2018 113

Daimler invests in electric bus company Proterra; exploring electrification of Daimler’s Thomas Built school buses

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Daimler Trucks & Buses is investing in the US company Proterra Inc. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Vehicle ManufacturersMartin Daum, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG with responsibility for Daimler Trucks & Buses, made the announcement at the 67 th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover. Proterra was founded in 2004 with headquarters in California and is a leader in the business with electric buses for local transport.

2018 92

DOE selects AIChE to lead 10th Manufacturing USA Institute

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to lead the 10 th Manufacturing USA Institute to be stood up during the Obama Administration. Traditional chemical manufacturing relies on large-scale, energy-intensive processing.

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Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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In 2006, Honda was the first auto company to voluntarily and publicly announce targets for the reduction of its CO 2 emissions for its products and operations globally. Significantly to reduce the CO 2 intensity and water use of its manufacturing operations.

2015 143

SK Innovation to build $1.67B EV battery manufacturing plant in Georgia

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billion to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plant in Georgia. The company says that the new investment will provide opportunities for it to bring its products to additional automakers in the United States. The first phase will invest approximately $1 billion and employ more than 1,000 advanced manufacturing employees, making it the largest scale electric vehicle battery plant in the United States.

2018 94

HD REV powertrain company Wrightspeed gearing up for commercialization push

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a developer and manufacturer of advanced range-extended electric vehicle (REV) powertrains for heavy-duty applications ( earlier post ), is gearing up for a commercialization push with the appointent of four advanced engineering and commercialization executives. Wrightspeed Inc.,

2016 159

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

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General Motors and Honda are establishing the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture—Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC, FCSM)—to mass-produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company.

2017 85

Teijin acquires composites company Inapal to expand European automotive business

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the Teijin Group’s holding company in the Netherlands. The company’s capabilities include Class A body panels, structural and underbody components using a variety of materials and processes, including sheet molding compound (SMC), carbon fiber SMC, pre-preg compression molding (PCM), direct long fiber thermoplastic (D-LFT) and glass mat thermoplastic (GMT). Manufacturing Materials Weight reduction

2018 65

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi becomes lead investor in China autonomous driving company WeRide.ai

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Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has become the lead strategic investor of WeRide.ai (formerly JingChi.ai), China’s leading autonomous driving company focused on Level 4 (L4) self-driving technology, following completion of the company’s Series A funding. Our member companies are committed to introducing such technologies in key markets such as China, so we are delighted to be supporting WeRide.ai

2018 81

PHEV company VIA acquires automotive engineering company

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VIA Motors, a privately held plug-in electric vehicle development and manufacturing company, has acquired Prodigy Engineering, an electric vehicle design, engineering and prototyping company. Prodigy has been under contract with VIA to prototype new vehicle models for the company’s expanding portfolio. VIA VTRUX deliver up to 40-mile battery range and unlimited extended range, averaging over 100 mpg in typical daily driving, according to the company.

2014 80

Ford’s ride-sharing commuter shuttle service Chariot launches first European routes to serve companies and campuses

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Ford’s ride-sharing shuttle service Chariot launched its first European routes tailored for companies and campuses this week. Now, Chariot is expanding its focus to serve companies and out-of-town campuses where access by public transport can be difficult.

2018 107

Daimler takes 3.93% stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle Company

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As one of China’s leading pure electric vehicle manufacturers, BJEV’ s primary business scope covers research and development, production, as well as sales and services for New Energy Vehicles and core NEV components. China Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 78

KIT and e-bike manufacturer Coboc developing quick charging process for e-bike batteries

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KG, a company specialized in electric mobility, plan to make the batteries of pedelecs capable of rapid charging. The data evaluation results will then be made available to manufacturers and users in the form of graphics. To shorten the charging time of e-bikes—in particular during daily use in the city—Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Coboc GmbH & Co.

2019 84

DOE Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute awards ~$10M to 10 projects

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute ( CESMII ) will award nearly $10 million for ten projects to help advance its goals and enable US manufacturers to develop and implement innovations that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, sustainability, and innovation. This project will develop technologies on data modeling, machine learning, and data-centric analytics for smart aerospace additive manufacturing.

2018 70

McKinsey & Co. survey finds huge gap between piloting and deploying digital manufacturing; automotive no exception

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Automakers and their suppliers, like manufacturers in many other industries, have been exploring the potential of digital manufacturing strategies to increase productivity, profitability and decision-making. However, a new McKinsey survey has found that a large confidence gap exists between the number of companies that try digital manufacturing strategies and those that successfully apply them. manufacturing strategies. Manufacturing

2018 65

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

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Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in mobile EV rapid charging company FreeWire Technologies ( earlier post ) via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. FreeWire is a San Francisco-based company that has been a pioneer in flexible fast-charging technology for electric cars. Every new Volvo car launched from 2019 will be electrified, and by 2025 the company aims for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its overall global sales. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 79

Turbomeca introduces additive manufacturing capability for production engine components

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After years of maturation and prototype testing, helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca (Safran) has entered serial production of parts using the latest additive manufacturing (3D printing) process at its Bordes facility in France.

2015 129

Si-anode company Nexeon commissions new manufacturing facility; >20t per year of product

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Nexeon, a UK-based silicon anode company ( earlier post ), has completed the construction and commissioning of its process development and manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Oxfordshire. In addition to the manufacturing capability, the new facility includes integrated laboratories for Process Development and Material Characterization.

2014 80

President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes; new manufacturing innovation institute competition

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President Obama announced two new manufacturing innovation institutes led by the Department of Defense supported by a $140-million Federal commitment combined with more than $140 million in non-federal resources: (1) a Detroit-area-headquartered consortium of businesses and universities, with a focus on lightweight and modern metals manufacturing; and (2) a Chicago-headquartered consortium of businesses and universities that will concentrate on digital manufacturing and design technologies.

2014 84

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

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Siemens has achieved a breakthrough by finishing its first full load engine tests for gas turbine blades completely produced using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. The project team used blades manufactured at its 3D printing facility at Materials Solutions , in Worcester, UK.

2017 91

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. Additive manufacturing processes face a variety of hurdles that limit their utility for high-value products and applications. Manufacturing

2013 108

DOE announces $70M for Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing; advanced sensors, controls, platforms, and modeling for manufacturing

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The US Department of Energy announced up to $70 million in funding ( DE-FOA-0001263 ) for the next Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which will be focused on smart manufacturing. With this investment, the DOE aims to support research and development advancements that can reduce the cost of deployment for technologies such as advanced sensors, controls, platforms, and modeling for manufacturing by as much as 50%. Internet of Things Manufacturing Sensors

2015 82

Faraday Future signs lease on new California manufacturing facility

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Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future (FF) has signed a lease on its new 1 M ft 2 manufacturing facility, and has begun the process of clean-up to prepare the new site for the move-in of manufacturing equipment.

2017 78

NiZn batterymaker ZAF Energy Systems receives strategic investment from Wirtz Manufacturing

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Wirtz Manufacturing, a global provider of equipment design and technology for the lead-acid battery market, has made a strategic investment in ZAF Energy Systems, a manufacturer of nickel-zinc (NiZn) batteries. The investment will expand ZAF’s manufacturing capacity from hundreds of batteries per month to thousands of batteries per month in the ZAF Joplin, Missouri facility.

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