PRODUCTION

Assembly

U.K. Auto Industry Faces $74 Billion Brexit Hit

Year-end deadline to avoid crippling tariffs.
#europe #sustainability #facilities

Rapid Prototyping

VW to Use Next-Gen Stratasys 3D Printer

Multi-material rapid prototyping that is 99% accurate to production parts
#Stratasys

Business

Don Walker of Magna Talks About the Industry Now—and In the Future

Don Walker is CEO of Magna, a company that he has been with for 33 years. He’s retiring at the end of 2020 and talks to “Autoline After Hours” about the industry he has been instrumental in
#Magna #Fisker #GeneralMotors

Production

Chinese Battery Maker Ramps Up Plans

Cobalt-free units due next year, $2.4 billion European plant to open in 2023
#asia #europe #tech

Production

Flexible Production Facilitated by Porsche

Porsche and partners have developed a system to simulate production operations that can provide cost-effective, low-cost output
#Porsche #facilities

Business

U.K. Electric Van Startup Plans U.S. IPO

Using a micro-factory to make 10,000 vans for UPS
#europe

Business

Why Nissan May Sell Mitsubishi Stake—or Not

Semantics belie a search for possible funding option for Nissan’s turnaround.
#asia #Mitsubishi #facilities

Hybrid

Valeo Scales Up Tech Plans

CTO Guillaume Devauchelle on the future of electrification, automation and in-vehicle health systems
#Valeo #europe #tech

Assembly

Ford Adds Electric Transit Van at Kansas City Plant

All-new E-Transit will go on sale in late 2021.
#Ford #facilities

Quality

Vehicle Inspection Startup Eyes Expanded Opportunities

Auctions and dealership applications promise to provide OEMs with improved lifecycle data
#body #tires #quality