Ballard to invest $130M in MEA manufacturing facility and R&D center in Shanghai

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Ballard Power Systems announced its strategy ‘local for local’ whereby it plans to deepen its global manufacturing footprint in Europe, the United States and China to support global market demand growth through 2030. Current Ballard global manufacturing capacity.

BMW Group opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The €15-million campus will allow the BMW Group to develop its position as technology leader in the utilization of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry.

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Bosch leading major research project on software-defined manufacturing

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Today, it often takes months, and sometimes years, for the technical elements of the manufacturing chain for a new model to be put in place, from supplier to final assembly. approaches, we are getting one step closer to adaptable manufacturing.

ABB expands EV charger manufacturing in US

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ABB E-mobility, a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, today announced new manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina. The operation builds on ABB E-mobility’s existing US manufacturing operations which produce transit bus chargers that range from 150kW to 450kW. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Manufacturing

ABB unveils new battery manufacturing methodology to fast-track speed to market for greenfield plants

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ABB recently unveiled its new Plant Optimization Methodology for battery manufacturing, presenting how greenfield battery sites can jumpstart global operations. In doing so, it compresses manufacturing schedules, reduces start up hours and delivers CAPEX and OPEX savings.

Ford using autonomous mobile robot to operate 3D printers at Advanced Manufacturing Center

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At Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Center, a mobile robot from KUKA operates the 3D printers completely on its own. This new process has the ability to change the way we use robotics in our manufacturing facilities. 3D printing Manufacturing Robotics Vehicle Manufacturers

BMW Group to open Cell Manufacturing Competence Center this fall

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The BMW Group will open its Cell Manufacturing Competence Center (CCMC) in the fall. BMW Group Battery Cell Manufacturing Competence Center / CMCC in Parsdorf near Munich (under construction); May 2022. The BMW Group sources battery cells from leading cell manufacturers.

Sylvatex developing new lower-cost CAM manufacturing process for Li-ion batteries

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Improvements to the manufacturing of CAM are critical to meeting the long-term demand for batteries and exceeding EV automakers’ cost reduction targets. Batteries Manufacturing Materials

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EV battery manufacturing expert network launched: Batteryline.com

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Batteryline.com introduces a new network website for experts in the manufacturing of EV batteries based on the need for more knowledge in the related automotive industry. Batterline’s specific expertise focuses on 5 steps of the future battery manufacturing lines: Production of the casings from cylindrical, prismatic and pouch cells. The supply chain of battery manufacturing will chance. The manufacturing of the battery cells, modules and packs will change.

Bowen hints Australia could kickstart local EV manufacturing

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Minister for climate change and energy Chris Bowen hints that Australia will pave the way for domestic electric vehicle and battery manufacturing. The post Bowen hints Australia could kickstart local EV manufacturing appeared first on The Driven.

Factorial Energy to open new solid-state EV battery development and manufacturing facility in Methuen, MA

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Factorial Energy, a developer of solid-state battery technology for electric vehicle (EV) applications, will establish a new advanced manufacturing facility in the Boston suburb of Methuen, Mass. The existing 67,000 square-foot building on the site will undergo extensive buildout to house Factorial’s pilot production facility, which will manufacture automotive-sized solid-state batteries at pre-production speed and volume. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Solid-state

Unifrax to build large-scale silicon fiber anode manufacturing line

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Unifrax, a global manufacturer of high-performance specialty materials, plans to build its first large-scale SiFAB (silicon fiber anode material) manufacturing line at its north central Indiana facility. SiFAB can be mixed into anode slurry with existing battery manufacturing processes.

Fujifilm invests $20M in 24M, licenses SemiSolid manufacturing platform

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24M) has licensed its SemiSolid manufacturing platform ( earlier post ) to Fujifilm Corporation. The chemistry-agnostic 24M SemiSolid manufacturing platform enables higher energy densities, lower costs, unmatched recyclability and increased safety for next-generation batteries. We will qualify the mass production of SemiSolid lithium-ion batteries and continue to enhance the technology to expand opportunities for the SemiSolid manufacturing platform. 24M Technologies, Inc.

