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US govt study sees electric car sales stuck in slow lane

30 January 2019 - 22:05
Increased demand for battery materials used in electric vehicles has reignited interest in the mining sector now that the China-induced supercycle in commodities demand is levelling off.

Titanium carbide makes aluminum alloy viable for cars

29 January 2019 - 17:10
Engineers from UCLA have developed a way to make an aluminum alloy known as AA 7075 so strong that it can be welded without breaking.

The Senseless Dream of the Electric Future

28 January 2019 - 18:24
Why Professor Jörg Wellnitz of THI knows that the hype surrounding the electric car is little more than subterfuge

Flagship Volkswagen plant transforms for EV era

26 January 2019 - 13:49
German auto maker giant Volkswagen has just upped its bet on electric vehicles (EVs) by overhauling its Salzitter plant to focus on production processes for battery cells for the new generation of cars, which the company plans to also start producing soon.

Fives integrates an ABB YuMi® collaborative robot to demonstrate the potential of this new technology for the automotive industry

24 January 2019 - 21:52
Within Fives Group, the Automation team (Facility in Montévrain, near Paris, France) has developed a collaborative robotic cell to assemble small sub-components for one major car manufacturer in Europe.

US copper projects gain steam thanks to electric vehicle trend

24 January 2019 - 21:01
Once seen as a laggard in the global mining industry, U.S. copper deposits have quietly drawn more than $1.1 billion in investments from small and large miners alike as Tesla and other electric carmakers scramble for more of the red metal.

World’s top maker of battery cells for EVs to open German plant in 2021

23 January 2019 - 23:28
China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) plans to produce 60 gigawatt hours (GWh) beginning in 2026 from its battery factory in Germany, its first production site in Europe and the grounds of car giants BMW, Volkswagen and Daimler AG.

Vibratory or Belt? Conveyors for Every Angle

22 January 2019 - 14:34
A major player in the aluminum automotive components industry was frustrated by the capabilities of an integral part of their die casting process: the use of belt conveyors. Although extremely common to handle scrap material in die casting facilities, this type of conveyor in this environment is renowned for causing production shutdown and maintenance issues.

Electric Motorcycle Made in Gilan

20 January 2019 - 15:57
An electric motorcycle has been produced locally by the Khodadadi Technical Institute in Bander Anzali in Gilan Province.

Fives supports Daimler in the production of its new Mercedes-Benz compact electric vehicle in Hambach, France

19 January 2019 - 17:18
As part of its project to increase the production of electric vehicles in Europe, the car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Cars has awarded Fives a contract to supply fluid filling machines at its Hambach plant in France.
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