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.

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.

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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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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

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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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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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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

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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

Altris to manufacture sodium-ion cathode material in Sweden

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Sodium-ion battery cathode producer Altris AB ( earlier post ) signed a deal with AB Sandvik Materials Technology to house the company’s first industrial-scale manufacturing facility in Sandviken. Batteries Manufacturing MaterialsThe new facility, called ‘Ferrum’, will have the annual capacity to produce 2000 metric tonnes of Altris’ cathode material Fennac, enabling 1GWh of sustainable sodium-ion batteries to enter the market each year.

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DOE announces $3.1B to boost domestic battery manufacturing and supply chains

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The infrastructure investments will support the creation of new, retrofitted, and expanded commercial facilities as well as manufacturing demonstrations and battery recycling. The Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing FOA has 12 specified areas of interest: Commercial-scale Production Plants for Domestic Separation of Critical Cathode Battery Materials from Domestic Feedstocks. Commercial-scale Domestic Battery Cell Manufacturing.

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.

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.

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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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

Foxconn to develop battery manufacturing and EV ecosystem in Indonesia

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Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn), a global leader in smart manufacturing, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Ministry of Investment/BKPM, IBC, Indika, and Gogoro to develop jointly a battery manufacturing and electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Other Asia

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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Major companies with large fleets release new EV roadmap for car & truck manufacturers

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Members of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance presented top vehicle manufacturers, including Volvo, GM, Daimler and Toyota, with a roadmap for developing the types of electric vehicles that companies plan to acquire in the US over the next five years.

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DOE announces Stage 1 CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Prize Winners

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The US Department of Energy announced Stage 1 winners of the Conductivity-enhanced materials for Affordable, Breakthrough Leapfrog Electric and thermal applications ( CABLE ) Conductor Manufacturing Prize. The 10 teams selected in Stage 1 of this $4.5-million, three-stage competition will work to develop affordable, manufacturable materials that conduct electricity more efficiently and upgrade the US manufacturing and transportation infrastructures.

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.

Mercedes-Benz to manufacture YASA axial-flux electric motors in Berlin

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Mercedes-Benz announced the acquisition of YASA, UK-based manufacturer of ultra-high-performance electric motors in July ( earlier post ), securing access to unique axial-flux technology, deepening its vertical integration and value creation in development and production.

Daimler Truck acquires ~10% stake in machinery manufacturer Manz; pilot line for battery cells and battery assembly

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Manz AG is a globally active high-tech machine manufacturer with a focus on the automotive industry and electro-mobility. The findings from this lab will also form the basis for future decisions regarding the manufacturing depth for own battery systems. Batteries Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers

China’s largest electric two-wheel vehicle manufacturer adopts Nidec in-wheel motor

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China’s largest manufacturer specialized in two-wheel vehicles, Yadea has more than 50 million users in 80-plus countries around the world. Nidec Corporation announced that its in-wheel motor has been adopted for the first time for ???01(Huan

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Mercedes-Benz announces strategic partnership and equity stake in Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis

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Mercedes-Benz has entered a far-reaching strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., The stake will give Daimler the option to nominate a representative for a seat on the supervisory board of the battery cell manufacturer.

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DOE to award $89M for advanced manufacturing R&D, battery manufacturing a key focus

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award $89 million to support innovative, advanced manufacturing research and development projects. This Funding Opportunity Announcement ( DE-FOA-0001980 ) addresses priorities such as domestic manufacturing for energy storage. The US manufacturing sector is growing; US manufacturers have created almost 500,000 jobs since 2017 and more than 250,000 jobs in the last year alone. Batteries Manufacturing

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Toyota investing $90M in two manufacturing plants to boost hybrid transaxle and engine capacity

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Toyota will invest an additional $90 million in two of its US manufacturing facilities to boost hybrid transaxle and engine capacity: Toyota West Virginia (TMMWV) – $73 million. million engine blocks a year, parts needed for every Toyota and Lexus vehicle manufactured in North America. Hybrids Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers

Sakuú develops 3Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery; additive manufacturing platform

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a developer of multi-process additive manufacturing (AM) technology, has produced a 3Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery (SSB) that equals or betters current lithium-ion batteries. Sakuú Corporation (previously KeraCel Inc.),

Desktop Metal qualifies 4140 low-alloy steel for high-volume additive manufacturing of end-use parts with the Production System

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With the speed of the Production System, businesses can now use binder jetting to print complex 4140 parts at competitive costs while maintaining the strength and mechanical properties of traditionally manufactured alternatives. 3D printing Manufacturing Materials

BASF expands CAM production capacity in China to 100 kt/year; multi-ton scale manufacturing for manganese-rich products

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The manganese-rich products are already manufactured on a multi-ton scale. Batteries China Manufacturing MaterialsBASF Shanshan Battery Materials Co., BSBM), a BASF majority-owned company in China (BASF 51%; Shanshan 49%), is expanding its battery materials capacity in Changsha, Hunan Province, and Shuizuishan, Ningxia Province, to meet the fast-growing local and global demands of the electric vehicle (EV) industry.

Fisker and Magna sign long-term manufacturing agreement

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signed a binding agreement supporting manufacturing with Magna International. Fisker and Magna also confirmed that production of the all-electric Fisker Ocean SUV is projected to start on 17 November 2022 at Magna’s manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria, where they have produced more than 3.7 This agreement is broad-based and comprehensive, covering planned volumes, manufacturing costs and quality metrics over the program’s lifecycle through 2029. Fisker Inc.

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LG Energy Solution hires NVIDIA scientist to transform battery manufacturing facilities

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Widely known as a skilled individual in the manufacturing field of global data science, Pyun brings more than 20 years of expertise in machine learning and extensive global experience. His successful leadership of an industrial AI team on defect inspection for manufacturing products is now a part of an AI curriculum at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Manufacturing

Volkswagen committing $7.1B to boost product line-up, R&D, manufacturing in North America; targeting 55% BEV sales by 2030

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billion over the next five years in the North American region (NAR) (Canada, Mexico, United States) to boost its product portfolio, regional R&D and manufacturing capabilities. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Software Vehicle Manufacturers