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Machining technology for electric vehicle market

Electric vehicle manufacturing strengthens its market share and the need to produce components at a higher capacity with more efficiency is high. The challenge is to boost productivity and minimize production costs without sacrificing quality. We guide you and explain why MODIG’s machining technology is ideal for electric vehicle manufacturing and offers high-performance solutions for producing each application used in the vehicles. Our advanced and innovative machine tool portfolio can tackle any automotive part machining, regardless of design and complexity.

For complete finish-machining EV-Structures and Battery Enclosures, we have the solutions. MODIG’s machining solutions are the perfect match for machining EV components to ensure substantial production productivity increases, production cost savings, and consistent accuracy.


Aluminum extrusion for electric vehicles

With a weight saving of up to 50% compared to steel, aluminum is used in many vehicle parts. For electric vehicles, aluminum components dominate. Everything from chassis, body-in-white, doors, hoods, and trunks to housings for motors and electric batteries is produced in aluminum.

Many people think that aluminum would be too soft to be used in the car’s load-bearing parts such as the body or to support an electric motor and that it would not withstand the torque or force needed for an electronic vehicle. But aluminum is solid and durable and does very well under the stresses of high-performance race cars.
For both battery trays and charging station housings, which must provide heat transfer functions to keep the battery cool or warm in cold weather, aluminum is an excellent choice.

Aluminum can also be usefully applied in brake components to increase the braking efficiency of electric cars. The metal is an excellent heat conductor, which means that the braking heat created will disappear while providing sufficient wear resistance.
Aluminum extrusion is a preferred method to produce aluminum parts for electronic cars. The technique has made it possible for manufacturers to manufacture parts more efficiently on a more consistent basis, which has improved the quality of their work. Another advantage of aluminum extrusion is that it is exact. The parts you work with will be perfectly round, smooth, and even. You will have a consistent thickness throughout the piece, and this will make your life a lot easier. Another advantage of this process is that you do not have to do identical pieces repeatedly, as the process will make the parts uniform.


Modig's machining technology Ideal for EV-market

MODIG’s machining technology is ideal for electric vehicle manufacturing and offers high-performance solutions for producing each application used in the vehicles. Our machining center is the best in class for making battery trays by aluminum extrusion. They are also a perfect match for machining more oversized aluminum structural parts for the vehicles. Now is the time to upgrade manufacturing with MODIG-technology for producing battery trays, brakes, rims, pumps, suspension, steering components, sill, crash box, bumper, subframe, rear twist beam, and more with high speed completed in one setup.

HHV 2 – A universal machining center with two rotary tables for bar and extrusion. Completing parts in one setup.

HHV 3 – A universal machining center with three rotary tables for bar and extrusion. Completing parts in one setup.

EVM-2 – This twin-spindle machine manufactures battery trays and frames for electric vehicles in one setup. It is a must-have upgrade to achieve maximum productivity.

U19 – An optimize machine for rear body casting machining, mega casting with a high-speed spindle and dual zones

Automotive manufacturing is changing

Increased use of aluminum in car manufacturing

The automotive industry has experienced a significant change in recent years and is still going true a transformation. In step with expanded rules for emission levels and strong consumer demand for reduced fuel consumption, the pursuit of lowering the car’s weight has meant that lightweight materials such as aluminum are used more and more in vehicles. In many cases, aluminum has replaced steel in the body. Another contributing reason why aluminum is becoming more common in cars is the introduction of electric vehicles. Because reducing the weight of the car is essential when it comes to an electric vehicle.

Lower weight for Electric Vehicles

If we look back 50 years, we see that aluminum in cars is more than five times, as usual, today. With the rise of aluminum use, the car has become lighter. Parts such as heat exchangers, steering wheels, engine blocks, bumpers, and engine heads have long been made of aluminum to reduce the vehicle’s weight. To further reduce the vehicle’s weight, subcontractors within the automotive industry have switched to manufacturing doors and the entire body in aluminum. Lowering the car’s weight, which directly impacts the car’s emissions and consumption levels, will accelerate in the future for the car industry with the increased demand for electric vehicles.

The electric vehicle accelerates development

The quest to manufacture lighter cars has become even more evident with the transition to electric vehicles and has driven the development of using more aluminum in car manufacturing.

As the market for electric cars grows ever more prominent, the demand for intelligent manufacturing solutions increases. Competitiveness starts upstream, where the “rubber meets the road”- in part and component manufacturing. To be competitive, manufacturers of electric vehicles strive to complete details more efficiently and sustainably without compromising quality. The MODIG-way of machining makes a big difference in quality-built, minimizing production cost, achieving the desired productivity. Read more about MODIG’s machining solutions that are a perfect match for electric vehicle production.