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

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

2018 106

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 130

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.

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

AKASOL expands agreement to supply Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with batteries for electric buses

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AKASOL AG, a leading German producer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems, is expanding its long-term framework agreement to supply a Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with high-performance battery systems for electric buses and trucks.

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.

2008 130

Germany launches R&D facility for industrial-scale Li-ion cell manufacturing; €500M in funding

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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has launched the Battery Cell Research Production Center, a new R&D and large-scale industrial manufacturing plant for lithium-ion cells; the center will receive an investment of €500 million. Six German cell manufacturers have already pledged their support for the establishment and operation of research production: Leclanché, BMZ Group/ Terra E, Customcells, EAS and Liacon.

2019 103

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)

2018 65

NiZn batterymaker ZAF Energy Systems receives strategic investment from Wirtz Manufacturing

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Wirtz Manufacturing, a global provider of equipment design and technology for the lead-acid battery market, has made a strategic investment in ZAF Energy Systems, a manufacturer of nickel-zinc (NiZn) batteries. The investment will expand ZAF’s manufacturing capacity from hundreds of batteries per month to thousands of batteries per month in the ZAF Joplin, Missouri facility.

2019 81

Carbon and Automobili Lamborghini partner to manufacture digitally auto parts at scale

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Carbon announced a strategic partnership with Lamborghini in digital manufacturing. Through our extensive procurement research, we found that many of our vehicle components were ideal candidates for digital manufacturing.

2019 83

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

2018 98

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

2017 90

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

SK Innovation to build $1.67B EV battery manufacturing plant in Georgia

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billion to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plant in Georgia. The first phase will invest approximately $1 billion and employ more than 1,000 advanced manufacturing employees, making it the largest scale electric vehicle battery plant in the United States. South Korea-based SK Innovation, a developer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, will invest $1.67

2018 94

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.

2018 70

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.

2015 143

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

2018 65

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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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.

2018 77

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.

2017 85

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

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

2015 82

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

2013 108

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.

2017 91

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.

2017 78

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.

2014 84

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.

2012 128

Volvo Cars and Baidu jointly to develop and manufacture electric autonomous cars for China

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Volvo Cars and Baidu will pool resources to take the next step and prepare for mass manufacturing of fully electric and autonomous cars, according to the agreement. Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu, the leading Chinese internet search provider, jointly to develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world.

2018 87

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

2018 65

New manufacturing technologies deliver lighter and stiffer 2014 Corvette

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Approximately $52 million of the investment went to a new body shop that manufactures the car’s all-new, lightweight aluminum frame in-house for the first time. Fuel Efficiency Manufacturing Weight reduction Aluminum resistance spot welding in Bowling Green.

2013 115

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.

2018 109

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.

2018 111

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.

2016 87

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.

2017 78

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.

2018 60

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.

2016 78

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.

Sources: GM manufacturing revamp could signal faster lane-change to EVs

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Less than a week after speaking out in favor of a national electric vehicle mandate, and in the shadow of Tesla reporting a profitable quarter, General Motors might be on the verge of announcing a radical change to its plans for future electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in the U.S. The automaker is anticipated to make a major business. General Motors GM Mary Barra

2018 87

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.

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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