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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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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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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Argonne using machine learning to optimize designing and manufacturing of new products; HD engine simulation presented at WCX

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This technology can be applied to manufacturing to quickly find the best design for a product or the most efficient production process. These models take in certain values corresponding to controlled aspects of the manufacturing process, for example, fuel pressure, when the fuel is injected into the case of an engine. High Performance Computing Manufacturing Simulation

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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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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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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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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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DOE awards $1.87M to 7 projects to advance high performance computing in manufacturing

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million to seven projects to advance innovation in US manufacturing through high performance computing. Part of DOE’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program ( earlier post ), the seven new public private partnerships will enable greater collaboration between DOE national labs and the US manufacturing industry. Project will be co-funded by the Vehicle Technology Office and the Advanced Manufacturing Office.

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All New Flyer facilities now capable of manufacturing Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses

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NFI Group), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, announced that its Anniston, Alabama facility has successfully completed its first full build of an Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric heavy-duty transit bus. The Anniston facility now joins all other New Flyer locations with capability to manufacture the Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric bus, including Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Crookston and St. New Flyer of America Inc.,

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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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ICCT assesses impact of EV battery manufacturing life-cycle emissions debt; policy implications

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Analysts at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) have reviewed recent research into the greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Electric vehicle battery manufacturing emissions have been studied extensively. …

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Strangpresse exclusively licenses ORNL extruder tech for high-volume additive manufacturing

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Ohio-based Strangpresse has exclusively licensed additive manufacturing-related extruder technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that can quickly print hundreds of pounds of polymer material. —Bill Peter, director of DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL. They supply extruders and other equipment for research and development in additive manufacturing to industry leaders. 3D printing Manufacturing

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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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Three-layer technique helps secure additive manufacturing

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Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Rutgers University have developed a three-layer system to verify that components produced using additive manufacturing have not been compromised. Malicious Fill Patterns Detection in Additive Manufacturing ,” (26th USENIX Security Symposium, August 18, 2017).

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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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Akasol manufacturing Li-ion systems for Daimler Citaro electric bus; Samsung cells

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Germany-based Akasol is manufacturing lithium-ion battery systems for Daimler subsidiary EvoBus. The leading European bus manufacturer plans to launch its new electric Citaro bus ( earlier post ) at the IAA Commercial Vehicles event in September. Series manufacturing of the Citaro electric bus starts this year. Based on the specifications we have developed to-gether, they manufacture battery systems for us with cells from Samsung.

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ORNL, Strangpresse sign additive manufacturing patent license agreement

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The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Strangpresse LLC of Youngstown, Ohio, have signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement on a portfolio of ORNL patents related to large-scale additive manufacturing. affiliate, may make, use, or sell the lab’s patented developments of materials, processes and controls that enable the manufacture of parts much larger than current standards. We want to improve digital manufacturing solutions for the automotive industry.

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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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DOE’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program to issue 5th solicitation in January

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The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing ( HPC4Mfg ) program in the Energy Department’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) ( earlier post ) intends to issue its fifth solicitation in January 2018 to fund projects that allow manufacturers to use high-performance computing resources at the Department of Energy’s national laboratories to tackle major manufacturing challenges. High Performance Computing Manufacturing

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GM investing additional $1B in US manufacturing

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General Motors will invest an additional $1 billion in US manufacturing operations. With a strategy to streamline and simplify its operations and grow its business, GM has created 25,000 jobs in the US—approximately 19,000 engineering, IT and professional jobs and 6,000 hourly manufacturing jobs—and added nearly $3 billion in annual wages and benefits to the U.S. These investments follow $2.9

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DOE to award $35M to 24 projects to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $35 million for 24 projects to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing. These projects were selected under an Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office funding opportunity, focused on advanced materials, advanced processes, and modeling and analysis tools for materials and manufacturing. Advanced Manufacturing Awards.

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NRC researchers develop additive manufacturing process for fabrication of permanent magnets for electric motors

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National Research Council of Canada (NRC) researchers Fabrice Bernier and Jean-Michel Lamarre have developed a cold-spray additive-manufacturing process to fabricate permanent magnets for electric motors.