Natron collaborates with Clarios on first mass manufacturing of Sodium-ion batteries

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Natron Energy, a manufacturer of sodium-ion batteries, and Clarios International Inc., a manufacturer of low-voltage advanced battery technologies for mobility, will collaborate to manufacture the first mass-produced sodium-ion batteries. Batteries Manufacturing

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Volvo Cars building €1.2B EV manufacturing plant in Slovakia; third in Europe

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Volvo Cars will build a third manufacturing plant in Europe, positioning the company well to meet the continued demand from its customers for electric cars and capture future growth potential. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

Chinese manufacturers to ramp up production of graphene nanotube dispersions for EV batteries

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Electric vehicle manufacturers are searching for a significant increase in energy density, an improvement of fast-charging capabilities, and a reduced cost for lithium-ion batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Graphene Manufacturing Materials

Proterra opens EV battery manufacturing line in electric bus factory

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Proterra has opened a new battery production line co-located in its EV bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The new battery production line will manufacture Proterra’s battery packs featuring next-generation cells. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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ZF joins Open Manufacturing Platform

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ZF Friedrichshafen AG is joining the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP), which was announced in 2019 by the BMW Group and Microsoft. The aim of this initiative is to enable faster and more cost-effective innovations in the manufacturing industry. Internet of Things Manufacturing

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XPeng to double EV manufacturing at Zhaoqing to 200,000 units per year

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Chinese EV manufacturer XPeng signed an agreement with the Zhaoqing Municipal Government and the Zhaoqing High Technology Industry Development Zone to build the Phase Two expansion project of the XPeng Zhaoqing Smart EV Manufacturing Base located in Guangdong Province.

Avass Group to manufacture EVs, lithium batteries in Saudi Arabia

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Australia-based Avass Group recently signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to jointly manufacture electric vehicles and lithium batteries. The agreement bolsters Avass Group’s plans to mass manufacture full electric buses and lithium batteries in Saudi. At a time when more and more countries are trying to reduce their carbon footprint, it’s imperative to boost manufacturing of EVs to meet this goal. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background

GM boosting face mask production; sharing mask manufacturing plans

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In addition, the company has shared its manufacturing plans with GM suppliers along with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association and the Michigan Manufacturers Association ( MMA ) to help other manufacturers ramp up their own production efforts.

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European electrolyzer manufacturers commit to boosting capacity tenfold by 2025

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European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton and European electrolyzer manufacturers last week met in Brussels to discuss how to increase industry’s capacity to produce electrolyzers used to produce clean hydrogen. The Commissioner and 20 industry CEOs signed a Joint Declaration whereby industry committed to a tenfold increase of its electrolyzer manufacturing capacities to reach 17.5

SEAT manufacturing automated ventilators with adapted windshield wiper motors

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Taking an assembly line that manufactures subframes, a car part, and adapting it to make ventilators has been a lengthy, difficult job involving many areas of the company, and we managed to do it in the record time of one week. Health Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Cummins scaling Belgium electrolyzer manufacturing capacity to 1GW through IPCEI support

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Cummins will expand PEM electrolyzer manufacturing capacity at its Oevel, Belgium, factory to 1 gigawatt with the support from the Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) Hy2Tech program. The expansion in Belgium adds to Cummins’ already scaling global electrolyzer manufacturing footprint.

Volvo C40 Recharge LCA highlights huge potential of manufacturing and charging EVs with clean energy

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Materials production and refining, battery module production and manufacturing at Volvo Cars for a C40 Recharge results in nearly 70% higher GHG emissions compared to an XC40 ICE (E5 gasoline). Electric (Battery) Lifecycle analysis Vehicle Manufacturers

Na-ion battery developer Faradion collaborating with battery manufacturer AMTE Power

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UK-based battery manufacturer AMTE Power and Faradion Ltd. , a leader in non-aqueous sodium-ion battery technolog ( earlier post ), announced a collaboration which combines Faradion’s IP with AMTE Power’s design and manufacturing capabilities. Batteries Manufacturing

New $60M DOE funding to increase energy efficiency in manufacturing

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To date, the IACs program, one of DOE’s longest-running programs managed by the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), has provided nearly 20,000 no-cost assessments for small- and medium-sized manufacturers and more than 147,000 recommendations for improvement measures.

Tritium opens its first US-based EV fast charger manufacturing plant

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Tritium DCFC Limited opened its first US-based EV fast charger manufacturing facility, located in Lebanon, Tennessee. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure ManufacturingThe facility will employ more than 500 Tennesseans over the next five years.

Volkswagen Board approves new €2B manufacturing site in Wolfsburg-Warmenau for Trinity

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The Volkswagen Group’s Supervisory Board has approved a new manufacturing facility for the Trinity electric model. The net carbon-neutral Trinity model, built using the most innovative manufacturing methods, is to roll off the assembly line from 2026. The new facility with its optimized processes will therefore become a model for the gradual transformation of production at the main Wolfsburg plant along with all other Volkswagen manufacturing sites worldwide.

