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. Our new Additive Manufacturing Campus will concentrate the full spectrum of the BMW Group’s 3D printing expertise at a single location. 3D printing Manufacturing

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Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

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One things is clear, except for Honda , most manufacturers are either getting on board now or headed in the Plug-In direction. Tags: manufacturers I t wasn't that long ago that I remember a Chrysler ad that bragged about how its new Charger, with the big V 8, was a hybrid.

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Argonne announces Flame Spray Pyrolysis process for commodity-scale manufacture of nanomaterials

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory announced the availability of a new manufacturing technology that simplifies the manufacture of nanomaterials in high volumes. These enhanced material characterization capabilities enable greater manufacturing precision.

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For Greener Manufacturing, Think IAQ

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The next generation of cars will be cleaner and greener than ever—but a lot of the manufacturing processes that go into them are still pretty dirty. From the frame to the muffler, automotive manufacturing still involves welding, cutting, grinding and machining.

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

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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

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Audi and Ericsson to pioneer 5G for automotive manufacturing

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Ericsson is already running 5G industry programs all over the world to help manufacturers boost productivity and create new business opportunities. This project is a great opportunity to see what is possible when we bring 5G into an automobile production environment to truly enable smart wireless manufacturing. survey, the 2018 Manufacturing Global Expert Survey , found that two-thirds of manufacturing companies rank digitizing the production value chain (Industry 4.0)

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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

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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. Much of that volume will come from the Model 3, the 215-mile, $35,000 sedan Tesla unveiled earlier this year, and plans to put into production by the.

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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. It's launched a series of electric cars with 200 miles or more of range, which remain—eight years after its first Roadster—the only such cars sold today that can make that claim. Perhaps one of its more unexpected impacts has.

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

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Manufacturer Spotlight: smart

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Manufacturer Spotlight smart smart fortwoWhere we stand: December, 2012 It’s no surprise that with a name like Smart (for branding purposes, all in lower case: “smart”), the automotive brand packs in a lot of clever technology.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Tata Motors

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Manufacturer Spotlight india TataWhere we stand: January, 2013 In the UK, Tata Motors is perhaps most well-known as the name behind Jaguar and Land Rover.

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.

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Manufacturing Spotlight: MINI

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Manufacturer Spotlight MINI MiniWhere we stand: November, 2012 What word springs to mind when you think of the MINI? Perhaps “iconic” – the ultimate symbol of great British motoring?

Manufacturer Spotlight: Cadillac

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Manufacturer Spotlight brand Cadillac Cadillac ELR electric range-extendedWhere we stand: February, 2013 It is one of the most iconic names in American motoring: Cadillac, a brand of General Motors, is renowned for being the premier luxury carmaker in the USA.

DOE funds a fifth round of projects pairing manufacturing, high performance computing; KeraCel and solid-state batteries

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million for 13 industry projects under fifth round of selections for the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program for the HPC4Mfg Program, led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and its partners Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Project will be co-funded by the Building Technologies Office and the Advanced Manufacturing Office. High Performance Computing Manufacturing Solid-state

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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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Significantly to reduce the CO 2 intensity and water use of its manufacturing operations. Honda continually strives to improve energy efficiency and to r educe waste, water use and emissions from the manufacturing of its products.

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Volkswagen Group to expand EV production worldwide to 16 sites by end of 2022; partnerships with battery manufacturers

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To ensure adequate battery capacity, partnerships with battery manufacturers for Europe and China have already been agreed. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Vehicle ManufacturersThe Volkswagen Group is expanding its production of electric vehicles to 16 locations around the globe by the end of 2022. This was announced by Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, at the Group’s Annual Media Conference in Berlin.

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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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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.

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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. European knowledge in battery manufacturing. Its R&D portfolio includes materials study, product development, engineering design, test and verification, intelligent manufacture, project management, etc. Batteries Europe Manufacturing Market BackgroundCATL) is building its first plant outside of China in Thuringia, Germany.

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Subaru

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The automobile manufacturing division of Fuji Heavy [.]. Manufacturer Spotlight Subaru G4e Hybrid Tourer Manufacturing Spotlight R1e StellaWhere we stand: August, 2011 Internationally renowned for its boxer engine which became a hallmark of the Volkswagen Beetle and the Porsche 911, Japanese carmaker Subaru has now made the engine a hallmark of all of its own vehicles while also offering turbocharged versions of their passenger cars.

