Automotive Supply Chain

Government and industry jointly dedicate £300 million to boost UK manufacturing productivity

£300m of joint government and industry funding is allocated to businesses to boost the UK’s manufacturing capabilities, it is announced today (11 September 2020) by the Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, at London Tech Week. These funds will go to those with creative ideas including using…

🕘 11/09/2020

Nissan achieves breakthrough in carbon fibre parts production

A material used in airplanes, rockets and sports cars may find its way into more mass-market cars thanks to a new production process developed by Nissan. Nissan found a new approach to the existing production method known as compression resin transfer moulding. The existing method involves forming…

🕘 07/09/2020

Mahindra and REE Automotive collaborate in developing electric commercial vehicles

Mahindra & Mahindra, part of USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, and REE Automotive today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore development and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles for global markets. Such a strategic collaboration will leverage REE’s revolutionary…

🕘 26/08/2020

SICK enables easy set-up contour-based navigation on any mobile platform

With the release of the SICK LiDAR-LOC solution for mobile platforms, users can implement contour-based localisation on any automated guided vehicle, cart, forklift or service robot fitted with SICK 2D LiDAR sensors or safety scanners. The SICK LiDAR-LOC (Localisation On Contour) system enables…

🕘 13/08/2020

Selecting the optimum motor technology for an application

Selecting the motor for the motion portion of an application is rarely a straightforward task, with different motor technologies all having characteristics that impact on the design in different ways. Here, Dave Beckstoffer of Portescap guides us through the factors to consider. As a design…

🕘 03/08/2020

Verkor is Europe’s new producer of battery cells for EVs and industrial storage

Verkor, a French industrial company, will raise battery cell production in Europe, with the support of EIT InnoEnergy, Schneider Electric and the GROUPE IDEC. The new venture will accelerate the production capacity of low-carbon batteries in southern Europe to meet growing demand for electric…

🕘 30/07/2020

Motorsport inspired technology to aid future fast jet development

BAE Systems and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) have joined forces to explore how battery management and cooling technologies from the motorsport industry could be exploited to deliver efficiency and performance gains in the design of future combat aircraft. An Oxfordshire-based specialist team…

🕘 17/07/2020

Williams Advanced Engineering to supply battery systems to the ABB FIA Formula E world Championship

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has again landed the exclusive contract to supply the Gen3 battery system of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The highly successful relationship started when WAE was chosen as the first supplier of batteries to the electric racing series. Instrumental in…

🕘 02/07/2020

Dispensing: what do we mean by accuracy and repeatability?

A number of the products that we offer are described as being highly accurate, precise and/or repeatable. We believe that these criteria are important to a process where consistent, high quality output is required, and they have a big impact on productivity through reduction of material waste…

🕘 19/06/2020

New autonomous vehicles to navigate their way around Middle East’s largest seaport using georeferencing technology from Xsens

A ground-breaking deployment of autonomous vehicle technology by DP World, the operator of the Jebel Ali container port in Dubai, is to demonstrate the performance and reliability of technology provided by Xsens, the manufacturer of motion-tracking sensors, supporting DGWorld, a manufacturer of…

🕘 19/06/2020