As you all know, not all parts of the new cars from Trollhättan are being made at the Stallbacka plant. NEVS, and Saab Automobile before them, has a large number of independent parts suppliers. And as NEVS are […]
Was Swedfoam’s bankruptcy a result of NEVS ”reconstruction” in 2014? Are any other suppliers who worked with them for the NEVS 9-3 still interested in working with them for another go-round?
The article in Västgöta Bladet literally says ”The Tidaholm based company Swedfoam produced dashboards for Saab 9-3 but was forced to apply for bankrupcy at the end of 2014”.
When NEVS were in reconstruction, a deal was made with the creditors (that NEVS owed money). All debts above 500 000 SEK were to be reduced by 50 %. This was approved by 98,2 % of all creditors. With a total of 573 creditors, 469 were paid in full (source: http://teknikensvarld.se/nevs-far-skriva-ner-sina-skulder-178663/).
I would ASSUME that a lot of parts providers still are interested in working with NEVS. From what I’ve read, NEVS managed the reconstruction very well (with no complaints from those involved, source: http://teknikensvarld.se/nevs-gar-ut-ur-rekonstruktionen-180858/)
The plant in Tidaholm is starting up again as Automotive Interior Parts Sweden AB (AIPS) owned by NEVS. I think 40 jobs (I used Google translate).
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Yes, this is exactly what I wrote in the post above. Was there anything that I missed? 🙂
Sorry! I got distracted and stopped reading after the Cliff Models part. Thought I had finished the article.
Monique, you’re more than welcome here, but you need to behave with respect to the other visitors as well. If you can’t stay on topic and won’t stop spamming the comment field, then feel free to make a strategical retreat from this site.
I’m not attacking you. You are spamming the comment field and you refuse to stay on topic. I’m just asking you to stop doing this. Please, do behave now.
Monique – can’t you just move to Facebook or so? This is Saabsunited and I’m eager to read Angelo or Tjelle posts which are always interesting and well to the point. Now I see new article and half of comments is your spam. That’s not what we expect from this place.
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Interesting article, but comments are crazy.
With the revolution spured by 3D printing, could the Parpas Diamond 30 be a bit of a dinosaure in the parts fabrication world? IAC, making such investments bodes well for Trollhättan.
I think 3D printers can coexist with machines such as this. 3D printers have developed a lot lately, but there may be things that the Diamond 30 can do better. As mentioned in the post, Koenigsegg is one of Cliff Models customers. But Koenigsegg also use 3D printers, among other things for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNedUZxP8NU
Isn’t it a SAAB 9-3 SS @ 1:19 in the Cliff Models video?
I thought so too, but I’m not sure (so I didn’t dare to say it).
It definitely is. I’d recognize that 3/4 view anywhere.
To me the gantry machine is what we call a 5 axis cutter. It is used a lot in pre production of all kinds of molds that can then be used to form the end product. I have seen a huge block of high density foam shaped by the cutter (drill) shape a boat hull over a five day period.
The system is controlled by a computer which has been programmed with the design parameters for the desired finished mold shape.
It really is a big drill motor that can move both left and right, as well as back and forward on the grid area. the computer also raises and lowers the cutter, as per the design input.
Monique, now that you have had your fill of Jonathan, and Jacko and SaabsUnfriendly you may wish to apply for a job as a an axis operator.
The pays good and you get to sit on a chair and keep an eye on the computer screen for the cutter. Actually it would give you a lot more time to drive those guys nuts with your sporadic postings. Love ya Babe!
Some words from my side on the Phoenix platform codes.
Althoug Phoenix 1.0 is more or less the former GM Epsilon I Sweden, NEVS had to make some changes because they had to change some parts, partly because of the suppliers but also because they wanted to get rid of parts where GM could make decisions upon.
The new NEVS 9-3 is based on the further development of the older SAAB 9-3 towards an electric car. I think they have not only changed the floor panel to fit better to the battery module, but they also renewed some parts to further make the car their car.
Regarding Phoenix 2.0, afaik GM still had some possibilities to make NEVS life more difficult that it already is.
Phoenix 3.0 is a different thing as the numbering shows. NEVS had not only to adapt the platform to a pure BEV platform but also to remove all GM hooks. And that is the reason why it is taking so long to get those new NEVS cars in the road.
Monique, you’ve been warned several times but you still keep on spamming the comments section and going off-topic. And now you’re telling people to ”go to hell”. Enough is enough. You’re now banned from posting further comments here at SaabsUnited.