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BMW models featuring composites

At the 2016 edition of New York International Auto Show (from March 25th to  April 3rd), BMW will feature a number of models featuring composites, including two models (the BMW M760i xDrive and…

New lightning system on BMW 7 series

On the new BMW 7 Series, a lighting system featuring a striped pattern of ground illumination makes it easier to enter the vehicle in the dark. Fraunhofer researchers have developed special microoptic lenses…

BMW’s engine plant in Coleshill, UK

The project to develop the BMW Hams Hall engine plant in Coleshill, UK is complete. The production of new three and four-cylinder engines is already being ramped up on brand-new production lines, and…

Coating engine components to save fuel

Scientist from the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new laser method to apply the coating on the production line: coating engine components with hard carbon reduces friction…

BMW: new car plant in China

Mercedes-Benz recently opened a new compact car plant in China. The local production joint venture of BMW in China (Beijing Benz Automotive Corporation – BBAC) just started the production of the new GLA…

BMW adds new models and expands production in China

BMW is investing on Chinese market. The German carmaker will produce three additional models in China, including a new compact, plans to expand the capacity of its two manufacturing plants in the country,…

BMW adds new thumbs for factory workers

BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) industry applied 3D printer technology to reduce strain on manufacturing-line workers’ hands giving them stronger, augmented thumbs. The 3D-printed apparel acts like support brackets for the workers’ thumbs, reducing strain and…

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