Automotive Manufacturing Processes

Modern manufacturing and assembly processes, whilst highly refined and advanced, are still based in principle on the production-line pioneered by Ford for the Model T in the early years of vehicle mass production. Contemporary systems are fast, precise and now not only actuated by robots, they are increasingly setup and configured by computer.

Pressing

 

Body-in-White Assembly (BIW)
Following delivery of parts from the press shop the vehicle is assembled from the inside-out.
– Assembly of various modules, typically joined by cramping and spot welding.

Painting
Electro-coating
Drying
Base coat
Top coat
Drying unit
Conveyor to assembly

Final Assembly
Trim (including interior modules)
Powertrain
End of line detail assembly

Testing and inspection

Resources

World Auto Steel – covering all aspects of car production with steel.

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