“The charging infrastructure is the Achilles heel of electromobility”

Interview with Christoph Stoppok, Managing Director of Electronic Components and Systems and PCB & Electronic Systems at ZVEI. Christoph Stoppok explains what effects e-mobility may have on companies, and which obstacles are currently being overcome.

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E-mobility: The Changing Automotive Life-cycle

Infographic illustrating the four life stages of the electric car. The development, production, use, and recycling of an electric vehicle provide opportunities for new business models, but also require new skills.

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Warning Signals in the Management Cockpit

How e-mobility is altering the balance of power in the automotive industry. All-electric cars are still the exception on our streets. However, the switch from the drive concept of the combustion engine to the electric powertrain is gaining momentum in the industry. We present three dimensions where particularly far-reaching changes can be expected.

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The Killer App

Electromobility is creating new rules for carmakers and their suppliers. With e-mobility, the automotive industry is facing the biggest paradigm shift in its more than one-hundred-year history. This change could be life-threatening, in particular for highly specialized suppliers.

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From Prototyping to Manufacturing

Guidelines for using 3D printing within a company. Companies can now use 3D technologies to replace conventional production methods like milling, molding, drilling and turning. We list checkpoints for digitalized production and approaches to additive manufacturing.

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Multi-dimensional Circuit Carriers using Additive Manufacturing

Beta LAYOUT: Prototypes for new printed circuit boards developed with EOS technology. PCB specialist Beta LAYOUT faced a number of different challenges when manufacturing customized prototypes for interconnect devices. A workpiece produced using additive manufacturing that receives its functionality via direct laser structuring provided the solution.

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“Opportunity for Germany as a Center for Technological Innovation”

Interview with Dr. Thomas Jüngling, CEO, H.C. Starck Surface Technology and Ceramic Powders GmbH

In an interview, Dr. Thomas Jüngling explains why the market for additive manufacturing has picked up speed and what trends and opportunities companies should be aware of.

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Potential for Creative Transformation

More than just gimmicks – the use of 3D printing components in industry. Industrial 3D printing is claimed to significantly reduce production times and costs while making the supply chain more flexible. The technology has great potential to creatively transform traditional production processes across all sectors.

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3D printing: Strong Momentum

Fresh impetus for the future development of additive manufacturing. Rapid software development, topology optimization for functional parts and new printing materials are only a few examples of the momentum of 3D printing technology. Taking the key raw material metal as an example we illustrate which future developments are of particular importance.

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