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Stratasys demonstrates next-gen 3D printing for aerospace and automotive manufacturing; partnering with Ford

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the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, will preview demonstrations of next-generation manufacturing technologies at IMTS 2016 (International Manufacturing Technology Show, 12-17 September) as part of its SHAPING WHAT’S NEXT vision for manufacturing.

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NIST, partners create new international standard to improve sustainable manufacturing

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A public-private team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a new international standard that can “map” the critically important environmental aspects of manufacturing processes, leading to significant improvements in sustainability while keeping a product’s life cycle low cost and efficient. Manufacturers, as well as software suppliers that provide analysis and modeling solutions, will be the primary users of the new standard.

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America Makes and ANSI launch additive manufacturing standardization collaborative

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America Makes , the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have launched the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative ( AMSC ). The purpose of the AMSC will be to coordinate and accelerate the development of industry-wide additive manufacturing standards and specifications consistent with stakeholder needs and thereby facilitate the growth of the additive manufacturing industry.

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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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GKN and GE to collaborate on additive manufacturing

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GKN plc signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE Additive, Concept Laser and Arcam AB to collaborate on Additive Manufacturing (AM). Additive manufacturing (also called 3D printing) involves taking digital designs from computer aided design (CAD) software, and building them on an additive machine, layer by layer from metal powder. Freed of traditional manufacturing restrictions, additive manufacturing dramatically expands the design possibilities for engineers.

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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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DOE awards $3.9M to 13 projects using high performance computing in manufacturing; Ford, LanzaTech

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million for 13 projects designed to stimulate the use of high performance supercomputing in US manufacturing. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program enables innovation in US manufacturing through the adoption of high performance computing (HPC) to advance applied science and technology relevant to manufacturing.

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Borgward to build manufacturing facility in Bremen; all-electric-drive Borgward BX7 first model; Industry 4.0

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The company also plans to manufacture electric and plug-in-hybrid versions of the BX5 series and other models. Construction of the new manufacturing facility is scheduled to begin in early 2017. From the start, Borgward’s Bremen plant will base the technological aspects of its manufacturing system, processes, and equipment on the Industry 4.0 Borgward plans to create an SKD manufacturing facility with a production capacity of up to 10,000 vehicles per year.

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Deutsche Post and Ford to manufacture Transit-based electric delivery van

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Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH ( earlier post ) and Ford-Werke GmbH are entering a partnership for the manufacturing of battery-electric delivery vehicles.

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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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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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DOE to award up to $70M for Manufacturing Institute focused on reuse, recycling and remanufacturing

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The manufacturing sector, a subset of the industrial sector, consumes 24 quads of primary energy annually in the United States—about one quarter of total US energy use and roughly three-quarters of total industrial energy use. Manufacturing Sustainability

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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.

TerraE forms consortium to build large-scale Li-ion battery manufacturing in Germany; 34 GWh/y by 2028

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Germany-based TerraE-Holding GmbH has organized 17 major companies and research institutions into a consortium to handle planning for building large-scale lithium ion battery cell manufacturing in Germany. The consortium includes companies from throughout the supply chain, such as infrastructure manufacturing planners, material producers, machine engineering companies, cell manufacturers, and industrial consumers. Batteries Europe Manufacturing

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DOE FCTO soliciting CRADAs on roll-to-roll manufacturing for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) announced a call for cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) between national laboratories and industrial partners to address roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing challenges that will allow rapid transfer of manufacturing and processing technologies from the lab to the plant floor, resulting in less costly and more energy efficient products entering the marketplace. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Manufacturin

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GM, Honda fuel cell manufacturing JV unveils logo

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Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC (FCSM), the joint venture company established by General Motors and Honda for the production of advanced hydrogen fuel cell systems ( earlier post ), revealed its company logo at an event recognizing local elected officials for helping bring the operation to metro Detroit. The plant, located in the same facility as GM’s battery pack manufacturing operation, is expected to create about 100 new jobs by the time it is in full operation.

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DOE announces $3M for high performance computing for manufacturing

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $3 million for manufacturers to use supercomputers at the department’s national laboratories to tackle major manufacturing challenges. In this round, DOE is soliciting proposals in the following primary areas: Proposals that require HPC modeling and simulation to overcome impactful manufacturing process challenges resulting in reduced energy consumption and/or increased productivity.

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