ClearFlame Engine Technologies hits multiple manufacturing, customer pilot, and fueling milestones

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a company developing net-zero engine technology ( earlier post ), has hit a number of key milestones through multiple partnerships with customers, manufacturers, and fuel providers.

DOE to award $67M to stimulate manufacturing technology innovation

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a $67-million funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0002252 ) to stimulate technology innovation, improve the energy productivity of American manufacturing, and enable the manufacturing of cutting-edge products in the United States. Manufacturing Market Background

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Nexeon raises more than $200M to fund Si-based anode materials manufacturing

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Further to the announcement of its strategic partnership with and investment from SKC on 26 January 2022, Nexeon, a leading battery materials developer and manufacturer has completed the second close of its fundraise resulting in a total investment of US$170 million. Nexeon is already supplying a number of Tier 1 global battery manufacturers and OEMs. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background

Faraday Future receives manufacturing equipment from Guangzhou MINO at Hanford plant

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EV-maker Faraday Future announced the arrival of intelligent manufacturing equipment from Guangzhou MINO Equipment Co., a top-tier automotive supplier offering advanced manufacturing solutions. —Matt Tall, Vice President of Manufacturing at Faraday Future.

BMW-led consortium successfully implements industrialization and digitalization of additive manufacturing

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Around 50,000 components per year can be manufactured cost-effectively in common part production, as well as more than 10,000 individual and new parts, by means of 3D printing using Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF). Manufacturing Market Background Robotics

Hyundai Motor and Unity partner to build meta-factory accelerating intelligent manufacturing innovation; digital twin

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The MOU pertains to the fields of smart manufacturing, AI training and study as well as autonomous driving simulation. Digital Twin Manufacturing Market Background Simulation Software-Defined Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers

Ascend Elements to invest up to $1B in Southwest Kentucky EV battery materials manufacturing facility; Hydro-to-Cathode

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This closed-loop manufacturing system generates minimal waste and carbon emissions compared to traditional cathode manufacturing, the company says. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Materials Recycling

Volkswagen lays out its NEW AUTO strategy: transforming from manufacturer to software-driven mobility provider; Scalable Systems Platform

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Volkswagen Group executives laid out the basics of the new Group strategy “NEW AUTO – Mobility for Generations to Come”, which will see the Group realign from being a from vehicle manufacturer to a leading, global software-driven mobility provider.

Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars formally inaugurated a new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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DOE to award up to $42.3M to support manufacturing innovations, including Li-ion battery manufacturing

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $42.3-million funding opportunity ( DOE-FOA-0002553 ) to support manufacturing innovations for high performance clean energy technologies to drive economy-wide reductions in carbon emissions, including: Topic area 1: Manufacturing Process Innovation. Next-generation manufacturing processes that improve energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of energy-intensive industries. Topic Area 2: Advanced Materials Manufacturing.

Ricardo to assess feasibility of a UK-based battery manufacturing facility for niche volume EV manufacturers

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Ricardo has received UK Government funding to assess the commercial viability of a facility to assemble battery packs for UK manufacturers which produce fewer than 10,000 electrified vehicles per year. These UK electrified vehicle manufacturers include some of the world’s best-known prestige brands which create their luxury cars, special vehicles, or off-highway machines for a customer base in the low thousands. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

Major bus-makers eye electric bus manufacturing plant in Sydney

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Trio of Australia's busmakers explore development of battery electric bus manufacturing facility in Western Sydney. The post Major bus-makers eye electric bus manufacturing plant in Sydney appeared first on The Driven. Electric Transport EV News battery manufacture Electric Buses

Volkswagen selects China-based LEAD for European gigafactory battery manufacturing equipment

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LEAD) announced that it has been contracted by Volkswagen to supply battery manufacturing equipment for Salzgitter, accounting for more than 65% of the total equipment quantity for that 20 GWh gigafactory. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Europe Manufacturing

Ford to manufacture Mustang Mach-E in China; localized production of GT as well

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Ford announced that Mustang Mach-E, its first global pioneering SUV built on an all-new, all-electric platform, will be manufactured in China by Changan Ford for local customers. Ford is the first automobile manufacturer in China to offer cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology in mass production vehicles and will deploy C-V2X in Mach-E to help drivers in China anticipate potential driving hazards and improve traffic safety and efficiency.