January/February 2022

BMW Spending €790 Million to Expand E-Drive Production Operations
As BMW Group continues to increase production capacity for its new electric motors and integrated drive systems at its Competence Centre for E-Drive Production at Dingolfing northeast of Munich, it is also ramping up capacity for e-drive production at additional locations. The company recently released more details about its massive electromobility buildup, much of which is centered around its in-house designed and manufactured highly integrated motor and powertrain.

Diesel Icon Volvo Penta Moves Aggressively into E-Propulsion
From powering firetrucks to ferryboats, Volvo Penta is aggressively building its prowess in the design and production of electric drivelines and e-propulsion systems. Long known as a supplier of diesel power systems for industrial and marine markets, the Swedish sibling of Volvo automobile and truck brands is making bold steps toward electrification as the markets that it serves increasingly electrify their transportation platforms.

Magnetic NDT Continues to Advance at Eddyfi as It Triples in Size & Expands in Scope
In the high-stakes world of non-destructive testing where failure to detect flaws can lead to disastrous consequences in energy facilities, pipelines and aircraft, Eddyfi Technologies continues to build its magnetic systems while also growing aggressively into ultrasonic and other methods.

Focused on New Strategies, Navy Wants HTS Magnet System for Autonomous Mine Detection
In concert with a new strategy for autonomous technologies, the US Navy is launching a research project to develop a system based on a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnetic source with an advanced acoustic generator to detect underwater magnetic influence mines.

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