How plastic can help meet the electrification challenge

Nov 07, 2019

The growth in electrification initiatives is a bold and clear statement from manufacturers that there is cleaner, more efficient ways to power vehicles, and that electric vehicles on the roads will soon become the norm. Projected growth is said to be at a compound annual rate of almost 40%. By 2025, that’s almost 2,000,000 electric vehicles.

There are specific factors driving this rapid development; government legislation and environmental pressures the most common and whilst OEMs welcome the switch, the electrification of vehicles doesn’t come without its challenges.

One such challenge is protecting the life blood of these vehicles – the all-important battery.

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Alucast targets new automotive opportunities with £2.25million machine shop and casting investment

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A Black Country manufacturing specialist has pushed aside the uncertainty of Brexit to complete a major £2.25million investment drive. Alucast has upgraded its casting capability ...

Schools show the ‘need for speed’ at MAN Design & Make Challenge

Jul 26, 2019

An East Staffordshire school showcased its engineering excellence last week when it won the main prize for ‘Efficient Design’ at the Manufacturing Assembly Network’s (MAN) ...

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KimberMills forges ahead with 100th birthday sales boost

Jul 01, 2019

A West Midlands company that helped pave the way for the Channel Tunnel and produces forged parts for use in hip replacements is celebrating its ...

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Schools wanted as manufacturers join forces to launch its Design and Make Challenge

Jul 10, 2019

Nine manufacturers from across the West Midlands are joining forces to help inspire the engineers of the future at a special event next month. The ...

‘Taking the weight out of the equation’ delivers £3m contract boost

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Delivering complex components for new automotive ‘light-weighting’ projects is reaping dividends for a Black Country supplier. Alucast, which is one of the UK’s largest independent ...

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Electric vehicles demand lightweight solutions – Enter aluminium casting

May 24, 2019

The demand for lightweight structures and weight reduction solutions from Electric Vehicles (EV) will increase significantly within the next 10 years. This is an encouraging ...

Made in the Midlands success for MAN Group

May 08, 2019

The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN) is celebrating after two of its member companies were recognised at the prestigious Made in the Midlands Awards. Brandauer, a ...

MAN Group sets its sights on an award double at Made in the Midlands Awards

Apr 18, 2019

Two Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN) members will be fighting it out with the best of industry next month to claim two of the sector’s Made ...

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