Li-ion battery-maker Farasis Energy raises $1B+ to accelerate global automotive battery manufacturing expansion

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Farasis Energy, a global developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion cells, modules and large battery systems, recently completed C-round financing exceeding 1 Billion US dollars. The compay will use the capital raised to accelerate the expansion of its global automotive battery manufacturing infrastructure. In July, Farasis established a new manufacturing base in Zhenjiang with a planned annual capacity of 20 GWh.

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StreetScooter opens second manufacturing facility in Düren; doubles capacity to 20,000 electric vans per year

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StreetScooter GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group and leading producer of electric delivery vehicles ( earlier post ), has opened its second manufacturing facility.

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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. The manufacturing time allowed engineers to make design iterations much more quickly than with traditional methods.

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Audi and EOS start development partnership focused on holistic approach for metal-based additive manufacturing

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Audi AG has started a development partnership with EOS, a global provider of high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions. In application of additive manufacturing, Audi is also focusing on the production of inserts for die casting molds and hot working segments.

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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.

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Carbon-Negative Replacement For Cement Traps CO2 During Manufacturing

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The Portland cement that acts as the glue in concrete is actually a major source of carbon emissions, due to the intense heat required to manufacture it. You may be aware of your car''s carbon footprint, but what about the emissions related to the concrete structures it drives over?

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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

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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

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Kia

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Where we stand: December 2010 The second largest automobile manufacturer in South Korea, Kia has been taking significant steps forward in recent months as it bids to be among the frontrunners in the green car race. Manufacturer Spotlight Kia manufacturersThe Paris Motor Show 2010 was particularly important for the company as it took the opportunity to unveil a [.].

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Bosch opts to outsource battery cells rather than to manufacture; disbanding internal efforts, selling Seeo

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Although Bosch intends to lead the mass market for electromobility that will emerge after 2020, the company has decided that the means to achieving that strategic end does not include manufacturing of the battery cells.

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Williams Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing Group form automotive battery JV; Aston Martin launch customer

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Two UK-based companies—Williams Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing Group—have formed a new joint venture—Hyperbat Limited—to produce batteries for future hybrid and electric vehicles. What will be the UK’s largest independent vehicle battery manufacturer will open in early 2019 in Coventry. Unipart is well-known for its expertise in automotive manufacturing, logistics and supply.

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.

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Brexit: Europe’s largest car manufacturers urge Theresa May to avert ‘no-deal’ scenario

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Ahead of Theresa May’s vital Brexit summit in Brussels tonight, key European automotive manufacturers and suppliers have come together to warn of the potential consequences a no-deal scenario would have on the sector

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Nissan launches EV battery manufacturing in Smyrna plant

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Combined, the construction of the battery plant and modification of the Smyrna manufacturing facility represent an investment of up to $1.7 The Nissan LEAF is manufactured on the same line as Altima and Maxima so volume can readily be adjusted among the vehicles to meet demand.

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.

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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.

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Manufacturing Spotlight: Vauxhall

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Vauxhall ecoFLEX Manufacturer Spotlight Vauxhall AmperaWhere we stand: May, 2012 The Vauxhall brand of General Motors has been the second largest selling motoring brand in the UK for more than two decades. Its vehicles are largely identical to those of the Opel brand, which is sold across Europe, with most designed in Germany and produced across Germany, Spain and Poland, [.].

BMW Group expands use of additive manufacturing processes in series production; planar technologies

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The BMW Group has been using components from 3D printers in series production since 2012; more than 10,000 additively-manufactured parts are built into the Rolls-Royce Phantom. The advantages of additive manufacturing are visible early on, especially for components with a complicated design.

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Skoda

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Where we stand: December, 2011 Perhaps there is no greater proof of how quickly times can change in the motoring industry than with Czech automobile manufacturer, Skoda. During the 1980s it was manufacturing cars that conceptually dated back to the 1960s and its dated image made it the punch-line to more than its fair share [.]. Manufacturer Spotlight Skoda environmental Manufacturing Spotlight new performance

Ricardo aims to be the niche battery pack manufacturer of choice for premium high-performance hybrids and EVs

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Ricardo said that its recent completion of a full EV sports car battery manufacturing concept program by its Performance Products division is a significant milestone in its aim to become the niche battery manufacturer of choice for high performance hybrids and EVs. The project just completed is a further demonstration of Ricardo’s aim to become both the engineering and manufacturing partner of choice for the niche battery systems of high performance EVs and hybrids.

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