Tag Archives: electric vehicles

American Axle & Manufacturing

Detroit company shows off new tech in Europe October’s International issue of Electrical Apparatus continues to highlight industry stories from every corner of the world. This week, we found another great example of a homegrown company from the United States’ own Motor City—a longtime manufacturing hub—flexing its new muscles by preparing for an overseas show […]

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Drones & EVs

Are the most robust markets for electric motor applications, says report Due to miniaturization in engine technologies, passing regulations for drone usage from the FAA (Federal Aviation Association) and the emergence of battery-powered plug-ins for automobiles, the global market for electric motors is advancing, according to a new report from BCC Research released Wednesday. Drones […]

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Beamer Bracketology

First mass-produced metal part manufactured by 3D printing We covered in this newsletter last week how 3D printing, with all its enormous potential, has reached a crucial juncture of safety, rights, and ethics now that it has become possible to make weaponry using the technology. This week, it’s back to the bright side of the […]

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Recharge, Rethink

ABB news of both varieties: power grids, EV stations When you have 136,000 employees across 100 countries, I guess you grow to expect the good and the bad. Weathering the unexpected—and filtering negative outcomes—are probably woven into the company mantra. Heck, it’s sometimes even calculated to release one as a counterweight to the other. So […]

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Materials World

Important news on steel, aluminum, and rare earths this week It’s acceptable to live in a material world if you’re in certain industries that revolve around the availability, cost, and research of these resources. Three headlines this week could prove crucial for the manufacturing sector, fabrication industries, and electric motors in general, as they concern […]

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From Model T to EV

Ford makes $11B commitment to electric market The automaker synonymous with the assembly line can now be added to the list of those committing to a much different vehicle for the future. Ford Motor Co. president of global markets Jim Farley announced at the Detroit auto show the company plans to invest $11 billion in […]

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Nukes, Oil, and Gas

Revised tax bill, factory output show volatility in energy markets December 15 saw the release of a Congressional tax proposal with striking implications for all corners of the energy sector. The proposal, which is still subject to adjustments but a likely rubric of what’s to come, included incentives for electric vehicles and wind power and rectified […]

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EVolution

Like it or not, the electric vehicle is poised for a takeover Electric vehicles currently make up around 1% of new sales in the global automotive market. About half of that one percent resides in China. But experts project that number to rise to somewhere around 50% by mid-century. That’s roughly a percentage point every […]

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Tempels of Zoom

Company known for its steel moving into German EV market Tempel, the Chicago-based producer of electric steel laminations for motors, generators and transformers, announced July 7 the opening of a new office for sales, strategic planning and engineering in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. The new office opens with the intention of giving Tempel a platform to explore its […]

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Volvo Going Electric

Swedish automaker announces all-electric line for 2019 Volvo announced Wednesday it plans to reinvent its product portfolio by centering its vehicles around the electric motor. The Swedish automaker famous for safe cars also offered insight on the future of the auto industry—and made press releases more interesting to read in the process. The opinion-infused release […]

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