Nov 9, 2020

Dhvani Research: enhancing NDE performance

William Girling
2 min
Dhvani is striving to become a world leading authority of research, development, integration and training for advanced non-invasive diagnostics
Dhvani is striving to become a world leading authority of research, development, integration and training for advanced non-invasive diagnostics...

Recently featured in our full article on non-destructive testing company Waygate Technologies, Indian tech hub Dhvani Research & Development (Dhvani) was highlighted by Arungalai Anbarasu, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, as a particularly strong partner.

“We’ve been working with Dhvani for a few years now and count them as a valued partner in our journey. Dhvani has access to a wide pool of resources, a strong track record in delivering ADR software and associated applications for x-ray, and their customer base includes top global brands.”

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Chennai, Dhvani leverages IITM, CNDE and ESCON technologies in the pursuit of its goal to become a world leading authority of research, development, integration and training for advanced non-invasive diagnostics. 

A keen imparter of sector specific knowledge, it offers both corporate and public training on topics ranging from digital NDE, ultrasonic guided waves, thermal imaging and more. The courses themselves are designed to be client specific and feature both practical and theory-based modules.

Originally a ‘spin-off’ of IIT Madras (Indian Institute of Technology Madras), Dhvani moves beyond its expertise by also possessing a broad portfolio of essential products and solutions:

Inspection

  • TAPS (Tank Annular Plate Scanner)
  • CUPS (Corrosion Under Pipe-support Scanner)
  • CRISP (Critical Region Inspection Scanner for Pipes)

Automated

  • TASS (Turnkey Automated Scanning System)
  • TraCSS (Transducer Characterisation & Scanning System)
  • SHRUTI (Scanning High Resolution Ultrasonic Testing & Imaging)

Software

  • SIMUT (Conventional and Phased Array Simulator)
  • SIMSONIC (Ray Based Ultrasonic Simulator)
  • SIMXRAY (A Ray Based software package for simulating the Digital X-ray Inspection)

Furthermore, Dhvani takes pride in its ability to combine unique models and elements to create a bespoke solution for its customers. This is enabled by a strategically developed partner ecosystem. “Dhvani connects its unique competencies in science and advance technology to create solutions that enhance and nourish performance,” said the company.

“Dhvani is incredibly flexible in its working arrangements and truly drives us to succeed on multiple fronts simultaneously; a nice contrast from hardware companies, which are used to more structured and therefore slower shifts,” added Anbarasu.

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May 10, 2021

Lion Electric to Construct US EV Manufacturing Facility

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SmartManufacturing
Sustainability
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Georgia Wilson
3 min
Lion Electric |Smart Manufacturing | Sustainable Manufacturing | Electric Vehicles | Electric School Buses | Electric Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles | Sustainability | Technology | Freight | Transportation
Lion Electric announces its selection of Illinois to construct its all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicle manufacturing facility...

Who is Lion Electric?

Founded in 2008, Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of all-electric, zero-emissions, medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles. Lion Electric designs, manufactures, and assembles all components for its vehicles that have unique features specifically adapted to the users and their needs. “We believe that transitioning to all-electric vehicles will lead to major improvements in our society, environment and overall quality of life,” believes Lion Electric. 

Lion Electric’s new Illinois Manufacturing Facility

Just two months after announcing plans to construct a battery manufacturing plant and innovation centre in Quebec, Lion Electric is expanding its locations further, selecting Joliet, Illinois for its new manufacturing facility in the US.

The new facility is said to “represent the largest dedicated production site for zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles in the US,” as well as being the company’s biggest footprint in the market. The new facility will give Lion Electric the capacity to meet increasing demand for ‘Made in America’ zero-emission vehicles and bring production closer to customers. 

It is expected that the first vehicles off the production line will be in the second half of 2022.

“Lion’s historic investment to bring its largest production facility to Illinois represents not only a win for our communities, but a strong step forward in our work to expand clean energy alternatives and the jobs they bring to our communities,” said Gov. J.B. Pritzker. 

“The new Joliet facility will put Illinois at the forefront of a national movement to transition to zero-emission vehicle use, advancing our own goals of putting one million of these cars on the road by 2030. In Illinois, we know that a clean energy economy is about more than just vehicles – it’s about healthier communities and jobs for those who live there. We are excited to welcome Lion to the Land of Lincoln and look forward to their future success here.”

Lion Electric’s Agreement with the Government of Illinois

Over the next three years, Lion Electric will invest a minimum of US$70mn into Illinois. The new facility - totalling 900,000 square feet - is expected to create a minimum of 745 clean energy direct jobs in the next three years, and have an annual production capacity of up to 20,000 all electric buses and trucks.

Scaling electric bus production and decarbonising freight and transportation

As the US moves to electrifying its school buses, the additional production capacity at the facility will help Lion Electric to scale its electric bus production, as well as produce an increased volume of heavy-duty zero-emission trucks to help governments and operators in the US further the decarbonisation of freight and transportation fleets.

“Lion is the leader in electric school buses and has always been dedicated to the U.S. market, and our commitment to be close to our customers is one of the core values we have as a company. This significant expansion into the U.S. market will not only allow us to drastically increase our overall manufacturing capacity of electric trucks and buses but to also better serve our customers, while adding critical clean manufacturing jobs that will form the backbone of the green economy,” said Marc Bedard, CEO and Founder of Lion.

“I also want to acknowledge the crucial role that P33 and Intersect Illinois, civic groups committed to developing developing a long-term roadmap for the local tech industry, played in connecting Lion with the Chicago area’s business and civic community to help further commercial traction, as well as engagement with key workforce and supplier partners.” 

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