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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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 $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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Airbus and LM Industries create mobility startup Neorizon; digital manufacturing

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Current transport infrastructure and existing mass manufacturing are too inflexible and capital intense to service evolving technology trends and changing consumer demands. Neorizon brings together the flexibility of professional digital manufacturing and the expertise of one of the world’s leading aerospace and defense companies. 3D printing Manufacturing Mobility Mobility services

2019 94

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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DOE announces $3M to improve manufacturing processes through high performance computing

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million for high-performance computing, modeling, and simulation projects to improve manufacturing processes. The new special solicitation is open to Manufacturing USA Institutes and EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office consortia, and their member companies, with an emphasis on partnering with HBCUs and/or organizations located within federal Opportunity Zones. High Performance Computing Manufacturing

2020 68

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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Lucid Motors hires away Tesla manufacturing chief

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Lucid Motors announced on Monday that it has hired Tesla's vice president of manufacturing, Peter Hochholdinger, to head up its own manufacturing operations.

2019 87

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

NIST: Blockchain provides security, traceability for smart manufacturing; digital thread

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Because blockchain gives us both capabilities, we can build trustworthiness into digital manufacturing networks. In their report, Hedberg, Krima and co-author Allison Barnard Feeney describe potential digital threats to smart manufacturing such as product data theft, tampering and corruption.

2019 96

Tesla rings in 2020 with a global manufacturing presence

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Although many who follow the growth of electric cars eagerly await the release of Tesla’s fourth-quarter and annual delivery numbers for 2019, the Tesla of 2020 and beyond is a truly global manufacturer.

2020 83

DOE to award $89M for innovative manufacturing technologies

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US Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced $89 million to support innovative, advanced manufacturing research and development projects ( DE-FOA-0001980 ). This Department of Energy (DOE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) tackles key priorities such as domestic manufacturing for energy storage. US manufacturers have created almost 500,000 jobs since 2017 and more than 250,000 jobs in the last year alone. The manufacturing sector also uses 25% of the nation’s energy.

2019 73

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.

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DOE awards $187M to support innovative advanced manufacturing R&D, including $65.9M for batteries

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $187 million in funding, including $48 million of cost-share, for 55 projects in 25 states to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development. These projects address high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and process challenges. These projects are related to process heating which accounts for 70% of all manufacturing process energy use. Batteries Manufacturing

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Volkswagen Group and Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng sign memorandum of understanding for long-term lithium supplies

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GFL is the world’s leading lithium compounds and metal manufacturer and dually listed on Chinese A share in 2010 and Hong Kong H share in 2018. Batteries Electric (Battery) Vehicle ManufacturersThe Volkswagen Group and Ganfeng Lithium Co.,

2019 118

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

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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Syzygy raises $5.8M in Series A to develop photocatalytic platform for clean chemical and fuel manufacturing

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Examples of these consumers include manufacturers of semiconductors, LEDs, float glass, food oil, metal, and users of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. Syzygy Plasmonics , a technology company developing the world’s highest performance photocatalyst, raised $5.8

2019 153

Equipmake and HiETA developing new motor with 20kW/kg power density using additive manufacturing

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UK-based electrification company, Equipmake, has teamed up with additive manufacturing organization HiETA to develop a next-generation motor as part of a project grant-funded by Innovate UK.

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Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Seeking to slash CO 2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. Climate Change Emissions Manufacturing Power Generation Wind

2019 98

ORNL, Lincoln Electric advance collaboration on large-scale metal additive manufacturing technology

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lincoln Electric announced their continued collaboration on large-scale, robotic additive manufacturing technology at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing InnovationXLab Summit. The new agreement builds upon ORNL and Lincoln Electric’s previous developments by extending additive technology to new materials, leveraging data analytics and enabling rapid manufacture of metal components in excess of 100 pounds per hour.

2019 79

ORNL, University of Toledo to collaborate on advanced materials, manufacturing research for vehicle applications

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The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Toledo have entered into a memorandum of understanding for collaborative research into the advanced design and manufacturing of high-strength, intelligent, lightweight materials for use by the automotive sector. Manufacturing Materials Weight reduction

2019 70

Magna signs its first complete vehicle manufacturing JV in China; EVs with BAIC

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Magna and the BAIC Group have signed a framework agreement governing their electric vehicle manufacturing joint venture ( earlier post ) in Zhenjiang, China, which marks another milestone of their continued cooperation. This joint venture, which is to be controlled by an affiliate of the BAIC Group, represents Magna’s first investment in a complete vehicle manufacturing facility outside Europe. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

2019 76

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.

2018 104

Chinese NEVS buys leading in-wheel electric motor manufacturer

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National Electric Vehicles Sweden announced last week that it has bought Protean, a British manufacturer of in-wheel motors for electric cars. In announcing the tie-up with NEVS, Protean said the acquisition will speed the rollout of its technologies in next generation electric and self-driving cars, and "paves the way for NEVS to deploy Protean. wheel motor NEVS

2019 78

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

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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DOE awards $3.6M to High Performance Computing projects in manufacturing, materials and mobility

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Selected projects will receive access to the National Laboratories’ high-performance computing (HPC) facilities and expertise to help address key challenges in US manufacturing, material, and mobility development. HPC4EI is the umbrella program for DOE’s HPC for Manufacturing, HPC for Materials, and HPC for Mobility initiatives. Selected projects include: HPC for Manufacturing. High Performance Computing Manufacturing Materials Mobility

2019 64

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

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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DOE to award nearly $5.2M for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation; manufacturing, materials and mobility

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The HPC4Mtls Program is sponsored by EERE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office and Vehicle Technologies Office to enhance the US materials development, fabrication, and manufacturing industry to investigate, improve, and scale methods that will accelerate the development of materials that perform well in severe and complex energy application environments. High Performance Computing Manufacturing MaterialsThe US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $5.2

2019 73

Super Store Industries first dairy manufacturer to deploy Class 8 electric trucks

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Orange EV and California-based Super Store Industries (SSI) announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks to multiple SSI facilities, supporting both grocery distribution and dairy and beverage manufacturing.

2019 106

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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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.

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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Tesla rings in 2020 with a global manufacturing presence, strong 2019 growth

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Tesla announced Friday that it delivered about 367,500 vehicles globally in 2019—meeting its guidance for the year of at least 360,000 vehicles and exceeding what Wall Street analysts had anticipated earlier in the week.

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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.

2018 85

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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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

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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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.

2015 106

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

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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